4 Questions to Ask Your Scotts Valley Dentist

Categories: General Dentistry


Knowledge is power. If you’d like to become more informed about your oral health, the best person to ask about your hygiene habits, dental health or possible dental procedures will always be your dentist at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry. Is it time for your biannual dental checkup? These regular appointments are the ideal time to ask your dentist questions. The answers to the following four questions can help you in improving your dental hygiene routine, which will help in improving your overall oral health.

Is my current hygiene routine adequate?

The American Dental Association suggests a regimen that includes brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, eating a balanced diet and keeping up with your biannual dental visits. Ask your dentist if you’re properly caring for your teeth. They will be able to assess your oral health and determine if there is anything you can add or change to your routine.

Is there anything I can do to improve my smile?

At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we offer a myriad of services for the whole family. That includes a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, which are specialized to improve the appearance of your teeth, smile, and mouth. Ask your dentist during your appointment if you could take advantage of one or more of these services to improve your smile. There are over-the-counter substitutes for  certain cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, but we recommend that you receive any and all services from a licensed dental professional.

Am I at risk for any dental conditions?

Depending on your daily habits or overall health, you may be at higher risk than average for certain dental conditions. For example, smokers are at higher risk for tooth decay, while women who are expecting can be more susceptible to gingivitis – the initial stage of gum disease – during pregnancy. Asking your dentist what issues you may be predisposed to can assist you in working with your dentist on preventive care to protect and preserve your oral health and integrity.

When should I come back for my next appointment?

As a general rule of thumb, you should see your dentist once every six months. Some patients, though, may require more frequent dental care based on the state of their oral health or a needed dental procedure. Other patients may only need to visit their dentist once per year due to strong oral health. Your dentist at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry will be able to tell you how often you should be seen in the office based on the overall state of your oral health.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz in California

Quizzing your dentist about what more you could do can help you go the extra mile to care for your teeth. Asking your dentist these few simple questions can change the course of your oral health journey. Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry is here to serve our Central Coast community with quality dental care for the whole family. Visit us online or call us at (831) 438-4411 to schedule an appointment today.