Importance of Regular Checkups

Your oral health has a big impact on your overall health so it is important to keep on top of your oral health, not just through maintenance at home. Dental checks and cleans are recommended every 6 months where your dentist will check for cavities, perform a thorough clean and scan for any oral cancers.


No matter how committed you are to brushing and flossing, certain areas of your mouth can get missed.  At routine dental checkups, your teeth will be professionally cleaned. This will clear away any tartar that cannot be removed by brushing at home and greatly reduce your risk of decay and oral health complications.


Dentists can identify gum disease in its early stages, ensuring you get the treatment you need before symptoms can worsen. When identified early, gum disease is far easier and less costly to treat as it can be managed at home. Regular cleans prevent gum disease by removing any hard tartar build up which leads to bone loss around the teeth. This hard tartar build up cannot be removed by your toothbrush, it can only be removed by your dentists. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone damage, pain, inflammation, and tooth loss.


You cannot always tell if you have a cavity, they often hide in between the teeth and don’t give you any pain until they become a problem. These cavities can be detected with x-rays which your dentist will take roughly every 2 years. If your dentist does detect a cavity, it can be treated before the decay gets even worse. Visiting every six months allows your dentist to check for cavities put a filling in it before it becomes a problem.


Seeing your dentist regularly ensures any oral health issues are caught right away which will save you money in the long run. Many oral health issues become more difficult to treat as symptoms progress, leading to an increase in the cost of treatment. The cost of general dental cleaning and exam, which may even be covered by insurance depending on your provider, is far more affordable than the cost of extensive procedures, restorative services, and fillings.


To book in for your check-up and clean, please call Pimpama City Dental Centre 5670 3777.