As you think about your overall health, you may not be considering your oral health. However, your oral health plays an important role in your overall health and well being.
Keeping an open line of communication with your dentist is important as well. Here are some questions to ask your Concord, NH dentist next time you visit them for checkup.
What Can I Do Improve My Oral Health at Home?
Besides consistent brushing and flossing, did you know there are other steps you can take to ensure you're making the most of your home care routine?
Your dentist may recommend adding an antibacterial mouth rinse to your routine for added protection against cavities. Perhaps switching to an electric toothbrush might benefit you. Discuss these topics with your dentist for their recommendations.
Do I Need X-Rays? Are They Safe?
X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows your dentist to see how your teeth and mouth are doing internally. X-rays allow them to detect many concerns in their earliest stages, which in turn gives you the opportunity to utilize less invasive and costly treatment procedures.
We use digital x-rays at White Park Dental, which emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are much safer for our patients and the environment, as there are no harsh chemicals needed to develop them.
How Often Do I Need a Dental Checkup?
Many patients think that if their teeth aren't hurting, there's no need to see the dentist. The problem with this philosophy is that by the time you feel pain, there is probably already damage.
Dentistry is all about prevention. When we see you for your routine checkups and cleanings, we can monitor your oral health and make you aware of any concerns very early on, before pain even starts.
At White Park Dental, we're here to be your partners in optimum oral health. We love having dialogue with our patients in order to educate them about their oral health, and we welcome your questions anytime!