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5 Questions to Ask at your Next Dental Visit

Kingston TN

Family dentists, including ours in Kingston, recommend visiting the dentist’s office twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. In the six months between those preventative visits, perhaps you’ve had a bout with a sensitive tooth or have spotted something discolored deep in one of your back teeth that has made you curious about what it is. Before your next visit to our LakeView Dental Arts office, jot down questions you’ve had in the past half a year. You might as well make the most out of your dental visit by getting all your questions answered!

If you don’t have specific questions, our dental team has compiled a list of five questions you may want to ask our family dentist near Harriman during your next routine visit.

  1. Do you see any obvious issues I should pay closer attention to?

Dentists have a better view of our mouths than we do, and they’re also trained to spot potential issues in our teeth and mouth. A dentist will always tell you if s/he spots a serious issue. But if you share with our Rockwood family dentist that you’re trying to pay closer attention to your oral health, s/he may take more time to talk with you about minor issues that could benefit from your attention.

  1. What’s causing my tooth sensitivity?

It’s a feeling most of us know well: the occasional zing of pain in a tooth when we eat or drink something sweet, hot or cold … or even when we breathe in cold air.

Tooth sensitivity happens when nerves in the teeth encounter outside stimuli, and it can have several underlying causes, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Thinning tooth enamel
  • At-home teeth whitening kits
  • Damaged tooth

If you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity or pain in the past six months, be sure to mention it to our Rockwood family dentist.

  1. What are your recommendations for my oral hygiene routine at home?

It could be possible that you’re doing everything correctly at home. But perhaps our family dentist in Kingston has recommendations for ways to boost your oral health. Ask for those suggestions at your next routine dental appointment!

  1. Would cosmetic dental procedures benefit my smile?

Maybe you have your oral hygiene routine down to a science at home but you’re not happy with your smile because it has crooked or discolored teeth. Our family dentists can also address a number of cosmetic dental issues with your smile. If you’ve been considering cosmetic dental procedures like professional teeth whitening, now is the time to ask if you’re a good candidate for it.

  1. Should I consider orthodontics?

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, you may want to speak with the dentist about straightening your teeth. Gone are the days when dentists used only traditional metal braces with uncomfortable metal brackets and wires that poke the cheeks and gums. We offer a discreet option called Invisalign that straightens teeth with clear aligner trays, sometimes in half the time it takes traditional braces.

Family Dentist in Kingston, Harriman and Rockwood, TN

Are you due for a routine dental exam and cleaning at our office? Have questions for our dental team? Call LakeView Dental Arts at (865) 248-2199, or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

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