All material in our blog is of a general nature and is not specific dental advice. If you would like that, then we would encourage you to visit our dental clinic on The Sunshine Coast.
Getting regular dental check ups more often than not, help to prevent minor dental issues from becoming larger problems. In turn, having regular check ups will often save patients money in the long term, as they help prevent larger dental procedures being required.
Depending on your age and general dental health, most dentists will recommend a dental check up between every six months or yearly appointments. There are many factors that can influence this. For example, if you have had a dental procedure, such as a filling or crowns or so on, then a more frequent check up might be scheduled, to make sure that the dental work completed has settled in well.
There is no proven research or guideline that we know of, that states how often a check up should be scheduled. Most reports conclude that patients have different oral health needs and risk factors, and this should be reflected in how often a dental check up should be scheduled.
Regardless of your choice in frequency, one thing can be agreed. That is that regular dental check ups are a good idea. Many health insurance funds include a subsidised dental check up, yearly, as part of their extras cover. It can be assumed they do this, because if their clients have regular check ups the lifetime insurance costs for them are reduced.
During a check up, your dentist has the chance to catch early signs of tooth decay, gum disease or oral cancer. If any issues are found, then ways to treat them can be discussed and planned before the problems have become more serious.
Your dental hygienist can also perform scaling or cleaning treatments during a check up at the dentist. They will remove hardened plaque from your teeth, especially along the gum line. This helps prevent gum disease in many cases.
While performing these tasks, your dental team can also identify ways in which you might better maintain your dental health. This might include brushing techniques, choice of toothbrush and flossing methods and so on.
If you would like to schedule a dental check up in Sippy Downs, then feel free to contact us today.