At Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness, we recommend that all of our patients come to visit us once every six months for routine preventative care. During your preventative care appointments, you should feel comfortable asking questions relating to your dental health. We believe that an informed patient is a healthy patient, meaning that we are happy to help you better understand how to care for your smile. Consider asking the following questions at your upcoming preventative care appointment:
How can I improve my oral hygiene?
During your routine preventative care appointments, you will receive a dental cleaning from one of our skilled dental hygienists. During your dental cleaning, they will remove any plaque or tartar buildup from your teeth. This helps to stop the progression of concerns like dental decay or gum disease. As they remove the plaque and tartar, they will get a good idea of which places you are missing when brushing or flossing. Ask your hygienist for advice on how to improve your current oral hygiene routines. They can let you know which areas of your mouth need additional attention so that you can remember to clean these places specifically when brushing your teeth daily.
What are the treatment options for my dental concerns?
After your dental cleaning is complete, your dentist will come in to examine the current health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Patients should be honest with their dentist and let them know of any symptoms they’ve experienced outside of the dentist’s office. Symptoms may include anything from bad breath, toothaches, and gum sensitivity to jaw pain, tension headaches, or frequent earaches. Your dentist will consider the symptoms you’ve mentioned as well as the current health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone before offering you a treatment plan to meet your needs. Feel free to ask your dentist for any information regarding your treatment options including questions about budgetary goals, anticipated healing times, and the benefits these treatments will have to your long-term dental health.
Do you have any cosmetic dentistry recommendations?
After your dental exam is complete, you may also consider asking your dentist for their cosmetic dentistry recommendations. Many offices will offer some cosmetic services to their patients looking to alter the appearance of their smiles. Our Annapolis, MD dentist office provides cosmetic dentistry services like Invisalign, porcelain veneers, Lumineers, and teeth whitening. Dr. Sheen will discuss your cosmetic concerns as well as your long-term goals to come up with a smile makeover solution that meets your needs. This allows him to treat your smile with the right cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve functional, comfortable, and long-lasting results. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen online today.