3 Questions To Ask Your Dentist

Chapel Hill Dentist OfficeAt Tarheel Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we look forward to answering any questions you may have regarding your dental health. Our compassionate team of dental professionals looks forward to helping you better understand how to improve and maintain your best smile for many years to come. If you are looking to make the most out of your upcoming dental appointment, here are some questions to consider asking while your sitting in the dental chair:

How can I improve my oral hygiene?

During your routine dental appointments, one of our skilled hygienists will perform a thorough dental cleaning. During the dental cleaning, any plaque or tartar buildup will be removed from your dental structures to prevent gum disease and tooth decay progression. Based on the amount and location of the buildup, your hygienist can advise you on which areas of your smile may need more attention when you are brushing and flossing. This will help you know how to make adjustments to your at-home oral hygiene routine to improve your overall dental health. Additionally, feel free to ask your hygienist any questions you have about proper flossing techniques, how to use an electronic toothbrush, or what ingredients to look for in good mouthwashes.

I have a dental concern. What are my treatment options?

If you have a dental concern, there is no better time to discuss these concerns with our dentist than during your routine dental appointment. You should mention any concerns that you’ve experienced outside of our office including toothaches, jaw pain, and bleeding gums. We will factor in all of the symptoms that you’ve experienced outside of our office into your treatment plan. Dr. Cook will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine the underlying cause of your dental concern. He will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses these concerns promptly. Feel free to ask Dr. Cook any questions you have about your personalized treatment plan.

What are your cosmetic dentistry recommendations?

After your dental exam, you may want to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with your dentist. We are here to help you, not judge you, and will offer compassionate care to address your concerns. Whether you want to conceal minor smile blemishes like stains or chips, or you want a complete smile makeover, Dr. Cook has the training and expertise needed to help you achieve a smile that you can feel confident about showing off. To learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, or to learn more about all of our available dental services, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cook today. We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming appointment.