It is recommended that you should visit your dentist once every six months for routine preventative care. These biannual appointments are an excellent opportunity for patients to discuss their dental questions and concerns with an experienced, professional dentist. Take full advantage of your upcoming dental appointment with Dr. Jason Petkevis, your local Chester Springs, PA dentist, by asking the following questions during your consultation:
How can I improve my oral hygiene?
Most preventative care appointments involve a thorough dental cleaning with one of our dental hygienists. During your dental cleaning, your hygienist will be able to evaluate the current health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. They can offer some great advice on bettering your at-home oral hygiene routine based on their observations. For example, if there is a place in your mouth with more plaque and tartar buildup than usual, they may point this out to you so that you know to take extra time during your routine to thoroughly clean that area. Additionally, our dental hygienists can offer you some tips on how to use electronic toothbrushes correctly, how to floss correctly, and what kind of ingredients to look for in toothpaste and mouthwash.
What are the treatment options for my dental concerns?
During your routine preventative care appointments, you should come prepared to discuss any dental concerns you’ve noticed. This includes toothaches, jaw pain, frequent tension headaches, earaches, bad breath, or anything else you think would be relevant for your dentist to know. Your doctor will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to look for symptoms of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other common dental concerns. However, it is very helpful for your dentist to be aware of any symptoms you’ve experienced outside of the dental practice to come up with the best treatment options for your needs.
What are your cosmetic dentistry recommendations?
If your smile is not your favorite feature, consider asking your dentist for their cosmetic dentistry recommendations. At our Chester Springs dentist office, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services to choose from including ClearCorrect, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and teeth whitening. Having an open and honest conversation about your aesthetic concerns during your appointment will allow your dentist to better understand your goals and come up with a solution that best meets your needs. If you are looking for a highly-trained cosmetic dentist in Downingtown, Chester Springs, Main Line, Exton PA, or surrounding communities, contact Dental Distinction for a consultation with Jason Petkevis, DMD. Call 610.400.1459 or schedule an appointment online.