Patients often ask why we suggest regular check-ups every six months, so we feel it is about time we give you all the facts in just one simple article.
Going to the dentist is such an important element to maintaining not only your oral health but also your physical health. It may even surprise you the types of health conditions that could potentially be avoided by practicing healthy oral habits.
In most cases it’s as simple as:
- Brushing twice daily
- Flossing of an evening
- Eating healthy
- Attending regular check-ups
So many health problems can be connected to declining dental health. Not attending regular check-ups isn’t just about avoiding a lecture on flossing; it is likely you may be risking your overall health and wellbeing.
How does a dental visit benefit me?
Aside from ensuring your visit is completely free of judgement, our dental professionals will treat your case as unique and with an experienced level of skill and care. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, healthy smile. Whatever treatment you need, the team here at Bulimba Dental have your personal smile goal as our priority.
Your visit to the dentist reaches far beyond just dental education. Check-ups and healthy oral habits can help prevent and resolve a handful of other ailments:
• Early detection of cavities
The most common dental problems start with bacteria and plaque. Over time if not removed, plaque can eventually become tartar. During regular check-ups, our dental professionals can perform a scale and clean to remove tartar. Without dental assistance, tartar cannot be removed. As the bacteria eat away at the tooth, the tooth becomes decayed and suffers from cavities (holes) which worsen the decaying process.
• Reduce your chances of extensive dental work
With regular check-ups, our dental professionals can keep track of changes in your mouth. For example if your teeth have become loose, we can implement prevention methods so as to avoid tooth loss. Not only does this prevent frightening dental disasters but it can also save you money and psychological damage in the long run.
• Prevent periodontal disease
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2013 roughly 90% of all tooth loss could be attributed to decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can have devastating effects on patients. It deteriorates not only your gums but can cause:
- Tooth loss
- Loss of jawbone density
Fortunately gum disease, if detected in the early stages, can be cured. But left untreated, gum disease can eventually lead to problems as devastating as loss of life.
If you haven’t booked an appointment with us, now is the time!
Your smile can easily be your greatest asset. Voted by many as the attribute that is not only the most vital stage of first impressions but also thought to be the most attractive feature that remains so over time.
If you love your smile or even if you don’t, book an appointment with Bulimba Dental today and find out how we can maintain and restore your smile so it can help you hold on to a more youthful appearance.