A lot of the time, when you go to the dentist you end up answering questions about your oral care and overall wellbeing. But do you ever ask your dentist questions regarding your smile? After all, there is a lot you can learn when you come into your regular appointments. Remember that you should be taking full advantage of your time in the office. Here are some questions that your dentist in Frisco is hoping that you will ask during your next visit.
How Can I Improve My Oral Health?
Visiting your dentist is one way you are maintaining the health of your smile, but there is much more to keeping your mouth healthy than your six-month checkup. Feel free to ask your dentist about what you can do better. Are you missing areas in your mouth when you brush and floss? Are you flossing enough? Are you using the proper dental tools to clean your teeth? Is there anything you should be focusing on regarding your oral hygiene? Your dentist is there to help you better yourself.
What Foods Should I Be Staying Away From?
The foods you eat affect your entire body, including your oral health. Certain foods and beverages are best left for occasions while others could benefit you by becoming part of your daily diet. Ask your dentist about the different things you should be consuming and what you should be staying away from in order to maintain good dental health.
How Can I Enhance My Smile?
Your dentist wants to help you improve your smile in every way possible. This includes both at a health standpoint and when it comes to how confident you feel. Ask your dentist about how you can enhance your smile cosmetically so you will be proud to show it off. If you are looking to fix small chips, misalignment issues, or discoloration, your dentist is there to help you achieve your goals.
Am I At Risk for Future Dental Problems?
Whether you may be more prone to a dental problem because of heredity or lifestyle habits, it is good to know so you can make steps to decrease your odds going forward. Ask your dentist if you are at a higher risk and if there is anything you can do, such as reducing your alcohol intake or using better oral hygiene practices to lower your chances of developing issues in the future.
What Are My Financial Options?
You don’t want to get your dental treatment only to have a huge bill at the end of your visit. Ask your dentist about their different financing options. Check to see that your dentist accepts your dental insurance. If you don’t have insurance, ask about their options so you can get the care you need without breaking the bank. Many dental offices have other options. All you need to do is ask!
Next time you visit your dentist, it doesn’t hurt to throw some of these questions out there. You may just learn something that can help you improve your smile!
About the Author
At Stonebriar Smile Design, Dr. Jill Wade and her team provide a wide array of services from preventative to cosmetic to emergency care and much more. Dr. Wade earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor University and has gained over two decades of experience. She has also attained the prestigious Master of Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) designation. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, visit her website or call (972) 377-7800.