We all know how important our oral health is which is why having regularly scheduled appointments is one of the main ways stay on top of your oral healthcare. Think about it like this, do you get your car serviced? Yes, so why would your teeth be any different?
Still not convinced? Read the 5 reasons why you should never skip your 6 monthly check-up appointments.
Prevention of Plaque Build-Up
While you may be keeping plaque at bay by brushing and flossing every day, the brushes that we use daily do not reach all the places that we need them to. This means that when you come in and see us for your regular check-up, we can remove the buildup of plaque from the areas that you can’t reach. A notorious spot for this is our back molars, it is impossible for our toothbrushes to be able to reach those sections as they hit the back of our gums and we are unable to brush effectively. This then causes a build-up of plaque and can create a feeding ground for bacteria.
Good Habits Start Early
By ensuring that you are attending your regular check-up (especially if you have kids) then you are ensuring that their good habits start early. By keeping their regular check-ups that will allow the dental office to become a familiar environment for them and prove to not be a hassle or fear when they get older.
Find & Deter Cavities
At your check-up we will examine your teeth to look for early signs of tooth decay; if we do find small cavities or white spots on the teeth, we are able to act against the beginning of the decay before the problem worsens. If need be, we can treat the small cavities with a fluoride treatment and treat larger cavities with fillings.
Keeps Gum Disease at Bay
The early stages of periodontal disease doesn’t show any symptoms which means it makes it hard for you to spot the disease on your own. Luckily, dentists are trained to spot the gum disease even when it isn’t visible to the naked eye. In most cases, when gum disease is spotted early, it can be reversed with the help and guidance from your local dentist.
Systematic Health Check-Ups
When you visit the dentist for a check-up, they are not only checking on your teeth, but they also look for signs of oral cancer, then they also conduct a head and neck exam – this consists of checking the lymph nodes, neck, and jaws for swelling, lumps, and any inconsistency or any other symptoms of an illness – without you realising it you are receiving a systematic health check-up.
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Among the many benefits of having a dental check-up every 6 months, you will be able to stay on top of any serious dental issues that arise and most likely avoid any invasive treatment.