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Questions to Ask Your Family Dentist

May 28, 2022
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Posted By: Kennedy Dental
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The American Dental Association and your dentists in Bellevue, NE, recommend twice-yearly checkups and teeth cleanings for patients with healthy smiles. This schedule helps ensure their continued oral health by lowering cavity and gum disease risks.

At Kennedy Dental, we always make time during these appointments to address your concerns and answer your questions. If you’re unsure what to ask your dentist, consider the common questions below. They let you know the current state of your oral health and so much more.

#1 What Is the State of My Oral Health?

This question allows your dentist to address any concerns further and provide tips for better oral health. For example, your dentist can tell you that your teeth and gums are healthy. However, you may not be hitting critical areas with your dental floss. Perhaps, your dentist notices dry mouth and makes recommendations for a specific mouth rinse.

#2 How Can I Lower My Risks for Certain Conditions?

If you already visit us twice yearly for checkups and teeth cleanings, your dentist may recommend additional steps for at-home oral hygiene. For example, adding another brushing and flossing session or quitting smoking.

#3 Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Your dentist always shares findings with you following your checkup. So, if a new cavity or emerging root infection is not causing sensitivity, you may be brushing too hard or using the wrong toothbrush. Your dentist will provide tips to help alleviate sensitivity.

#4 What Type of Mouthwash Should I Use?

Your dentist may recommend an alcohol-free mouthwash if you have dry mouth or other types if you have sensitive teeth or are prone to cavities.

#5 Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry or Teeth Whitening?

Following your checkup is a great time to ask this question. It often means you’ll not need a consultation to ensure cosmetic dental treatments are right for your smile.

Contact Your Dentist in Bellevue, NE

If you think of questions after leaving our dental office, never hesitate to call (402) 291-3535! We are always happy to help.

And if it’s time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning in Bellevue, NE, contact Kennedy Dental today.

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