Last updated 11 months ago
Patient education is a top priority of dentists because no dental treatment can substitute for the benefits of preventive home care. When you ask questions about the health of your teeth, your dentist will gladly provide you with helpful answers that can save your teeth and gums from serious damage. Here are a few questions based on common dental conditions that you may want to ask next time you are in the dentist’s chair:
How can I improve my oral hygiene routine?
Even with regular brushing and flossing, you may be experiencing problems of enamel decay and bleeding gums, which is an early sign of gum disease. This can occur for a number of reasons—you may be brushing too hard, not brushing long enough, or simply overlooking a problem area. Your dentist can point out areas that need extra attention and guide you on improving your cleaning style.
How can I relieve toothache pain?
Pain or sensitivity in the teeth may be related to a wide range of problems, but the most common by far is cavities. As soon as you start to feel irritation in a certain area, bring it to the attention of your dentist so he can address the decay before it damages soft tissues.
Does my diet affect my oral health?
The food you eat plays a large role in the health of your teeth and gums. Snacking can be particularly problematic, because it usually occurs at points in the day when you cannot conveniently brush your teeth. Your dentist can recommend healthy snacks and pinpoint problematic foods that you should be avoiding.
For dental care focused on your individual needs, visit the dentists at Belmont Dental Group. We can help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for life. Schedule an appointment with us on our website or by calling (617) 484-2431.