Have you recently received a text reminding you to attend a dental check-up?
While it may seem like a monotonous thing to do (especially if you think your teeth and gums are healthy), attending dental check-ups regularly has long-term benefits that go far beyond having a whiter smile.
At Kooringal Dental, the ethos of our dentist Wagga is all about the prevention of dental issues. We strongly promote the idea of our patients attending biannual check-ups with our team so we can spot any issues as soon as possible.
Here, our dentist Wagga discusses the 5 advantages of having regular dental check-ups. Enjoy!
Of course, the main advantage of visiting our dentist Wagga is that you will have a healthier smile.
At these appointments, we will check your teeth for signs of enamel erosion, decay and of course gum disease. And should we spot any of these issues, we will be able to treat them, resulting in a smile that is whiter, healthier and (if you are looking to have cosmetic treatments performed) enhanced. What’s not to like about that?
There have been innumerable studies highlighting the link between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
If you avoid dental check-ups, our team cannot perform the standard deep clean that removes plaque and tartar. If you have too much plaque in your mouth, you are putting yourself at a higher risk of secondary health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and even more acute issues such as heart attacks and strokes.
Don’t risk it and see our team every 6 months for a check-up!
This applies to both younger patients and older ones, but if you see our team regularly, we can offer you advice on how to keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy.
This can involve other areas too, such as looking after implants, veneers and even how to keep your teeth as white as possible. Education is a large part of what we do at Kooringal Dental.
Oral cancer screening
One of the most preventable of all cancers is oral cancer and when you attend check-ups, our team will check your mouth for signs of it.
This is important as caught early, oral cancer also has one of the highest recovery rates, so if you are a smoker, or you have a history of oral cancer in your family, don’t miss your biannual check-ups.
OK, so while you may not think it is worth paying out for an upcoming dental check-up (because you don’t have a toothache), it can save you a lot of money in the long run.
By regularly attending dental check-ups with our team, you are allowing us to spot potential problems earlier. And a dental problem that is spotted early involves less invasive techniques to resolve. For instance, a minor cavity may involve being treated with fluoride sealant. When compared to procedures such as crowns or fillings, you will be saving yourself a lot of money!
Have you missed a few check-ups due to COVID-19 restrictions? Then call our team today and let’s get your dental health back on track!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.