It’s something you’ve heard over and over since you were a child. Regular dental visits should occur at least every six months and not just when you discover a dental problem—prevention is key. There are many reasons why it’s essential to maintain a regular dental check-up schedule with your Carine dentist—we have put together a helpful summary for you below.
What happens during your dental check-up?
Your dentist will thoroughly check for cavities. This detailed check will also include looking for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria and should be removed—if not removed, it will harden and turn into tartar. Once it becomes tartar, it cannot be removed with brushing and flossing. Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to more serious oral diseases.
The dentist will also check your gums to ensure they are healthy and there are no signs of gum disease. Depending on the appointment you’ve booked, your teeth may then be cleaned. The dentist will use a tool for scaling to remove tartar. After scaling, your teeth will be polished to remove surface stains.
Why are regular dental visits important?
Visiting your dentist regularly means tackling problems in their early stages, saving you a lot of trouble in the long run. This could save a tooth from requiring extraction or root canal therapy. Teeth cleaning will also prevent or remove the build-up of plaque and tartar. Some other non-dental conditions may be spotted in the mouth which could be symptoms of diseases or deficiencies such as vitamin and iron deficiencies.
What diseases and other issues can be detected?
Aside from the issues mentioned above, other problems such as crowded, missing and crooked teeth and dental hygiene will be addressed during your regular dental visit. Molar teeth with deep fissures can be repaired with fissure sealants since these deep fissures cannot be reached by brushing or mouthwash.
Quick facts about your dental check-up
- A dental check-up is essential to help keep teeth & gums healthy
- Regular dental visits will generally involve a check-up & teeth clean
- A dental clean involves removing the build-up of plaque & tartar
- Regular dental visits should occur at least once every six months
Why is oral health so important?
Deteriorating oral health can lead to bacteria build-up in the mouth. These bacteria will multiply and combine with sugars from food to create acids. These acids may potentially then attack the teeth, causing infections, gum disease, tooth decay and cavities. Learn more about preventative dental care here.
Carine Glades Dental Care
Regular dental visits are essential and the Carine Glades Dental Care team are experts in providing dental care for everyone—adults and children alike. For your overall oral health and dental check-up needs, contact our team today to make a booking.