This post was originally written in February 2017, and updated in May 2023.
Taking an active role in your dental care is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. Communication with your dentist, prioritizing preventive care, understanding dental insurance, investing in high-quality dental products, and promptly addressing dental issues are key. At DeJesus Dental Group, our commitment is to help patients achieve optimal dental health with our advanced technology and experienced team. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and embark on your journey toward a brighter, healthier smile.
Taking care of your dental health is essential for overall wellness, but knowing where to start’s not always easy. With so many different dental products and procedures available, knowing what’s best for your needs can be challenging.
At DeJesus Dental Group, we believe the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums is to partner in your own dental care. By working closely with your dentist and actively participating in your oral health, you can achieve a brighter, healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
What does it mean to become a partner in your own dental care?
Start with a conversation.
Your dentist is your partner in oral health, and it’s essential to communicate with them regularly. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice your concerns. Your dentist can help you better understand your dental health and recommend the best ways to maintain it.
Prioritize preventive care
Preventive care is essential for maintaining good oral health. This includes regular dental checkups, teeth cleanings, x-rays, cancer screenings, daily brushing, and flossing. By prioritizing preventive care, you can catch potential dental problems early and avoid more extensive and costly procedures down the road.
Understand your dental insurance.
Understanding your dental insurance can help you make informed decisions about your dental care. Be sure to review your policy and understand your coverage limits and deductibles. This will help you plan for dental procedures and avoid unexpected expenses. Your dental office can help you see what coverage can look like if you ask them.
Invest in high-quality dental products.
Investing in high-quality dental products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, can significantly affect oral health. Your dentist can recommend the best products for your needs and help you incorporate them into your daily routine. Items like water flossers, special mouthwash, high-fluoride toothpaste, and electric toothbrushes.
Don’t ignore dental problems.
If you experience any dental problems, such as toothaches, sensitivity, or bleeding gums, don’t ignore them. Contact your dentist right away to schedule an appointment. Early intervention can prevent further damage and save you from more extensive and costly procedures.
At DeJesus Dental Group, we’re committed to helping our patients be partners in their own dental care. With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced team of dental professionals, we can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards better dental health. We see patients in Shelton and on the Bridgeport/Trumbull line for family, restorative and cosmetic dental care.