My First Ever Dentist Visit In Romania
For so many people it’s not usual to visit the dentist unless you have an issue with your dentition, and according to the ADA, nearly 50% of Americans don’t go to the dentist because of fear, money, or the belief that their mouths are healthy… well…I classify as one of those and out of curiosity I visited a Dentist in Romania (my friends such services are cheaper in Romania than Budapest) I booked a teeth whitening session which I eventually didn’t get but there are a few things I learnt overtime on how to care for your teeth and after visiting the dentist I feel it’s time to share this tips, some may not work for you and you may not agree with some but this has kept my dentition intact for as long as I can remember.
How To Care For Your Teeth
- Brush your teeth twice a day: it’s not always easy even for me but I try, remember that tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities and brushing can reduce the amount of residue that would be left on your teeth.
- Clean between your teeth: During my visit to the dentist, after the checks the dentist said everything looks good in my dentition but she noticed that I have 3 spots where a tooth touches the other and this might lead to caries but this is something that can be prevented by flossing daily. There is a variety of floss in the drugstores now from almost every brand.
- Avoid a quick change in temperature of food: Don’t take hot food right after a cold one, this causes sensitivity. Your teeth become sensitive to cold and hot when the softer, inner part of the tooth called ‘dentine’ becomes exposed. This can happen if you have gum disease, as this can lead to receding gums, or if enamel wears away… Read more from Sensodyne.
- Choose the right Tooth Brush: I always love to use a hard toothbrush, it always works in removing the debris and plaques but here is guide to finding the right toothbrush whether manual or electric.. see more details from Arizona Family Dental.
With this little list you might be able to avoid the dentist for a longer time but once in a while a good check is necessary, during my visit the dentist brushed my teeth with some special device it did feel good.
How To Prepare For Your Dentist Appointment
- Confirm The Appointment: Verify the appointment time 24 hours in advance.
- Transfer Dental Records: If you’re a new patient, contact your old dental office and have your dental records sent to your new dentist
- Clean Up: Do your dentist a favor and thoroughly brush and floss your teeth before your dental visit. Just like your mother told you, no one likes a dirty mouth.
- Arrive Early: Give yourself enough time to complete forms, get to know the staff (if you’re a new patient) and relax before your appointment.
- Prepare Your Information: If you’re a new patient, be prepared to provide your medical history, and info about what form of payment you intend to use. If you’re seeing your regular dentist, you may want to make a list of any changes to your health, medications or dental insurance. It can be easy to forget what you wanted to say if you tend to get a little nervous at the dentist’s office.
- Discuss Dental Problems: Bring a list of oral health questions you may have for your dentist and/or hygienist. Discussing dental issues before they become dental problems with your dentist can help determine preventive treatment and may keep you from having to make a dental emergency appointment in the future.
- Face Dental Anxiety: Don’t be afraid to tell your dentist about your fears. Work together to find a solution to help you relax during treatment.
- Get The Details: If you’re coming in for a dental procedure instead of a simple checkup, ask your dentist how long the appointment will last, whether you’ll need someone to accompany you, and what post-operative guidelines to follow.
- Schedule your next checkup: So you don’t forget to come in regularly for cleanings and checkups, schedule your next appointment before you leave the dentist’s office.