Why you should go to the dentist every 6 months

The need for regular check-ups may not have seemed as important when you were young, but as we age our teeth and gums age as well.

Going to the dentist is such an important element in maintaining your oral health. Here at South Burnett Dental Group in Kingaroy we want you to understand how we can keep you smiling confidently for a lifetime with regular dental check-ups.

Brushing and flossing alone just doesn’t quite cut it

Have you noticed any wrinkles on your face lately? Wrinkles on the face occur with age as the skin starts to lack elasticity and collagen production wanes. When these factors occur and routine skin care is inconsistent, wrinkles can appear.

Now consider your smile – over time your enamel can become stained and your teeth can become vulnerable to decay. Just like wrinkles, daily maintenance and care can play a particularly important role when it comes to the health of your teeth. Despite this, home maintenance alone is not enough to help teeth last a lifetime.

Have you heard of plaque and tartar?

Plaque is a product of bacteria. When your brush and floss your teeth regularly, this is what you are generally removing. But if you miss a few brushing or flossing routines or rush through them, the plaque can harden. This is how tartar forms. Unfortunately, tartar can only be removed by a dentist and if left sitting on the surface of your teeth, tartar can create cavities and decay.

Your dental check-up

When you come in for your check-up here at South Burnett Dental Group, your dentist and hygienist will assess the health of your teeth and carry out a scale and clean where necessary. A scale and clean clears away surface stains and tartar and, followed by a polish, is a great way to boost the whiteness of your smile without undergoing a whitening treatment.

Have you had dental work done in the past?

You may not be aware if this, but not all dental work last forever. Restorations such as fillings become worn over time, and by attending regular check-ups we can track the progress of your restorations and ensure they are removed and replaced if necessary. This helps to ensure that the tooth is virtually unaffected by the change.

Your smile is important to us

Your smile is made up of a handful of different elements:

  • Teeth
  • Soft tissues such as gums
  • Bone
  • Saliva

By assessing your entire smile we can locate decay and cavities, as well as gum damage before it becomes extensive. We are also able to provide a solution to prevent the need for costly dental visits in the future. Early detection is the key to keeping your smile healthy and gap-free.

During your check-ups we take care of your teeth. By monitoring your gums and teeth not only can we prevent decay but we are able to ensure all your soft tissue and jawbone are healthy as well. We can help you to prevent:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth loss

Our promise to you

Don’t let your smile go uncared for. Here at South Burnett Dental Group, it is our goal to help patients feel as comfortable as possible about their dental visit at our Kingaroy practice. Visiting your dentist shouldn’t be such a burden. Our compassionate team offer blame-free dentistry where your oral health is our highest priority.

To find out more about the importance of your regular check-ups and how we can help you feel comfortable during your appointment at our South Burnett practice, book a consultation with us today.