Going to a New Dentist - Questions to Ask

Going to a New Dentist - Questions to Ask

Posted by Dr. Galan on Feb 24 2022, 10:20 PM

When we plan a dental visit to a new dentist, there is a lot to discuss regarding health concerns, dental habits, fears, and apprehensions. Good communication with the dentist makes a huge difference in the healthy relationship throughout the dental treatment journey. 

Why Is the Dentist–Patient Relationship So Important?

Effective knowledge regarding oral health empowers patients to feel they are a vital part of their own treatment plan. A proper patient–dentist relationship builds trust and transparency, which makes the treatment comfortable. 

Top 5 Questions to Ask a New Dentist

1 What Is The Current State of My Dental Health?

A new dentist may examine your overall dental health and check for lesions, wounds, bumps, cavities, plaque, tartar, or signs of teeth grinding. Some may skip this question and will not be able to be self-aware of the root cause of the dental issue. The dentist will examine your oral health, discuss your current dental health, and suggest the right treatment plan.

 2 How Can I Optimize My Dental Health Through Diet and Hygiene?

Diet and oral hygiene have a great impact on oral health. Some foodstuffs and beverages may disrupt dental health. The dentist can give some dietary recommendations and oral tips to support the treatment journey.

3 Are There Any Health Concerns I Should Discuss With My Family Doctor?

The health condition of your mouth affects your overall health and vice versa. Oral health is an important factor for attaining overall health. A small change in oral health may be a warning sign of serious health issues like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and so on. Take this opportunity to discuss with the dentist san jose whether any oral concerns are to be discussed with the family doctor.

4 Which Toothpaste, Toothbrush, and Mouthwash Will Suit My Teeth and Gums?

Dental tools in your daily life play a big role in oral health. Ensure you use the right product that suits your dental health by bringing the topic during the consultation.

5 When Should My Next Dental Appointment Be?

Routine dental visits every six months help to monitor dental issues in their initial stage. But, If you have undergone dental treatments or have a history of oral cancer, you should seek an appointment with the dentist other than routine checkups.

For routine dental checkups, feel free to book an appointment with our dental experts. Visit our office at Galan DNTL, 1706 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Call us to book an appointment at (408) 377-8200.

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