In order to maintain optimal dental health, it is recommended that you see your dentist/hygienist every six months for a routine dental check-up. In some cases, (e.g. patients in certain risk categories) more frequent visits may be suggested.
Regular attendance to the dentist assists with two core principles of dentistry – maintenance and prevention.
What Happens at a Dental Examination?
These appointments enable yourself and the dentist to maintain the current health of your oral cavity. For example, a scale and clean (which is usually included in these appointments) assists in decreasing the bacterial load on your gums. Without this treatment, conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis can run rampant and lead to irreversible future outcomes.
Early detection of dental conditions is also a priority. The sooner a possible concern is detected, the more chance there is to prevent negative outcomes. For example, individualised oral hygiene instructions aim to assist in decreasing gum disease and the formation of dental cavities. Regular soft tissue assessments help with early detection of lesions including oral cancers. Early diagnosis of tooth decay may prevent treatments such as root canal therapy or even loss of tooth.
Dental Exams in Hampton and Fairfield
There is much to gain from attending dental maintenance appointments. Our belief at Sparkle Dental Care Fairfield and Hampton is that prevention, is the best way to maintain dental health as well as a healthy body and healthy life!