You must have heard from every dentist that you should get your teeth checked regularly. No wonder sometimes if you are not in pain or feeling anything wrong, why you need to see a dentist.
The Australian Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly as dental check-ups are essential to maintaining a good oral health. Good preventive dental care not only makes your teeth feel great, it also supports general health and may reduce future dental expenses.
People think that dental treatments are very expensive. The treatment itself isn’t expensive, but ignorance and neglect most certainly is. Dental problems can be very deceiving in a way. You may not experience any pain or any symptoms until the problem has become very extensive and that’s when the treatment becomes quite complex and expensive. We can check for problems that you might not see or feel, like early signs of tooth decay and gum disease and even cancer!
Our intention is to help our patients care for their dental health as thoroughly as possible. Most of our patients make regular visits in order to prevent oral health problems and the most prevalent of which is gum disease. Most people don’t know it can lead to jaw bone disease which is painless yet can lead to tooth loss and more serious general health issues if left untreated.
Gum disease and the risk factors like stress, pregnancy/lactation, family/personal history of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol put your body at risk. Research has linked gum disease to Alzheimer’s, dementia, increased blood clots leading to stroke, increased risk of heart attack, worsening of diabetes, premature birth and reduced birth weight, pancreatic and oral cancer.
So looking after your teeth and gums is not only important to keep your mouth healthy, but it also keeps your body happy.
When was the last time you had a dental check up? Call the Goulburn Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice today on (02) 4822 8224.