5 Questions to Ask the Dentist at Your Next Appointment

5 Questions to Ask the Dentist at Your Next Appointment

Regular visits to a reputable dentist are essential to your dental health. But if you don’t go in prepared, you won’t get the most out of your appointments. The next time you see your dental health professional, ask the following five questions about your oral care.

5 Essential Questions for Your Dentist & Dental Team

1. Do You Have Any Suggestions About My Daily Hygiene?

Your dentist is the most qualified person to point out a spot you consistently miss or a brushing habit that’s doing more harm than good. Ask your dentist and Hygienist for tips to improve your daily dental care. If you follow their advice, you'll enjoy brighter, healthier teeth.

2. Are There Any Products I Should Try?

This could be anything from a softer toothbrush to a night guard for teeth grinding. Either way, you'll have better weapons in your arsenal for the fight against decay. 

3. What Will Happen at My Upcoming Procedure?

If you have a dental treatment coming up, it's best to find out what to expect. That way you can make all the necessary preparations and arrangements—and you won't be surprised by the treatment itself.

4. Do I Need Restorative Dentistry?

If you have a new cavity, the answer to this question is obvious. However, your dentist may have other suggestions about how you can improve your oral health. At your next appointment, ask if they would recommend any optional procedures.

5. When Should I Come Back?

As a rule of thumb, you should see your dentist every six months. However, there’s plenty of room for variation in that schedule. If your dental health is poor, you may need to come in every two to three months. If you're doing exceptionally well, once a year might be enough. Talk to your dentist about the schedule that’s right for your needs.

The next time you're in the dentist's chair, make sure you're taking advantage of your provider's expertise. Ask these questions to find out what more you could be doing for your teeth.


Hulse Dental has been a trusted dental care provider in Onalaska, WI, for over 20 years. Dentist Kurt Hulse is a skilled provider of restorative, cosmetic, and preventative care for patients of all ages. If you're overdue for a checkup or experiencing oral discomfort, call (608) 783-1306 to schedule an appointment, or learn more about the practice online.

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