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Common questions to ask your dentist at a routine checkup

At a routine checkup, your dentist will ask you a few questions based on your overall oral health. However, it's just as important that you also ask some of your own. Afterwards, you'll be more knowledgeable about how to maintain the best oral care possible.

Here are some common questions to ask at your next City Dentists routine checkup.

How can I improve the whiteness of my teeth?

Smoking, coffee and tea are three major causes of stained teeth. Cutting down on these items will significantly reduce the risk of discolouration.

To improve the overall whiteness of your smile, discover City Dentist's safe and effective teeth bleaching service. Our custom-made whitening trays can restore your teeth to their natural whiteness – all in the comfort of your own home! Ask about this option at your next dental checkup.

Smoking, coffee and tea are three major causes of stained teeth.

Should I floss regularly?

Flossing regularly is a great way to reduce plaque buildup, prevent tooth decay and help keep your gums and teeth healthy. It's an inexpensive option that can easily and effortlessly be incorporated into your regular dental routine.

Speak to your dental clinician today to discover how to get the most out of flossing.

Discover some of the most common questions to ask during your next City Dentists appointment. Don't be scared to ask questions during your next City Dentists appointment.

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Experiencing discomfort when consuming hot or cold items can be for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Thinning tooth enamel
  • Damaged teeth or fillings that expose dentine (the soft, sensitive tissue within teeth)
  • Tooth grinding while sleeping

At your next checkup, we'll be able to determine the cause of your sensitive teeth and work to find the best solution.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding around the gums when brushing or flossing your teeth can be a sign of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can take on a more severe form, commonly known as periodontitis. This can cause inflammation, redness and even loss of teeth.

Our City Dentist hygienist will check for signs of gum disease and treat any issues to prevent the problem from worsening.

What happens if I have a dental emergency?

Dental trauma, facial swelling, loss of a filling or a broken tooth are all cause for concern and classed as a dental emergency. Contact City Dentists to arrange immediate treatment. 

There's no such thing as a dumb question. Our expert team are happy to answer any query you may have. Contact us today to arrange your next dental checkup. 

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