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Some questions to ask your dentist in Richmond

It may seem that dentists have the upper hand when it comes to asking questions about your oral and general health, but it’s perfectly within your right to want to know more about your treatment. Asking your dentist questions is a great way for them to create a personalised treatment plan for you.

At Sheen Dental, we love answering to your dental questions. Whether you haven’t seen the dentist in Richmond for a long time, or you want to have a better understanding of a specific treatment, we are here to help you get the most out of your oral care.

What can I do to improve my oral health?

Your dentist in Richmond will have many answers to this question and depending on the state of your oral health they will answer accordingly. For instance, your dentist will let you know whether you need to brush more often or change your toothbrush. In some cases, we may show you different brushing techniques if we suspect that you don’t brush your teeth properly. Don’t feel awkward asking about oral care tips or any questions you may have on specific products. We are here to help and we will do our best to guide you in the best direction possible.

What can you do to improve my oral health?

Whether it’s a simple cleaning or a dental filling, your dentist in Richmond will do their absolute best to ensure that your teeth are healthy and disease-free. But remember – we are not mind-readers. In order to offer you the best preventive care possible, you need to let us know about any oral problems you are experiencing, even if they seem minor. Helping us understand your symptoms is the first step towards treatment.

Is anything you need to know about my general health?

You may have heard that some diseases (i.e. diabetes, heart disease) are connected to your oral health. It goes without saying that you should let your dentist know about any general health problems you are encountering, since they will take them into account while preparing your treatment plan. Ideally, if you have an extensive medical problem, your dentist should collaborate with your general doctor for optimal results.


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