There is more to going in to see your dentist than simply getting a cleaning and checkup. They also have the opportunity to educate and help you achieve optimal oral health.
If you want to get the most out of each visit to your dentist, make sure you bring the right tools with you.
This lets you take advantage of your time there and have the most to show for it when you go home. Here are a few things that can help you make the most out of those visits.
What to Bring to Each Dental Appointment
The first thing you should bring with you to each dental appointment is a list of any questions that you have about your oral health. It isn't uncommon that you wind up with a simple question here or there about your teeth or your gums.
Write them down as they come up. Keep a small notebook for just these types of occasions. Write down the questions you have, crossing off any you find the answer to on your own. Then ask when you are at the dentists.
Another thing to bring with, perhaps in that same small notebook, is a list of any pain you have had in your mouth. Note where the pain was, what you were doing, and if the pain subsided, what you did to help reduce your pain. Then, ask the dentist to take a look at those areas when you are having your exam.
Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist while you are there. They not only help to keep your mouth healthy, but they also want to help educate you on things that you can do to help promote your oral health. Trust their guidance and education by asking them questions and putting the answers to good use.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (315) 800-5020 today.