You need to visit your dentist every six months.
We know that you hear this all the time. Still, if you’re like many Australians, you’re not sticking to your regular dental visits and cleaning schedule. Instead, you’ve adopted more of a reactionary approach to your dental health, meaning your dentist only sees you when you’ve got a toothache, or some other dental catastrophe has occurred.
We get it. You’re busy. It’s hard to take the time off work. We’ve all been there, so we’re not taking it personally that you’re avoiding us.
That being said, we miss you and we’re worried about you!
8 Reasons to Stick to Six Monthly Dental Appointments
1. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. You want your teeth to look their best. Regular check-ups and cleans will help us to keep your pearly whites looking as stunning as ever.
2. Building relationships with your dental team is important in helping reduce any anxiety experienced during dental visits. Visiting us regularly let's us get to know one another, which will help us offer you better treatment and calm your nerves when you’re in our dental chair.
3. Most dental issues such as gum disease and weakening of the tooth enamel are easily reversed if caught early enough. Left unchecked, these diseases can have serious consequences with without proactive treatment.
4. Because your teeth’s nerve endings are hidden inside your tooth under layers of protective tooth enamel, your teeth are not going to let you know something is wrong until it is really wrong. Dental disease in its early stage does not cause pain or noticeable symptoms. This means that there could be something serious going on in your mouth and you’ll be none the wiser. Once you start to feel the pain associated with dental disease, your treatment options are regrettably limited.
5. There is a proven connection between your oral health and your overall health. The bacteria in your mouth and the inflammation associated with periodontitis can lead to the development of certain diseases as well as the weakening of your immune system. In addition, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and premature birth in pregnant mothers.
6. From a financial perspective, it’s important to note that regular check-ups, cleans and other proactive treatmentS are not just less invasive; they are also significantly more cost effective than reactionary treatments.
7. When it comes to neglecting your dental health, it’s important to understand that the consequences are permanent. Your gums do not grow back, and neither do your teeth.
8. It’s important to note that many medications cause a dry mouth, which increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease and require regular monitoring.
Your dental check-up and cleaning schedule is important and you really do need to come and visit us every six months. Not because we need the company, but because your six monthly check-ups and cleans are necessary for the maintenance of your oral health and your overall health.
Don’t worry about the cost. If you have private health insurance we no gaps dental check-ups x-rays and cleanings so there is nothing for you to pay!