How often you go to the dentist depends on your oral health: we recommend every 6 months for the best results.
Wellness has become much more of a mainstream concern in recent years. While the industry continues to grow, along with awareness of the importance of fitness and nutrition, oral health is still largely ignored by many. In fact, according to a report published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, only one in two Australians aged 15 and oversaw a dentist between 2017 and 2018.
How often should you go to the dentist?
We recommend you come in for a check-up and teeth cleaning every six months. This will ensure any issues are caught early and your oral health is maintained in the long term. If you have any specific issues that need treatment, we may recommend that you come in sooner, but we will discuss this with you at your appointment.
What to expect at a dental check-up
When you come in for a check-up, your dentist will take time to thoroughly evaluate your oral health and check for any signs of tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist will also have a look for any signs of oral cancer by examining the soft tissues of your mouth, as well as your tongue, jaw and neck. X-rays may be taken to check for damage to the teeth, gums and underlying bone that is not visible to the naked eye, and to confirm any diagnoses.
Your Coomera Smiles dentist may recommend teeth cleaning. In which case they will get rid of any plaque and tartar that has built up on the surface of your teeth, as well as the area along your gum line. Your teeth will then be thoroughly polished.
Why are check-ups so important?
Coming in for regular check-ups is one of the best things you can do for your oral health because they allow your dentist to catch problems early before they become bigger issues. If, for example, your dentist picks up on early signs of gum disease, they can offer treatment to manage the condition and prevent tooth loss. Cavities can also be treated quickly, potentially preventing the need for major dental work like root canal therapy or extractions down the line.
Check-ups are also a great time for your dentist to answer any questions you have about your oral health, and they may provide you with tips for proper brushing and flossing techniques.
How much does a trip to the dentist cost?
The cost of your dental appointment will depend on your particular needs, but we make sure to provide each patient with a detailed treatment plan and the associated costs after a check-up. We won’t complete treatment without letting you know exactly what kind of procedure we need to perform, and what the cost will be.
If you’re ready to book an appointment for a dental check-up, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.