Get the most out of your dentist visit

Think about any concerns you may have had recently.  Any sensitivity?  Are you clenching your jaw?  Spend a few minutes thinking about this before you get to the visit and write down your concerns so you don’t forget while you’re there.

Make sure your medical record is up to date.  Some physical ailments and medications can have an impact on your gums and teeth.  When your dentist knows this information, he or she can better diagnose the cause of any problems.

Any finally, ask what else you can be doing.  Is there an over-the-counter product your dentist recommends?  Perhaps you need to floss more frequently?  Taking care of your teeth is very important so your dentist will be glad you asked.

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