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You should dental visit at least twice a year for dental cleaning and check-up. These dental appointments allow your dentist to assess your oral health, address any concerns you might have, and look for signs of any dental issues. Protecting your teeth and gums is a partnership between you and your dentist. For the best results, we have listed a few helpful tips below.

Choose The Right Dentist

It is important to find the right dental practice that will fit your needs. Selecting a provider and dental office that fits your personality will make you more likely to keep your dental appointments.

Provide An Accurate Health History

Your dentist and dental hygienist’s main concern is your mouth and the overall wellness of your dental health. For example, chronic health issues like HIV and diabetes increase your risk of gum disease.

Current Medications

Your dentist and hygienist need to know the names and dosages of any medicine you take regularly and any new medications. There are certain medications, such as allergy medications, pain relievers, and anti-depressants, that can cause dry mouth, which may make you susceptible to dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease.

Report Any Issues Right Away

If you develop any issues such as bleeding gums or develop a toothache between dental visits, do not ignore them. These symptoms may be an indication of bigger problems. The longer you wait to address any dental concerns, the more time and money you will lose. Call your dentist right away to address any issues while there are still small.

Share Your Fears

Many people have dental phobia or anxiety. Talk to your dentist and let him or her know exactly what worries you. Your dentist’s primary concern is not only your dental health but to make sure you to feel relaxed and comfortable while being seen. Your dentist will take the time to answer your questions and help you feel at ease.

Contact Us Today

Do you have your next six-month dental check-up with Smile Esthetics Scottdale scheduled? Make an appointment today by calling (480) 867-1727.