The more you are able to interface with your dental team, the better for your smile. Our O’Fallon dentists encourage you to ask questions when in you’re in the dentist’s chair. Here are some key topics about which you may want to ask…
As you are crafting your optimal at-home oral hygiene routine, make sure to talk to your dental team about what type of toothbrush bristle is right for you. Bristles are available in everything from “soft” to “extra firm,” so there are a lot of possibilities out there. Your dental team can help you figure out what type of bristle will clean your smile without inadvertently creating damage.
It is also a good idea to talk with your dentist about your schedule of professional dental cleanings. Your dental team will be able to give you a better idea of whether twice-a-year cleanings will meet your needs. Some patients, including those with ongoing oral health conditions, need to undergo cleanings more frequently.
You should also be open with your dental team about any signs or symptoms of bruxism that you may be experiencing. Headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, sleep disturbances, and tooth pain can all be indicative of chronic bruxism. If you aren’t sure whether your symptoms are troubling, just talk to your dentist for additional guidance!
Your dental team is there to support you and your smile—don’t be shy about speaking up with questions or concerns! You can always schedule a consultation with our O’Fallon dentists by calling our office or by using the Contact Us page on our site to reach our team.