Most of us only see the dentist a couple times a year, so it is important to make sure you are getting the most out of each appointment.
Before your visit it is important to consider your dental needs, preferences and goals. Let the dentist know right away what your needs are, and find out what steps you can take to take an active role in your dental care.
Make sure your medical history is up to date
Be sure the dentist or dental hygienist knows your complete medical history, in many cases common medical conditions can impact your oral and dental health. The more your dentists knows about your health, the better they will be able to personalize your care and address your dental health concerns.
Ask for advice
An appointment is the perfect time to ask questions and make sure you are using the proper tools and techniques. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask questions as your dentist has probably dealt with similar problems before and can offer helpful solutions.
Schedule Regular Appointments
Scheduling regular trips to the dentist allows for your dentist to better address your dental concerns by coming up with preventive measures to avoid dental problems or discomfort rather than having to do more extensive treatment to an unchecked problem.