Many of us have frequent dental questions, but don’t want to ask during our dental check up. 

dental questions

Take control of your appointment. You have a right to ask your dentist questions about your oral health.

We are embarrassed.

We are afraid of the answers.

We forget when the dentist has all that equipment in our mouths.

These are some dental questions that we should be asking our dental health provider:

  • What can I do to make my breath smell better?
  • Which toothpaste do you think is best for me?
  • Is buying an electric toothbrush worth the cost?
  • When should I worry about my receding gums?
  • If my gums bleed, I should worry about my heart health?
  • Does teeth whitening chewing gum really work?
  • Is it safe to use mouthwash regularly?
  • How can I improve my dental health easily?
  • How can I tell if I’m brushing/flossing to hard or frequently?

While I encourage you to ask your dentist, some answers are given for these questions at Men’s Health

These are pretty basic concerns. If you have these questions, your dentist, and in some cases a hygienist, can best provide you with answers that are best for you not just generic. In most cases we believe our dentist is just trying to assembly line us in and out of their office so they can make money. I promise you, if you ask your dentist for more information about how to improve your dental health they will give you the time you desire.

It may help, if it is not a norm for check ups, to let the scheduler know you would like some extra time during your appointment to discuss concerns.

If your dentist is not willing to spend a little more time with to educate you concerning your dental questions, you may want to find a dentist that offers more consultation time! If in the Albuquerque Area, Dr. Alicia Abeyta  schedules complete consultations before beginning care as a standard! Let this be the example, not the exception.