5 Question You Should Be Asking Your Dentist

Lawson, MO dentist Dr. Nelson Kanning of Kanning Dental are invested in your oral health. As dentists, we want our patients to play an active part in their oral health journey. Sometimes, that starts with asking the right questions. Below we have listed the top 5 questions you should ask to take charge of your oral health.

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist

What will happen during the preventative care visit?

It’s great to know what your dentist will be checking for during a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Kanning will exam the health of your mouth, teeth, and jaw. X-rays will be taken to assess your teeth. Depending on whether this consultation is part of you bi-annual preventative care visit, you will also receive a dental cleaning. Dental cleaning aims to get rid of plaque and tartar that brushing can not reach.

What can you do to help me improve my oral health?

It’s important from your dentist to properly exam your teeth and provides ways to improve your oral health. You should also let your dentist know about any concerns you may be having. The relationship between dentist and patient is an important one. By explaining any issues you may be concerned about, your dentist is able to focus on your areas of concern and provide the best solution.

What do you do to stay up to date on advancements in dentistry?

Dentistry is a constantly evolving field. It is important for the dentist to stay up to date on advancements in their field. Patients feel comfortable knowing that their dentist is looking into the most current techniques to solve their dental issues.

Is there anything I should tell my primary care physicians?

During your consultation, Dr. Kanning will check for problems like gum disease and oral cancer. It is imperative that your primary care physician is aware of issues like gum disease and oral cancer because it can affect other parts of your body, as well as your overall health.

What can I do to improve my dental health?

There are always things a patient can do to improve their oral health. Your dentist is your best resource. Most dentists believe great oral care starts at home. So be an active part in your healthcare journey.

Schedule An Appointment

Take charge of your oral health and schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Kanning and Dr. Nelson Kanning at Kanning Dental.Schedule an appointment online or call (816) 974-4721.