WHAT TO ASK YOUR DENTAL HYGIENIST?

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It’s that time for your dental hygiene 6 month recall cleaning, right? And since it has been 6 months since your last teeth cleaning, your teeth are beginning to look stained yellow, gray, or maybe even black in some areas of your teeth? This is the motivation for you to keep your dental hygiene recall visit is it not? The first thing you might hear from you dental hygienist at your visit is, how are you, how is life anything bothering you? Well, yes, overall “greeting” type questions. But really what you are there for instead of the chit chat is, to please “make my teeth look beautifully shinny and white”, right? This is the most number one request for most all dental hygiene cleaning visits.

But what questions should you really be asking at your next dental hygienist cleaning appointment?

What can I do to improve my oral health?

Your dental hygienist will be able to give you measures that you can take easily and every day to avoid the need for serious dental treatment, which can be painful and unpleasant to resolve. Good product recommendation that contain natural ingredients which help alkalize the mouth like Proganics “all natural trophy paste” decreases the bad germs and helps the good germs become stronger for increased oral health.

Is there anything I need to ask my doctor?                                                                                           

Dental hygienists are not only able to thoroughly clean and scale teeth, but they are also trained to spot warning signs of poor health from inside the mouth. For instance, what may look like an innocent discolored patch of skin to you, may alert the hygienist to an underlying health problem. Cancer of the mouth is more easily, and more successfully treated, the earlier it is discovered.

How can I get rid of bad breath?

Many people live with bad breath because they don’t realize that an easy solution is available. In order for your dental hygienist to advise you on how best to freshen your breath, an examination of your mouth will be required to check for underlying health problems that may be causing it. Bleeding gums do tell a story about your mouth and body connection.

How can I stop my teeth from being so sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity is not visibly obvious. However, if you draw your dental hygienist’s attention to where tooth sensitivity is occurring in the mouth and advise the hygienist as to which medications you’re taking, he or she may discover the cause. Once a cause has been revealed, remedying action can be prescribed.

How can I improve my smile?

Not all of us have the confidence to smile openly, which is a shame because the act of smiling has been scientifically linked to happiness. Could you be denying yourself a good mood, by not correcting whatever it is that frustrates you about your facial appearance? You can achieve better tooth alignment, whiter teeth, and we can fix broken or chipped teeth all in a natural looking way.

Reason to ask such questions? Wouldn’t you rather be chewing on your own natural teeth at age 60yrs old vs chewing on plastic teeth? For one thing, your food will not only taste better, but your tummy will digest your food better. The end result, stronger immune system for longer, happier life-style.

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