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5 Common Questions Dental Hygienists Hear

September 30, 2021 1:24 am

Along with your dentist, your dental hygienist is an essential part of your dental team. They help you reach optimal oral health by cleaning your teeth, checking your gums, demonstrating good oral hygiene, and answering your dental-related questions.

Not sure what you might want to ask your dental hygienist during your next visit? These are some of the most common questions dental hygienists hear and can assist with.

  1. How Can I Improve My Oral Health?
  2. This question may seem basic, but it’s an important one. By asking it, you’re taking an active role in your dental wellness. Depending on the state of your oral health, your hygienist might tell you how to improve your brushing or flossing technique, which areas of your mouth to pay particular attention to, and what dental products they recommend you using at home.

  3. Why Do My Gums Bleed?
  4. Some people who see a little bit of pink in the sink while brushing or flossing their teeth may just assume that that’s a normal part of the process. If your gums bleed often while taking care of your dental health at home, it’s a good idea to ask your hygienist why that may be the cause. Bleeding gums could be a sign of bacteria build-up and gum disease.

  5. How Can I Whiten My Teeth?
  6. A white smile looks good on everyone! Your dental hygienist will be able to give you some tips on either keeping your teeth white or boosting their brightness. Depending on the patient, this could mean a change in brushing technique, a recommendation for professional teeth whitening, a change in diet, or quitting smoking.

  7. Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
  8. Teeth sensitivity can be caused by many things, such as tooth decay, gum recession, diet, and teeth grinding. If you routinely experience tooth sensitivity, consult with your hygienist about how you can reduce your discomfort.

  9. What Toothpaste/Toothbrush/Floss Should I Use?
  10. As experts in dental care, your hygienist can assess your current oral health and provide personalized recommendations for the dental tools you should be using at home. Not only will they know which products in the market are the most effective, but they’ll also be able to tell you why they might be the best option for your specific situation.

If you have a question that wasn’t previously covered, be sure to ask your dental hygienist at your next appointment. Consider them a trusted resource in your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile.

Whether you are a new patient or a returning patient, we’d be delighted to have you visit our Denver dental office! Please contact Vero Dental today to set up an appointment.


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