Regular dental check up may not only to keep your teeth shiny and bright, but also a preventive measure to make sure your overall health is in top condition as your oral health and overall health are inextricably intertwined, for example Gum disease has been linked to diabetes.
Regular dental check up will allow your dentist to monitor your mouth and teeth’s health, giving timely treatment before they start giving you dental related problems or get worse. Brushing and flossing alone aren’t adequate to keep your dental health in tip-top condition. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future might result in serious dental problems later – and treatments that are much more costly, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
Regular Dental Checkup is similar to medical exams and will include:
After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit . Depending on your oral health the time between check-ups may vary and it can be as short as three months or as long as two years (or up to one year if you’re under 18) depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are. You may also be scheduled for next immediate appointments for dental treatments such as fillings, teeth cleaning, scale and polish , having a tooth taken out or emergency treatment.
Bear in mind that teeth are meant to last a lifetime! The best way to protect yourself against dental health disasters is to discipline yourself for regular dental check-ups. It is important to achieve not only your oral health BUT also for your overall health.