While your routine dental visits every six months may sometimes seem like and inconvenience, this is also a great time to communicate with your dentist about any concerns or questions you have about your oral health. Your dentist is a great resource and also your partner in helping you maintain your oral health and your beautiful smile. Here are some questions you can use to get the conversation started.
How Can I Improve My Home Care?
While your cleanings and checkups are important, optimum oral health really depends a lot on what you do at home. Hopefully you are brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once. Your dentist may recommend additional products you can use to improve your home care such as an electric toothbrush or antibacterial mouth rinse.
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of different issues from grinding your teeth, to decay or a cavity. It can often be the indicator of bigger problems going on in your mouth such as gum disease. If you experience sensitivity, you should alert your dentist so they can help determine the cause and you can be proactive about completing any necessary treatment.
Should I Wear a Night Guard?
If you suffer from bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth at night, you might benefit from wearing a night guard while you sleep. Your dentist can identify the problem because you may experience jaw pain, headaches, or excessive wear to your teeth. Your dentist can customize a comfortable night guard that will protect your teeth from the damage that bruxism causes, and alleviate any pain or headaches you might experience.
These appointments with your Concord, NH dentist are important. If it's time to schedule your next routine visit give White Park Dental a call today.