We’ve all heard the recommendation from dentists to have an assessment or check-up every six months, but how essential is it really? In this blog article, the team at JJ Smiles investigate six reasons why it is important to visit your dentist every six months.
1. Regular dental check-ups will keep your oral health in optimal condition.
As part of your regular dental assessment, your dentist will examine your mouth to assess the condition of your health and identify if there are any areas lacking. In the instance that your dentist can see an issue, they will be able to notify you of this and recommend early intervention treatments or practices. Visiting your dentist twice per year is the most effective way to keep your oral health in order.
2. Biannual hygiene treatments can help you smile brighter.
You dentist may recommend that you have a hygiene treatment along with your regular dental check-ups. Hygiene treatments are important for removing any build-up of plaque and tartar around your teeth and gums, plus they can leave your teeth looking whiter and brighter. Rather than immediately opting for cosmetic solutions and teeth whitening treatments, we recommend that our patients first consider having a hygiene treatment to see if their smile can be enhanced.
3. Your regular dental check-up is an ideal time to ask questions and get professional advice.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to your oral health, it’s important that you get advice from a dental professional. Although you can sometimes find answers to your questions online, this unverified information on the internet is not always accurate or reliable. When you visit your local dental clinic for your six-month check-up, they should give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your oral health or that of your children and family.
4. Staying on top of your oral health is a valuable investment.
It is much simpler, less painful and more affordable to implement preventative dental practices, rather than having to deal with a dental complication once it arises. Therefore, regular visits to your dental clinic should be considered an investment for your future!
5. Dental assessments look at more than just your teeth.
In addition to assessing the build-up of plaque on your teeth, your dentist can screen for other major health concerns during your biannual dental check-up. This includes gum disease and oral cancers – both things that are best recognised sooner rather than later. If you have other queries or interests, such as the possibility of starting a cosmetic treatment plan to rejuvenate your smile, these can be brought up and discussed during your dental appointment too.
6. Building a strong relationship with your dentist can help you feel confident and reassured.
Having a good relationship with your dentist is important, as it ensures both parties can stay up to date with your oral health and stop any arising complications in their tracks. Ultimately, you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your health is under control.
All are welcome to book an appointment at JJ Smiles, regardless of whether you are up-to-date or falling behind with your regular dental check-ups. Contact our team to find a suitable day/time for your appointment.