It's crucial to establish a good relationship with your health care providers. The same is true of your dentist. Many connections between your oral health and your overall health impact your life.
As your partner in optimum oral health, your dentist should be a good listener who has your best interests at heart. However, you must also do your part by being an active participant in your dental health with a good home care routine and routine visits with your dentist, where you communicate your needs and concerns for your smile.
Here are some questions to consider asking your dentist in Salem, OR during your routine cleanings and checkups.
How Can I Improve My Oral Health?
Your dentist and hygienist are an excellent resource on brushing and flossing tips and techniques to ensure you're getting the best results from your home care routine. Not to mention the fact that they can recommend products that can help make brushing and flossing easier like an electric toothbrush, or make your routine more effective like an antibacterial mouth rinse.
What Foods Are Good or Bad for My Dental Health?
Believe it or not, proper nutrition plays a significant role in your dental health as well as your overall well-being. Learning which foods and drinks to avoid and those you should add to your diet will help you protect your teeth and your oral health.
Is There Anything I Should Discuss with My General Physician?
Think of your mouth as the gateway to your body. Your dentist in Salem, OR is often able to detect signs of chronic health concerns like diabetes or heart disease early on so you can make your general doctor aware and receive the best prognosis possible.
Dr. Seth Huish and his team are happy to be your partners in achieving excellent oral health. We welcome your questions and enjoy getting to know you so we can understand what's important to you about your dental health. Give Salem Dental a call today to schedule your next dental appointment.