We’ve all been going to the dentist since the time that we were little, and since a dentist appointment is a relatively normal experience, many of us don’t take full advantage of our time spent with our oral health professionals.


In today’s blog from the dental experts at Valley Ridge Dental in Valley Ridge, we will cover five important questions that everyone should ask their dentist, whether they are a new patient or still seeing the same dentistry professional that they have since they were a child.


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How Can I Improve My Smile?

Your smile is one of your most important features. It goes to every interview with you, lets people know that you appreciate their keen sense of humor, and helps to show loved ones that you are grateful and proud of their achievements. So why wouldn’t you want the best smile possible? Any good dentist should be able to quickly tell you about the cosmetic dentistry options their practice offers for improving your smile and make recommendations about which ones are likely the best choice for you.

What Can I Do To Take Better Care of My Teeth?

No matter who you are, there is probably something that you can be doing to improve your oral hygiene. Your dentist is the perfect person to provide pointers. Even if you already have what you feel to be a pretty strong regimen, running it by your dentist and asking for ways to polish or refine it for the best results is a good idea. Of course, starting with basic brushing and flossing is a good place to begin if you aren’t already doing that.

How Often Should I Get a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

There is some debate on this, but most dentists would like to see you come in every six months but are willing to accept an annually scheduled appointment instead. The reality is that you are using your teeth every day. Even when you are not eating, you are gently grinding your teeth and subjecting them to discoloration when drinking morning coffee. Making sure that you are scheduling for at least the bare minimum of annual cleanings — if not more — is the best way to care for your teeth.

How Does Their Office Handle Ongoing Education?

This one is simple, but it can feel off-putting to ask about. Dentistry is changing at a faster pace than you might expect. Make sure to inquire about how your dentist and his or her staff keep up on the latest technology, trends, and research.

Do They Offer a Full Range of Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about whitening your teeth. It’s also about making sure that the integrity of damaged or worn teeth can be restored. Ask your dentist about crowns, veneers, and who they work with to get their molds and porcelain fittings from. Ideally, you want a dentist that offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve a great smile.

Schedule an Appointment With Valley Ridge Dental Today

If you’re looking for a new dentist or just a great dentist, then Valley Ridge Dental is right for you. Get in touch to schedule an appointment today.