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    Questions to Ask Your Dentist

    Questions to ask your dentist

    As a young child you’re encouraged to ask questions. Asking dental questions is an important part of your long-term healthcare, so before your next dental appointment, make a list of questions about those things that concern you regarding your oral health. Then be sure to ask Dr. Angela S. Evanson, DDS about those issues. It’s important to maintain a dialogue with your dentist with questions such as, what can I do to improve my dental health? Or what can you do as my dentist to improve my dental health? Both of these questions are good questions to ask Dr. Evanson.

    The following list of general questions may give you some ideas for your list of questions:

    Do I Really Need to Be Seen Twice a Year?

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends adult patients visit a dentist once or twice a year even if their mouth is in excellent condition. This enables you to get your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis and ensures that any potential problems are identified early. Conditions such as diabetes, pregnancy, certain medications and chemotherapy can affect your dental health. Protect yourself against problems that can advance quickly by discussing these dental questions with Dr. Evanson. She can help determine how frequently you need to see her.

    What Can I Do at Home to Keep My Teeth and Gums Healthy?

    It’s vital that everyone adopt daily brushing and flossing habits using products that contain fluoride. Mouthwash freshens breath, but it also contains fluoride to help fight cavities and kill bacteria that causes cavities.

    How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay, Gingivitis and Other Problems?

    The best way to ensure a healthy mouth is to follow a well-balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, and visit the dentist regularly,  while maintaining your oral care routine twice a day. It’s also important to limit sugary snacks and drinks. 

    What Causes My Teeth to be Sensitive to Cold and Heat?

    Individuals with tooth sensitivity feel pain when they eat or drink foods that are hot or cold, sweet or acidic because the tooth enamel has eroded. When tooth pulp or dentin are no longer protected by tooth enamel, extreme temperatures cause pain. Dr. Evanson will examine the affected teeth and recommend treatment to reduce your sensitivity

    Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

    X-rays are just as important as teeth cleanings when it comes to maintaining good oral health. Although dental X-rays involve radiation, the exposed levels are so low that they’re considered safe for children and adults. Dr. Evanson uses digital X-rays instead of developing them on film, so your risks from radiation exposure are even lower. X-rays help to find issues and changes that occur between appointments that are not visible to the naked eye.

    How Can Brighten My Smile?

    Most people experience some discoloration of their teeth over the years. Stains caused by coffee, wine, tobacco and pigmented foods create a less-than-perfect look to your smile. Dr. Evanson provides teeth whitening services with the BriteSmile® program, or you can take home a professional whitening system from her office. A beautiful smile with clean, white teeth gives a tremendous boost to your confidence and appearance.

    For these and other questions, now is the time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Evanson. Contact her online or call (720) 409-0008. Her office is located at 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway #202 in Parker, Colorado, with easy access to patients in the communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree.

    Set your mind at ease by asking Dr. Evanson the questions that are pertinent to your own dental health. 

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