Why are regular dental checkups so important?

There are a few steps in looking after your dental health, and having regular checkups with your dentist is certainly one of them.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for healthy teeth to turn unhealthy and begin deteriorating. If you aren’t coming in for regular check ups this can cause problems that are harder and more expensive to treat in the long run. By coming in once every 6 months, we can spot underlying problems and nip them in the bud before they become too severe.

Why does it matter? 
The saying goes, “prevention is always better than cure” and it couldn’t be more true for dentistry.

When you skip your regular checkup you’re giving plaque a chance to build up. This buildup can lead to cavities and gum disease, but also other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. That is why staying on top of your dental health is so important as it can truly affect your overall health.

We understand the cost of dental care can be an issue for a lot of people. But while the costs can be overwhelming, it’s important to remember that with regular checkups and getting to problem areas earlier, we can hopefully avoid more expensive treatment in the future.

Children and regular checkups
It’s essential that children become accustomed to the dentist when they’re young as their first impression of a dental practice can last a long time. Good oral health starts young, so making the experience as enjoyable as possible from the beginning will have lasting effects in the long run.

Along with regular checkups, children need to be taught the importance of brushing their teeth, and with our tips, it can be made into a fun affair.

When was your last visit?
On average, you should visit your dentist once every 6 months. However, your dentist will cater your checkup intervals to you and the attention your dental structure may need. This can be dependent on many things, such as your oral health, past procedures, genetic history and so much more.

When you come in for a checkup at White Dental Clinic, your smile becomes our priority and our well-experienced, friendly dentists will provide high-quality oral health care for you and your family.

In-between checkups
It’s important that in between your appointments you take care of your teeth to maintain good oral health. Our top tips of staying on top of your dental health will come as no surprise, but are vital:

  • Brush twice a day, for 2 minutes and with a toothpaste that contains fluoride
  • Floss daily
  • Use mouthwash after brushing and flossing to help protect your teeth during the day and overnight.

Finding your dentist at White Dental Clinic
Having a dentist that you see at every appointment has numerous benefits. Beside the fact that they’ll know your medical history, the trust that will have been built is irreplaceable. Pain, cost and the general feeling of the dentist can worry a lot of people, but with a dentist you know and trust, this process becomes a lot easier. Plus, we’re happy to remind you when your next check up is due, to help make sure you don’t forget to make an appointment!

Ready for your checkup? Contact us to book one in!