We are constantly being reminded about the importance of routine dental exams and that we should brush our teeth at least twice a day. However, oral health is so much more than checkups and brushing. Did you know much of our overall health is linked to our oral health? Our team at Simply Wellness Dental encourages patients to ask questions, especially if you have any concerns. Here are a few questions you should ask your dentist during your next routine visit!
How Can I Improve My Oral Hygiene?
Dentists aren’t with you at home to observe your everyday habits that affect oral health which is why it’s important to know how to take care of your smile yourself. Maintaining good nutrition will help strengthen your gums and teeth. Stray from sugary snacks and drinks, as they can cause tooth decay. Limiting alcohol and eliminating tobacco can improve your smile’s appearance, as it causes stained teeth and gum line recession. Being mindful of your mouth will allow you to spot anything out of the ordinary such as gum sensitivity, sores that heal slowly, or constant bad breath.
What Can Be Done About My Tooth Sensitivity?
Your daily dental routines should not be a challenge or cause any pain. Even if you feel the slightest bit of discomfort, make sure to tell your dentist. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by overzealous brushing, tooth grinding, certain treatments you may be undergoing, or gum disease. Depending on the cause, your dentist will be able to give suggestions on how to relieve it.
How Can I Improve My Smile?
Whether it’s tooth whitening or Invisalign you are seeking, don’t be shy to ask your dentist these questions. They are there to provide optimal care. Your dentist can spot oral problems early on and prevent them from becoming more severe. They can also give you the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. From cosmetic dentistry services to Invisalign, we are here for you and your smile!
We Can Help Take Care Of Your Smile!
Being proactive about your dental health could save you time and money, and even prevent periodontal disease. Dr. Vik Sharma and the rest of the team at Simply Wellness Dental in Burnaby are happy to speak to you about our services including, Invisalign, cleaning and prevention, and tooth replacement, as well as any of your other dental needs. Contact us today for more information!