Questions to Ask the Hygienist at Your Next Appointment
Posted on 1/30/2019 by Karl Olson
Taking proactive and informed care of your teeth is a vital part of the process of leaving our office at your brightest. Here are some questions you should ask your hygienist to make sure you are fully prepared and ready to continue smiling through your day.
What Should I Be Doing to Take Care of My Mouth?
Proper dental care starts at home. Be sure to ask us about your oral health, particularly what you are doing right and what you can be improving. You should also ask about products we can recommend that you take home and use in-between visits.
What Can You Tell Me About My Symptoms? It is important to ask, both so we can tell you what we've observed, and also so you can tell us about things we can't observe – for example, if you are experiencing funny tastes or unusual pain, let us know so we can note them and help you overcome them.
When Should I Book Next? Always ask this, so we can make sure you are getting treatment promptly. In fact, ask to schedule your next appointment before you leave the current one! Even if it's far out, we'll call to remind you, and you won't have to worry about forgetting it later on.
Have You Spoken to My Doctor? Open communication between healthcare providers helps guarantee the best level of care possible. You may want to authorize us to discuss this with your other care providers, so that we can make sure your medical records, prescriptions, and other wellness affairs are uniform.
The next time you come in, you'll be ready with these questions to make sure you are getting quality treatment tailored to your needs. Have any other questions? Feel free to bring those up during your appointment, or just give us a call, we'd be happy to provide you with answers!
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