When you have the right dentist, your dental treatments and checkups may be a pleasant rather than a potentially terrible experience. Visits to the dentist are the first step in taking control of your oral health for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Elevating your smile to the next level requires more than just a routine checkup and cleaning. Dentists in Liverpool agree that patient education is vital for a truly winning smile. So, to make the most of your time in the dentist’s chair, ask a lot of questions, such as the following.
What Particular Type of Toothbrush And Toothpaste Should I Be Using?
The dental tools you use on a daily basis may have a significant impact on your oral health. For example, did you know that although hard bristles toothbrushes effectively remove plaque and stains, they may also harm your teeth and gums? With so many options today – electric, hard and soft bristles, varied bristle patterns, and more – it’s best to ask your dentist for advice. The same goes for toothpaste. Depending on your needs, whether you have sensitive teeth or gums or are looking to whiten your teeth, your dentist can prescribe a suitable toothpaste.
How Can I Improve My Smile?
This question is great because it’s so broad. It gives your dentist a lot of room to provide you with advice specific to your situation.
Perhaps brochures in the waiting room have made you want to learn more about how your teeth and gums can look and function better. Chances are there are many treatments you don’t even know about that can help. Your dentist can advise on which ones are right for you and which over the counter products you should and shouldn’t be using. Even if you’re happy with your smile, it’s never a bad idea to find out what more can be done. This is especially applicable for procedures covered by your insurance.
Are There Any Important Updates I Need To Share With My Family Doctor?
Because your oral health and hygiene are linked to your overall well-being, health problems and side effects from prescribed medications can often show up in your teeth, tongue, gums, as well as in your mouth. Communicating oral problems and symptoms to your doctor can help them find and treat specific health problems quickly and accurately.
In the same way, your medical history may affect your particular treatment plan or determine whether or not you can have specific procedures done.
Are Any Of My Dental Problems Hereditary?
Although poor lifestyle choices can contribute to a variety of dental issues, some are inherited. As a result, you could discover you are more prone to gum disease, tooth decay, misaligned teeth, and other problems that are, in fact, hereditary. Understanding the best course of action for the treatment of yourself and your family requires insight into any genetic issue you may be susceptible to.
Do I Need This Treatment Right Now, Or Can I Wait A While?
At Liverpool Dental Care, we recognise that dental procedures may be expensive. We pride ourselves on providing dentistry that is both accessible and affordable. Our dentists take the time to discuss your oral health with you and explain all of your treatment choices.
We may also discuss a payment plan. We accept all major health funds and can claim Health Fund rebates on the spot. In addition, we are providers for BUPA and Medibank Private (meaning you can claim from your Health Fund and pay less out of pocket). Your dental health is important to us. We will always work together with you to find a solution and protect you from missing vital treatments. In the long term, failing to seek the treatment you need now might lead to more serious diseases and more costly care later on.
Great dental health is achievable when you take an active part in understanding your role in your dental care! Don’t miss up on the chance to ask questions and obtain valuable advice from dentists. At Liverpool Dental Centre, we strive to provide pain-free and rewarding treatment. Get in touch today, and we’ll call you back to confirm your appointment.
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