Making a checklist to bring to your next dental appointment will help ensure that you make the most of your time with the dentist. Taking the time to put together a list of questions will encourage you to pay attention to details about your oral health that you may otherwise miss, such as tooth sensitivity. It can also help you address any issues before they become serious.
Before you even get to the dentist’s office, you likely have a mental list of items to take care of in advance. One of the first items to address is confirming your appointment. Many offices these days will send you a text or email confirming your appointment. However, if you do not receive one, it’s best to call the office and double-check that they know you are coming in for a visit. This keeps everyone on the same page and ensures that your time and your dentist’s time will be respected.
Next, you’ll want to make a list of any questions or concerns you have about your oral health. If you are not sure where to begin with this, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
- Do I ever feel any pain or discomfort in and around my mouth?
- Does my partner say they hear me grinding my teeth at night?
- Do I have difficulty sticking to my dental routine?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is worth bringing them up to your dentist to get their professional opinion.
Additionally, if you are experiencing any of the following, you should make your dentist aware of it at your next appointment:
- Swollen gums
- White or red sores in your mouth
- Unusually bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Tooth sensitivity
- Discoloration of the teeth
- Jaw clenching
Some of these problems are likely easy fixes, but others could be signs of a bigger problem down the road. It is best to address them earlier rather than later to find a solution.
Call Babylon Dental Care Today
If you have questions or concerns about your dental health, don’t hesitate to reach out to Babylon Dental Care. Our team of dedicated dentists and hygienists is looking forward to greeting you at your next appointment. Our offices are open for our full array of services, including cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, orthodontics, and emergency care. Call us today at (631) 983-6665 to make your next appointment.