Novato Dentist Shares Information To Review With Your Dentist

Written by Dr. McConnell on Aug 16, 2022

Your dental team should be your partners in dental care—we’re here to listen to your concerns, and help you choose the perfect treatment options for your unique situation. With that in mind, our Novato dentists have put together this short article about collaborating with your dentist. Keep reading to learn more about important topic areas to cover…

Toothbrush Bristles

Super-charge your daily dental routine by using the perfect type of toothbrush for you. Your dental team can assess your smile and give you a better idea of whether a “soft,” “medium,” “firm,” or “extra firm” brush is best for your smile. We especially want to avoid bristles that are too abrasive for our teeth and gums.

Semi-annual Appointments

Talk to your dental team about how often you need to be seeing your dentist for cleanings and assessments. Many patients will do well to follow the ADA’s recommendation of scheduling appointments every six months or so. However, if you are dealing with ongoing oral health issues, or whole-body health conditions like diabetes, you may benefit from more frequent intervention.


You should also talk to your dental team if and when you think you may be experiencing bruxism, or chronic dental grinding. Early intervention and treatment can transform the way you feel and safeguard your smile. If you notice frequent jaw pain, headaches, sleep disturbances, or neck stiffness/soreness, let your dental team know right away

No one knows your smile better than you do; that’s why it’s so important that you’re able to maintain open and honest communication with your dental team. As always, you can reach our Novato dentists by giving our office a call, or by using the Contact Us page on our website—we’re here to help!