For optimal dental health, all Elgin residents should be visiting the dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also important that you discuss issues related to dental health.
Make sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you are taking. If you are using any tobacco products, you should also meet with your dentist about the practice. Your dentist might be able to offer you a program that can help you stop.
Furthermore, let your dentist know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you have any type of eating disorder, you should also discuss this with your dentist. Ditto if you have a special health issue such as a heart condition. Oral health is an integral part of your overall physical health and cannot be isolated.
Your regular check-up is also the perfect opportunity to inquire about cosmetic dentistry procedures. Many dentists combine multiple procedures to give you a total smile transformation. If you have ever wondered what a new smile could do for you, now is the time to find out!