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Oral Care Checklist for Dental Care

28 August 2015, Dabur Dental Team

Starting to suspect a dental problem? Before you go to a dentist for a check-up, be sure to assess this oral care checklist with the help of the questions given below. This will help your dentist to assess your case better and reach a conclusion faster than usual.
  • How many times do you brush your teeth every day?
    • Once
    • Twice
    • Every time I eat something
    • I don't brush every day
  • What kind of toothbrush do you use?
    • Manual, soft
    • Manual, medium
    • Manual, hard
    • Electric
  • What's your prime objective behind proper oral care?
    • Prevent tooth decay and gum disease
    • Better daily care of my mouth
    • White teeth
    • Fresh breath
    • None of the above
  • Are your teeth sensitive?
    • No
    • Yes
  • Have you had any of these dental treatments?
    • Bonding
    • Bridge
    • Cap or crown
    • Dentures
    • Implants
    • Porcelain veneers
    • A retainer or series of aligners
    • Traditional braces
    • Something else
    • None of the above
  • When do you change your toothbrush?
    • As soon as the bristles start to fray
    • Every 3 to 4 months
    • Twice a year
    • Once a year
    • Don’t remember
  • How often do you floss?
    • Morning, noon, and night
    • Just in the morning
    • Just at night
    • Every other day
    • Once a week
    • I don't use floss
  • Do you have any problems cleaning your teeth?
    • It hurts my fingers
    • The floss gets stuck in my teeth
    • My gums bleed
    • My gums hurt or they get swollen or irritated
    • None of the above
  • Do you use an oral rinse or mouthwash?
    • Yes, every day
    • Yes, occasionally
    • No, never
  • When was your last visit to the dentist?
    • Less than 6 months ago
    • Within the past year
    • A year or two
    • More than a couple of years
    • Never
  • What are your eating habits?
    • I snack throughout the day
    • I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits
    • I enjoy my sweet treats
    • I chew ice or hard candy
    • I drink mostly water
    • I have coffee, tea, soda, or sport or energy drinks on most days
    • None of the above
  • Do you smoke or drink?
    • Yes, I smoke
    • Yes, I drink
    • No
    • Yes for both
  • Have you been ever detected with any of the problems listed below:
Once you present these assessment results to your oral care experts, he will be able to efficiently pin point your dental problem and treat you for the same. To always remain safe and protected from any dental problems, remember to always use this assessment for complete dental care for healthy teeth and gums.

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