Why Dental Check-Ups and Cleans Are Important for You & Your Family

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Regular dental visits for a check-up and professional clean are important for every member of the family, young or old. Having a dentist monitor your family’s oral health is key to maintaining healthy smiles for the long-term.

At Boon Dental, we recommend that our patients visit us on a 6 monthly basis to keep their oral health in check!

Thanks to modern dentistry technology and techniques, visiting the dentist has never been more simple or comfortable. At our family dental practices in Wentworth Point and Ropes Crossing, we aim to help you and your family achieve your best oral health.

In this article, we share a few reasons why dental check-ups and cleans are important. 

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Typically, people do not take a preventative approach to their oral health care. They decide to visit a dentist only when a dental issue arises that is causing them alarm or discomfort. This is a risky method of keeping your mouth healthy and happy. Especially given the number of bacteria our gums and teeth are exposed to. 

Regular dental check-ups and cleans are proactive methods of maintaining good oral health. As with most things, prevention is better than cure.

It pays to have an experienced family dentist monitor your family’s oral health to prevent any dental issues from arising. Not only does this safeguard your family’s oral health, but it avoids the need for complex, costly treatment down the track.

Create Lasting Good Dental Habits

Often people do things that are bad for their oral health, unbeknownst to them. Some of these things can include teeth grinding, nail-biting and consuming a diet that lacks nutrition.

During a check-up, your dentist can identify issues caused by bad habits and educate you on the best steps towards great oral health. 

Children who begin regular dental check-ups and cleans from a young age are more likely to pick up good dental habits that last. Regular check-ups can also help children form a good relationship with their dental practitioner, reducing dental-related anxieties. 

The Link Between Oral Health & General Health 

The health of your mouth doesn’t only affect your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence and comfort. It also contributes to your general health and wellbeing. The human body is very connected. As such, a problem in one part of the body can promote problems in other parts of the body. 

Regular dental check-ups and cleans will help you maintain you and your family’s oral health. They will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, both of which have negative effects that can extend beyond the mouth.

At Boon Dental, we aim to assist our patients to achieve optimal oral health so they can live a healthy and happy life. 

Go Beyond the Surface

You can brush and floss your teeth at home. You can also examine the surface of your teeth and gums at home. But having regular dental check-ups and cleans allows for your dentist to check for issues and clean beyond the visible surfaces.

Your dentist has the tools required to check for potential issues below the surface, for example, dental x-rays. And when having a professional clean, your dental hygienist can remove stubborn plaque and clean under your gum line. 

Decay between teeth and impacted wisdom teeth are common issues hard to identify without the help of your dentist. These issues can become severe and need major treatment if unidentified.

Regular dental visits mean your dentist can identify any issues early on and prescribe the best treatment plan as soon as possible.

How Boon Dental Can Help

When it comes to maintaining regular dental check-ups for you and your family, it helps to find a dentist you can trust. If you’re looking for an experienced family dentist in Wentworth Point or Ropes Crossing, we can help you. 

At Boon Dental, we offer a wide range of services in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Our passion is all about you and we aim to make each dental visit a positive experience. To book an appointment with one of our friendly dentists, please contact us.