The way to avoid serious dental problems is to take charge of things proactively. Your dentist likes to see you every once in a while for a check-up and a professional cleaning and it's not just because they miss you. If it's been a minute since your last cleaning or you've been quarantined for far too long, read on and be prepared to make the most of your next appointment.
Fight the Good Fight Against Infection
Your dentist's office was probably extremely spotless before the COVID19 virus began to spread. Now, you could find that sanitation practices have been taken to a new level. In most cases, a cleaning procedure is not likely to cause an infection. However, certain groups of people may have more reason to worry. If you have an autoimmune condition, an artificial joint, a pacemaker, or have other medical conditions that might make you more vulnerable to infection, ask your dentist for an antibiotic prescription and take it for a few days prior to your appointment.
Do A Bit of Family Tree Research
Just as a lot of medical issues, a few dental conditions tend to be inherited. Ask your parents and grandparents about their dental history and it might provide you with some insight on what to expect with your check-up. Take a look at these very common dental maladies that can run in the family:
Get Used to the Routine
It might be helpful for a review of what to expect when you arrive at the dental office.
The key to a good dental check-up is to identify problems that are at the easily manageable stage. Speak to your dentist to find out more.