Try not to think of your next dental appointment as just something you have to get through. Instead, it is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about the state of your oral health and what you can do to improve it. Poor oral health has been linked significantly to medical conditions such as diabetes or chronic digestive disorders. You may be surprised to know, for instance, that the foods and drinks that you consume can have a direct effect on your dental as well as your overall health.
What about your home care regimen, are you using the right implements, is your toothpaste and mouthwash appropriate to your needs? If you have trouble flossing your dentist or hygienist can give you tips on how to make it easier.
Early signs of oral cancer are often detected in the dental chair. Your hygienist will do a screening at regular intervals. If you notice a change in the pattern of your mouth mention it to your hygienist asap.
If something shows up in the exam or if x-rays detect an unforeseen problem ask your dentist to explain treatment options and possible repercussions if a procedure is postponed. If he strongly recommends immediate action don’t hesitate to ask about expenses. Most practices accept dental insurance or a financing plan.
Don’t feel reluctant to voice your concerns, your dentist will appreciate the interest that you show in maintaining your oral health. Call Meadow Hills Dental @ 303-951-4988 in Aurora, CO.
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