When it comes to dental care, prevention of issues is as important as resolving them. A simple way many people can prevent their teeth from succumbing to dental problems is to brush them twice daily and attend check-ups every 6 months. But, if you have a history of gum disease or if there is a genetic issue in your family that can cause such, then more stringent help may be required.
At Kooringal Dental, our dentist Wagga Wagga is proud to be able to offer our patients check-ups and cleans to ensure that their teeth and gums stay healthy. When you first visit our surgery, we will invite you in for an initial check-up and clea. This helps us to become familiar with your unique circumstances, ensure that any of your issues are charted and discuss any of your oral health concerns with you. Great!
But what are some of the key reasons to schedule a check-up and clean with our dentist Wagga Wagga as soon as you can? Read on to find out!
While somewhat of a stereotype amongst dental patients, tooth decay isn’t the only reason for our dentist Wagga Wagga to remove a tooth. Severe gum disease, periodontal disease or gingivitis can also cause teeth to move and need extraction by our team. This is because if left unchecked, gum disease can cause havoc with the underlying bone leading to teeth sometimes falling out on their own. Scheduling a check-up and a professional clean with our team will allow them to remove harmful plaque and this is essential for oral health if you have a condition like diabetes.
Prevent cavities and tartar
Even if you brush your teeth twice daily, you can still run a risk of developing cavities if you have a bit of a sweet tooth or an underlying health issue. Plaque, if left unchecked, hardens and forms tartar, which then causes holes to appear in your tooth; these can destroy a tooth if not caught soon enough. A check-up and clean with our dental team can eliminate harmful plaque while a trip to our hygienist can ensure that hardened tartar is removed, keeping your teeth healthy.
Oral Cancer screening
Many health conditions can heighten a person’s risk of cancers in a similar way that lifestyle choices can also increase the risk of these illnesses occurring. When you come to Kooringal Dental for a check-up, we will perform a thorough oral cancer screen, alerting you should we spot anything untoward.
Oral health and physical health
In the way that many say the eyes are the gateway to the soul, the mouth is the literal gateway to the body. Studies have found innumerable times that if you have good oral health, you will likely be physically well too and maintenance is key to supporting this. Having plaque removed and cavities filled by our team will reduce the number of bacteria that enters your body.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.