Arcadia Dentistry
Matthew Milana, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Questions to Ask Your Dentist

July 16, 2020
Posted By: Arcadia Dentistry
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As your general and family dental office in Phoenix, AZ, we are proud to offer the best in personalized patient care.

Our friendly dental team is compassionate, gentle, and warm, but above all, we value patient education and keeping our patients informed.

We value patient questions and encourage all our patients to write down any that come to them and bring them in during their dental visit with Dr. Matthew Milana.

No question is too much! We welcome any opportunities to talk about our passion: dentistry.

Common Questions for the Dentist

1. How can I make my smile as spectacular as possible?

Each patient's smile is as unique as their fingerprint, so there's never a one-size-fits-all treatment plan that we can just prescribe to every patient. The best way for us to determine how best to improve your smile is by giving us a visit. Dr. Milana can examine your teeth and gums to see if you have stained or discolored teeth, misshapen teeth that don't fit the rest of your smile, crooked or protruding teeth, the list goes on. From there, we can evaluate which cosmetic treatment is right for you. 

Scheduling your visit with Arcadia Dentistry is your first (and most important) step!

2. What at-home oral routine should I follow?

This is a good question because it allows us to sit down and go over your current home routine. We might discover that you aren't brushing your teeth long enough (two minutes!) or that your brushing techniques are lacking. Flossing is also essential to prevent gum disease and plaque buildup between the teeth.

3. How often should I get my teeth cleaned and looked at?

The standard rule is every six months, but that may not apply to you. As we said earlier, everyone's smile is different. Patients who are battling gum disease or tooth decay may need frequent follow-ups with Dr. Milana to keep track of their healing. Your dentist should let you know when next they want to see you.

4. My teeth look yellow; is it easy to whiten them?

Professional teeth whitening is our jam; it's one of our favorite cosmetic procedures! The treatment is easy, cost-effective, reliable—what's not to love?

5. Does my smile need any dental procedures?

Oral health problems don't always make themselves known; there may be storms brewing underneath the surface. Your dental appointment with us is a great time to discuss nightguards, sleep apnea, dental crowns, bridges, and more. 

Contact Your Phoenix General Dentist!

These and other questions will make sure you get the most out of your dental appointment, and it gives Dr. Milana a chance to get to know you better. Call us today to schedule your next dental cleaning. 

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