It might seem like a waste of time to visit your dentist for routine check-ups and cleans, but preventive dental care is the foundation of maintaining good oral health. Without seeing your dentist regularly, there is no way of knowing whether there are issues that are lurking without you knowing. Preventive dentistry helps ensure we can treat dental issues early—when treatment is less invasive and outcomes are more predictable.
Look at it this way: Would you rather have a simple filling now, or a complex root canal treatment in a few years? We know which one we’d prefer!
How Frequently Should You Visit the Dentist?
Dr Paul Trembath advises his patients on frequency of check-ups and cleans on an individual basis. As a rule, most people will benefit most by visiting the dentist every six months. But each patient is different. Some patients are more predisposed to oral health conditions such as gum disease or oral cancers than others. These particular patients may require a check-up and clean more frequently to ensure their oral health is maintained.
After your dental appointment at our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic, our team will recommend when you should come in next and schedule a date for that visit. This depends on your prior and current oral health and could be anywhere from three to six months down the track.
Early Detection of Dental Issues
If you are in the early stages of an oral health issue, like gum disease or dental decay, your dentist will be able to catch the problem early and prevent it from worsening. From there, an appropriate treatment can be planned and executed.
Visiting the dentist regularly also provides you with an opportunity to discuss any issues you might be experiencing so a treatment can be recommended.watch
Gum Disease Prevention
Gum disease is caused by the harmful bacteria in plaque, which is largely caused by poor oral hygiene. Most people are unaware they have gum disease until symptoms are present, and at that point, it’s likely too late to do anything about it other than manage the condition.
In your check-up and clean, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth and thoroughly clean all areas of your mouth, which can greatly decrease your chances of gum disease.
Have a Better-Looking Smile
Plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth can contribute to yellow and worn-out appearing smile. In your check-up, your dentist will remove this build-up, as well as polish your teeth, to leave them looking and feeling great.
Save Money in the Long Run
Regular dental check-ups now will end up being far more affordable than a complicated procedure in the future. Maintaining your oral health with regular visits to the dentist can help prevent problems that require expensive, complicated procedures.
Your Mount Gravatt, QLD dentist cannot be with you every morning and night to ensure that you are brushing and flossing properly. But we can assess your oral health with regular check-ups and cleans. We invite you to contact us to arrange a booking for your next dental appointment.