When you visit your dentist for regular checkups, you may not have any oral health concerns. But it’s always good to talk to your dentist about your teeth’s health and condition during these visits. Arming yourself with more knowledge about general and cosmetic dentistry and your unique dental care needs can help you maintain your beautiful smile now and into the future.
1. How Healthy Are My Gums?
Gum disease affects millions of Americans. Long before diagnosis, your dentist may see signs of poor gum health during your regular dentistry appointments. Your dentist may be able to point out certain areas of your mouth that could use extra care during brushing and flossing routines. Addressing gum disease early is important, as the effects of its advanced stages are often irreversible.
2. Am I Brushing and Flossing Correctly?
Most people brush and floss daily as recommended, but not everyone performs these tasks correctly. Getting helpful tips on the types of toothbrushes and floss that will provide optimal results for you can make a big difference. Also, your cosmetic dentist may notice areas of your mouth that indicate certain problems in your brushing and flossing habits.
3. How Can I Get the Smile I Want?
If you’re like most people, your smile isn’t perfect. Whether your teeth aren’t the bright white they once were or molar growth has made your teeth slightly crooked, modern dentistry may have the exact solution you’re looking for. Whitening and straightening procedures can now be completed in little time and at a reasonable cost, with long-lasting results. Discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist and you may have the smile of your dreams when you walk out the door.
The next time you visit your cosmetic dentist, be sure to ask some questions to ensure you’re getting the best from your oral health routine. At StoneRidge Dental Care of Columbus, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is eager to help you find the solutions for the smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your dental exam today by calling (614) 476-6696.