At best, it is a pain for those who are not fans of it, and, at worst, it can cause a lot of anxiety for those who are phobic of it.
Of course, we are talking about bi-annual dental check-ups.
But while these are not likely to be the most exciting event on your calendar, these check-ups are important for both your oral and physical health.
When you come to see our team at Kings Dental Subiaco, our dentist Subiaco will ensure that your check-ups are thorough and include a question and answer section (in plain English) if you have any queries about dental hygiene or dental care. That way, we can ensure that you and your family maintain great oral health for years to come.
But, being more specific, what are some of the things that can be avoided by visiting our dentist Subiaco every six months? Read on to find out!
Reduces gum disease and tooth decay
Dental check-ups can help to stop the development of dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. During a dental check-up, our dentist Subiaco will clean your teeth, check for any issues, and recommend any necessary treatments.
If we spot signs of cavities or gum disease, we will aim to treat it with minimal invasiveness.
Regular dental visits allow us to spot and treat problems in their early stages when they are usually easier and less expensive to treat. For example, a small cavity can be filled, but if it is not treated and allowed to progress, it can become a large cavity that may require a root canal or even an extraction.
Indeed, now, by using fluoride sealants and prescribing high-fluoride toothpaste, we can even prevent cavities from forming when we spot the early signs.
Oral cancer checks
During a dental check-up, our team will examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, such as sores or abnormalities in the mouth. If we see any suspicious areas, we may recommend that you have a biopsy to determine whether the tissue is cancerous. If oral cancer is diagnosed earlier, it is easier to treat, and the chances of a successful outcome are much higher.
Brushing and flossing your teeth is a great way to maintain dental hygiene, but when you visit our team, we take it one step further.
A deep clean, also known as scaling and root planing, is a type of dental treatment that is used to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and bacteria from the teeth and gums. It is typically recommended for patients who have gum disease, which is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar. But, we can offer a minor version of this, which is a professional clean, where we remove plaque between the teeth and from difficult-to-reach areas.
Improve your general health
Finally, regular dental visits can also help to improve your overall health. Research has shown that there is a link between oral health and general health and that poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of certain health problems such as heart disease and stroke. So, be sure to see our team today if you are a bit behind with your dental check-ups!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.