Seeing your dentist regularly can do wonders for your smile and your overall oral health. Already doing this? Fantastic! Just be sure to keep your dentist up-to-date on what changes have taken place since your previous visit.
Wondering what exactly this means? Be sure to tell them all about your…
1. New Prescriptions
Medications can impact your mouth, believe it or not. Yes, even if they are treating something that has nothing at all to do with your teeth/gums/tongue/etc.! Remember to always fill your dental team in.
2. New Bumps & Lumps
For the record, you should keep track of these! Have you noticed something alarming or concerning? You should absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt, mention it. Your gums can also clue you in on this front.
3. New Brushing Habits
Perhaps you’ve been skimping on your two-minutes-two-times-a-day routine and you feel called to fess up. Or maybe you have finally decided to reevaluate your oral care habits, in order to better care for your smile. Run your routine by your dentist, to ensure that you are making all the right moves—and that you are not inadvertently jeopardizing your grin.
Keep these in mind!