10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

10 Questions to Ask Your Dentist
Posted on 11/19/2017

As a leading dental practice serving the Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge, CO areas, we're proud to provide high-quality, personalized dental care to our patients, but we believe that in addition to in-office treatments, patient education is vitally important to a healthy smile. Read on to learn how to make the most of your dental visit and what questions to ask your dentist.

Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

1. How can I improve my smile?

This question is great because it's broad – it gives your dentist room to provide wide-ranging feedback, specific to your unique situation.

2. What should my oral hygiene regimen be?

This is a good thing to ask because it will help you improve your at-home dental care, which is vital to a great smile.

3. How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

While most people need a dental checkup every 6 months, everyone is different, so it's good to ask what's best in your specific case.

4. How can I keep my teeth whiter?

This question will give you a sense of how to keep your smile looking as beautiful as possible.

5. Do I have any dental health conditions I should know about?

This question will start a conversation about the current health of your smile, providing insight into how you can improve it.

6. Do I need any dental treatments?

Even if your smile seems fine, you may benefit from certain dental treatments. It's good to talk your potential options over with your dentist.

7. What are your payment and financial policies?

It's always important to understand the financial policies of your dental practice, so ask this question before starting treatment.

8. What is your continuing education policy?

The science and practice of dentistry is constantly changing, and your dentist should be attending continuing education to keep up with the latest. Don't be afraid to ask how they stay current with new treatments and technologies.

9. Am I grinding my teeth?

Some people suffer from bruxism, or involuntary teeth grinding – and may not even know it. Ask your dentist if you have signs of bruxism and how you might treat it.

10. Should I change my diet in any way?

Believe it or not, food has a big impact on dental health. Asking your dentist if they recommend any dietary changes can be a great way to improve your smile.

Contact Your Denver Family Dentist!

These questions will help you get more out of your next dental appointment, and they'll also give you a chance to get to know your dentist better and evaluate how thorough their responses are. And, if you'd like to schedule a dentist appointment so you can answer some of these questions, we would be happy to help! Feel free to contact us with any questions or schedule an appointment at your local office. Working together, we'll help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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