Hints That You Should Be Able To Expect A Positive Dental Exam Prognosis

When you go to the dentist with no idea of what you are going to hear, it can be scary. This can especially be the case if you are a patient who already has anxiety and stress about going in for your checkups. If there are plenty of signs that you should be able to expect a good dental visit outcome, then you should go with it and not stress. Here are some things that should make you feel better going in:

  • You've been taking good care of your mouth – If you have been brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash like you are supposed to then you have done a lot to decrease your chances of hearing bad news.
  • You have a healthy looking mouth – If you have normal pink gums and a healthy looking pink tongue, as well as normal breath then these are also positive signs that you should be able to rule out certain conditions like gingivitis or oral thrush.
  • You haven't experienced any teeth sensitivity – If you are able to eat or drink things of varying degrees, then this shows you don't have a problem with teeth sensitivity which is also another positive you can add to the list.
  • You don't notice any graying or darkening spots on any of your teeth – As long as your teeth don't appear to have any visible dark spots on your teeth then you can feel even more optimistic about the results you should hear when you go in to see the dentist.
  • You haven't been having any toothaches – If you haven't been getting toothaches then that can indicate you are more than likely free of serious problems such as tooth decay, exposed nerves, serious cavities, fractures, etc.
  • You haven't recently injured your mouth – If you haven't been hit in the mouth, bit down on something hard and hurt your teeth or had anything else happen that could leave you with a fractured, loose, chipped or otherwise hurt tooth, then this is a good sign.
  • You haven't been getting mysterious sores in your mouth – The non-presence of mouth sores is also a good thing when you are going in for your dental exam.
  • You have made it to your regular appointments in the past – If you have always kept up with your routine dental exams then you should have no reason to expect to hear bad news when you go in for your next dental visit.