How often should I have a dental check-up?

How often should I have a dental check-up?

Many of us think we should be visiting the dentist every six months – even if it’s not what we do in practice

Every set of teeth the team at Complete Dental see will be a little different. This means check-up times may vary, but generally, the dentists recommend you visit every six months. For some patients, their risk of gum disease and other dental issues are quite high, so they may need to come in for a check-up every three months to get their oral health back on track.

Attending your regular six-month check-ups is the best thing you can do for your smile and it can potentially save you money and pain in the future. When you regularly see us at Coorparoo or Elanora, we can identify any potential issues early before they turn into something more serious.

Your first check-up and clean with Complete Dental will involve an assessment of your dental medical history, a thorough clean, and a detailed treatment plan.

Why are dental check-ups so important?

A dental check-up will help the dentist detect any issues or changes in your mouth. Even if you think your dental issues are minor, if left untreated they can become much harder to treat in the future.

Regular dental check-ups from Complete Dental in Coorparoo & Elanora can help spot any dental issues you may not even know you have. They can not only benefit your oral health, but your overall health too. Unless you have pain or discomfort, many dental issues can go unnoticed.

Regular dental check-ups and cleans can help you to:

  • Keep your natural teeth – There is nothing available in dentistry today that compares to the function, the aesthetics or the feel of natural teeth.
  • Prevent gum disease – when plaque builds up it can cause gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease. When gingivitis is left untreated it can progress rapidly to the advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause tooth loss and even bone degeneration.
  • Keep your pearly whites, white – Regular professional teeth cleanings can help remove the superficial surface stains on your teeth.
  • Support your overall health – Recent findings have shown that your oral health can have an impact on your overall health. Studies have linked gum disease to strokes, and even heart attacks.

Six monthly check-up and cleans at Complete Dental Coorparoo & Elanora

There is also a secondary purpose to your six monthly dental visits. Even if your dentist can’t see any issues, they will remind you to keep on caring for your teeth and cleaning them properly.

After your check-up at Complete Dental, the dentists will recommend a date for your next appointment. This can be dependent on how healthy your mouth is, if you smoke and your age.

For more information on the importance of check-ups, or to schedule one in, contact the team at Complete Dental today.