Considering skipping your check-up with the dentist? 4 reasons not to with Spa Dental in Sydney
It is fair to say that modern life is fairly time-consuming.
With more people than ever working longer hours and having family life to attend to when they get home, it can be all too tempting to ignore that biannual dental check-up reminder. Indeed, many dental patients do not see the point of attending regular check-ups, and often delay such consultations until they are in discomfort.
Imagine if you only went to the optician if you were going blind; by then, the underlying issue may be too far gone to treat, leaving you visually impaired for the rest of your life.
Similarly, if you only attend your check-ups when you are in discomfort, it may be too late for your dental team to resolve the underlying cause, and, unfortunately, it may lead to you losing teeth.
This is why at Spa Dental, our dentist in Sydney will help you to maintain good oral health, while also ensuring that you have access to cosmetic options to spruce up your smile if you want them. Indeed, good oral health is the perfect foundation to build a more beautiful smile on and so, if you regularly miss your check-ups, you could be limiting your cosmetic treatment options in the long term. Yikes!
But what are the other advantages of attending your biannual check-ups with our dentist in Sydney?
Early diagnosis of gum disease
While it may not seem serious, gum disease can cause bad breath, bleeding gums, and, untreated, it can cause teeth to become loose or fall out.
When you come to our dentist in Sydney, they will check your gums for early indicators of gum disease and, if necessary, will give you mouthwashes and toothpaste to reduce inflammation. They may also refer you to our hygienist for a scale and polish.
Oral cancer screening
Oral cancer can be tough to spot and, even if you don’t smoke, depending on age and other lifestyle factors, you may still be at a high risk of developing it.
At each check-up, our team checks your mouth, gums, and inner cheeks for signs of oral cancer, leaving you reassured that your mouth is healthy.
Plaque is not only the cause of gum disease, but it can cause decay and is also visually unattractive.
Our team can remove stubborn plaque from your teeth using our targeted brushes, leaving you with cleaner and healthier looking teeth.
Prevent oral damage
Acid erosion, nail-biting, or even sucking on ice cubes can all cause damage to your teeth’s enamel.
Our team will always endeavour to fix any damage that we notice on your teeth, by either applying a fluoride sealant, filling or veneer over the damaged area, to restore strength to the tooth.
Reduces the need for complex dental treatments
And finally, when you visit our team regularly, you are less likely to need extractions, root canals or fillings. Caught early, many of the causes of these issues can be treated quickly with less invasive dental techniques.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.