What Questions Should I Ask My Hygienist?

A visit to your dentist’s office is more than just a chance to get your teeth cleaned and inspected, it’s also your chance to ask your oral health care experts some very important questions. Throughout the year you do everything you can to take care of your teeth properly, including making sure that you floss and use mouthwash, but there’s still more you can do to care for your teeth. Other than your dentist the best person to ask about this is your hygienist, and they’re happy to answer any concerns you have.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whiter?

A shining white smile can be a great first impression, one that can have an effect on your career, your social life, and even your self-esteem. Over the years most people experience some degree of staining on their teeth, and some of that staining can even be internal. Ask your hygienist what they see while they’re prepping you for the dentist, and what you can do to help whiten your teeth.

How Can I Improve My At Home Dental Hygiene?

While everyone knows you should brush twice a day, floss, and finish it all off with mouthwash, this isn’t the end to the steps you can take to ensure your oral health is at its best. Talk to your hygienist to learn what you can do to improve your oral health.

Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

If you’ve been told that your dentist is going to prep you for a set of films, you may be wondering what those x-rays are going to be used for and why they need them. Talking to your hygienist can get you a full explanation of what’s going to happen and why.

Is Mouthwash Really Good For My Teeth?

If you’ve ever felt the tingling burn that comes along in the wake of using mouthwash you may be wondering if its really good for your teeth. Your hygienist is well versed on all the habits of oral hygiene and will happily explain everything you need to know about how mouthwash benefits your mouth, and when you should avoid it.

When Should I First Bring My Children To See The Dentist?

This question is one that your hygienist can answer as easily as your dentist. They both see patients of all ages all year long, and are always alongside the dentist during the work day. This means they’ll have a solid understanding of when children should first be brought to see them.

These are just a few of the questions you can ask your hygienist during your dental visit, don’t be afraid to come up with your own to ask. The hygienists at Dan Hoang, DDS and Associates happily serve the Houston TX community along side Dr. Dan Hoang, and know that educating their patients is a vital part of helping them achieve excellent oral health. Call and make an appointment to see your dentist and get your questions answered today.

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