Unfortunately, most of us don’t go to the dentist as much as we should. If you are the average person, you only see the dentist twice a year. Some people see their dentist even less than this, so it’s important to make the most of your dental visits. At Toothworks Calgary, we want to make sure that your smile is as healthy as possible. But for that, we need your help!
Make a Checklist of Questions and Concerns
You likely don’t remember every little concern you might have about your oral health throughout the year. By the time it comes for your dental exam, you probably just open wide and let your dentist and hygienist do their thing without ever voicing a single concern. But really think about it: have you ever wondered why your gums are bleeding more than usual, or if you should worry about a tooth pain that seems to come and go, or if there is a wound in your cheek that doesn’t seem to be healing? If you write down in your phone or on a physical notepad your concerns when they arise, you are much more likely to remember to bring up those questions and concerns to the dentist the next time you see them.
Your Oral and Overall Health
Oral health and overall health are strongly connected. This means that your oral health can affect things as important to you as even your heart health. If your teeth are happy, your whole body can feel happy. There is something called the mouth-body connection; this means that your dental health is very important to your overall health. This is why your dentist may ask you about your current health condition when he or she examines you. You should always fill your dentist in when your health condition changes for any reason.