Routine exams at our Adelaide dental clinic can help keep your teeth in good condition and save you money in the long run.
Easily forgotten about, routine exams, or check-ups, are a cornerstone of good dental health. If you’re tempted to skip exams, perhaps on the basis that your teeth have always been fine on previous visits, or you just don’t see it as a priority, here are four reasons why a six-monthly check should be high on your “to do” list.
Early treatments are often less expensive
If the dentists spots that a small filling or similar minor treatment is required, they can complete the treatment quickly and economically. If left untreated, small problems will usually escalate into big ones, requiring lengthy interventions which are often pricier, as well as potentially more invasive.
A dental check doesn’t just include the teeth
The gums, tongue and interior skin of the mouth are also checked. In the course of the check, the dentist is able to spot the early signs of serious medical conditions, which may be unnoticeable to the patient. Although these signs are rarely anything to worry about, early detection allows prompt referral to a medical professional or “watchful waiting”, to see if the symptoms resolve spontaneously or if treatment is needed.
Good dental hygiene is vital to tooth and gum health
At a dental check, the dentist can easily see if a good brushing and flossing routine is being maintained. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to miss out some teeth during your cleaning routine. Good oral hygiene and regular cleans help prevent gum disease, decay development and even bad breath.
Patients who tend to go for regular checks are less apprehensive about dentist visits, as they are in familiar surroundings and have a chance to build a rapport with the dentist before treatment is required.
Setting a good example
If your children see that you make dental check-ups a regular part of your healthcare, they are more likely to do the same in the future.
Pellew Dental has you covered when it comes to dental check-ups and cleans. Book your appointment today.