Time You Had A Dental Check-up and Clean?

Is it time you had a dental check-up and clean?  The Australian Dental Association recommends you have a dental check-up and clean at least every six months.  However, many people continue to put this off even though they are overdue, sometimes only coming in to see us a few years after they are due when they have a problem.  Most admit at this time that they regret not having come in for their preventive dental check-up and clean sooner, when they realize that they could have prevented the toothache, broken tooth or gum swelling that they are now suffering from.

Some people only go to the dentist when they have an emergency such as a toothache or broken tooth and tell us they don’t want it when we say to them it’s time you had a dental check-up and clean.  They would rather deal with the problem if they get it.  The main issue with this type of mentality is that it usually is not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when” a problem will occur.  It is a known fact that if you leave bacteria on your teeth and gums for long enough, you will most likely develop tooth decay or gum disease.  It is only a matter of time.  It you are lucky and were born with stronger teeth and gums, it may take longer before you feel the problem.  However, if you were unfortunate enough to be born with weaker teeth and gums, you may be more prone to getting the problems earlier.

It’s time you had a dental check-up and clean!  You go the hairdresser every six to eight weeks as they recommend to trim and style your hair, but continue to neglect your teeth and gums.  Why don’t you look after your teeth and gums in a similar regular way, as teeth and gums surely should be of greater importance than your hair?  What’s the use of good-looking hair when you don’t have healthy teeth and gums for speaking, eating and smiling?

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