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Three Questions You May Want To Consider Asking Your Dentist

Posted on Behalf of Blue Sky Dental Group

Jacksonville FL General DentistTwo times a year you go see your dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning. During that time your dentist takes the time to take x-rays, check for cavities, perform a cleaning and discuss any dental concerns that might be present. Your dentist is full of knowledge and education. It's important to maximize your time during each visit. Here are some questions you might want to consider asking during your visit.

  1. You'll want to ask how your specific family dental history affects your future dental health. If your family has a history of gum disease, then you are more likely to experience difficulties with your gums. Genetics does play a part in your risk factor for developing gum disease. Knowing if gum disease runs in your family will give you more control over your dental health. Ask your dentist what you can do to prevent gum disease, because while your genetics are out of your control, you can be in control of how to prevent the disease.
  2. You'll also want to ask your dentist how your specific lifestyle choices affect your dental health. If you are considering a change in your lifestyle, it's important to ask your dentist how your changes might affect your dental health. Consult with your dentist if you're considering smoking. If you're considering entering a new sport or active adventure, ask questions. Maybe a special diet is on the horizon for you. All of these changes can affect your dental health, some negatively and some positively.
  3. Don't forget to ask if there are any new dental innovations that you might be interested in considering. Dental innovation is exciting. It seems that something new is always popping up that makes dental care easier, more beautiful, comfortable and innovative. Products such as Invisalign can straighten your teeth using a virtually invisible method of clear plastic aligners. There are also composite fillings, which makes your tooth with a filling look and feel as natural as an unblemished tooth.

At Blue Sky Dental Group, we want to talk with you about all of your dental needs. We want to make your dental experience a positive one, where you feel heard and we can learn more about how we can help you best. Call our office today and book your appointment so we can get you on the road to total dental health.

Posted on behalf of Blue Sky Dental Group

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