Most will agree that some dental visits can be downright uncomfortable. But the truth is, they don’t have to be. Read on for information about how you can help make your next dental visit a more pleasant experience, as well as how to find a local dentist in Wood Dale.
How Can I Make My Next Dental More Tolerable?
If you experience pain during routine check ups and cleanings, then it may be time to assess your own oral health practices at home. If there aren’t any other serious underlying causes of your pain such as gum disease, cavities, and the like, then the pain you are experiencing during your routine check up may be caused by excess build up of tartar and plaque.
During most routine cleanings, your dentist will likely check the overall health of your mouth and clean your teeth. The cleaning process will likely involve removing tartar and plaque from your teeth using a tool to expedite the process.
By caring for your teeth in between cleanings, you can make the cleaning process much easier on yourself and your dentist. Between each visit, you should be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss and use an antiseptic mouth rinse. Doing these things may significantly reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the dental chair.
How Often Should I See My Dentist?
Now that you are aware of how to care for your teeth between visits, you may be wondering how often you should be seeing your oral healthcare provider.
The general recommendation is that you see your dentist at least twice a year, or every six months. As always, speak with your local dentist in Wood Dale, as well as your insurance provider, to ensure that seeing your dentist twice annually is the best fit for you.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with a dentist in Wood Dale, visit us at Brian Homann, DDS, P.C.