The best way to find out if your teeth and gums are healthy is to visit your dentist every six months for check-ups and cleans. Many times people are unaware of dental issues in their earliest stages because there are no symptoms present.
For example, a small cavity in the tooth may not even be visible to the naked eye. It probably won’t cause you any problems while it’s still small. But left untreated, a small cavity will grow into a large cavity. If you continue to put off treatment, bacteria could ultimately get inside all the way down to the tooth root. Suddenly, you wake up with an unbearable toothache and discover you need a root canal.
Gum disease is another condition that develops quietly, often with no symptoms. By the time your gums are bleeding, and pockets of pus have formed, it might be too late to spare your teeth from extraction.
The best way to improve your oral hygiene is with routine visits to the dentist. Dr Paul Trembath usually recommends coming to our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic every six months, although he may suggest a different frequency based on your oral health.