Is health and wellness a New Year’s resolution for you for 2021?
Then why not start with your oral health!
Improve your overall health, starting with your smile!
If you didn’t know it already, the health of your mouth is closely linked to the health of your body.
Not only is your mouth the pathway for harmful substances to enter your body, but there are certain oral health conditions that can become a systemic concern. For instance, untreated gum disease can contribute to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and premature birth.
The importance of going to the dentist may be something you have heard your whole life, but many people don’t understand exactly why a visit is such an essential part of your health.
Why should you go for a regular dental check-up?
The following reasons are a good indication as to why you should get to know your local dentist and prioritise time to book in for a regular check-up:
Personalised assessment – Most information you get outside of the dentist is generic, misinformed and doesn’t apply to all teeth. Everyone’s oral health conditions are unique, and teeth are subjected to diverse factors such as what we eat or drink daily, that contribute to their current state.
By visiting your dentist, you can receive a personalised and detailed evaluation of your mouth and teeth and provide you with a unique care or management plan, as well as an appropriate solution to any current or future problems.
Problem detection – Whether it’s managing tooth loss or early detection of tooth decay, a regular dental check-up enables you to be on the front foot when it comes to oral health issues. Procedures as small as a filling can prevent an entire tooth from dying in the future.
Dental hygiene – Using professional skill and appropriate tools, experienced dentists and oral health therapists are equipped to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums in a way that brushing your teeth or flossing can’t. This clean is known as a full ‘scale and polish’, which prevents plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease.
Cosmetic – By closely evaluating your teeth your dentist can provide you with personalised advice on what cometic options would be suitable to enhance the appearance of your teeth. A few of these options could be teeth straightening methods, teeth replacement options such as dental implants, or a procedure as simple as teeth whitening.
Mouth cancer check – Just like any part of your body your mouth should be professionally checked for signs of more severe issues. One of the most important parts of a dental check-up is that dentists can check for signs of mouth cancer, as well as see symptoms of head and neck cancer too.
How often should go?
The general recommendation by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is to go for a dental check-up at least once a year, it is also dependent on the oral health of the individual, as well as age.
At our dental practices across the Central Coast our highly experienced oral health professionals offer comprehensive evaluations and take a preventative approach. This regular active maintenance appointment, involves coming in for a check-up every six months for maximum care.
Like so many things, prevention is a lot better than the cure. As well as brushing and flossing twice a day, get into the habit of a visiting the dentist regularly. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth.
To find out what level of dental care your teeth require, please contact our friendly team for an initial check-up and evaluation and remember to make time for you and your smile!
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