Southern Dental Group

How to Prepare for Your Dental Cleaning or Exam

June 28, 2016
Posted By: Southern Dental Group
How to prepare for dental cleanings

If you are thinking of scheduling your next dental cleaning in Somerset and it has been awhile since you have been to the dentist, you might be wondering how to prepare for your appointment and what to expect.

In order to prepare for your next dental exam and dental cleaning, you should think about any changes you have had in your health since your last dental appointment. Are you taking any new medications or have you been treated for anything? This information is vital because your oral health affects your overall health and vice versa. In order to provide you with the very best dental care available, you should inform us of any changes.

Ask Questions!

It is also a good idea to write down any questions you may have. You might not remember them once you are in your appointment. Having your questions written down will help us to address them all and make sure you feel informed.

Brushing and flossing your teeth prior to your dental exam or dental cleaning is appreciated! By removing surface debris, Dr. Pope can see your teeth better and give you a quicker, more accurate diagnosis. Did you forget your toothbrush? No worries! We can give you one so that you can brush your teeth prior to your dental appointment.

Be Open

Be sure to bring a current list of medications to your next dental appointment along with any concerns you have regarding the health or appearance of your smile. Have you been noticing bleeding gums or swelling? Let us know so we can address any issues right away.

If you are a new patient, when scheduling your dental cleaning in our Somerset dental office, let us know how long it has been since your last dental cleaning. That way we can set aside an appropriate amount of time to take care of you.

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