Always had great teeth and it’s been years since you hit any kind of dental obstacles? This might have you thinking there’s no real need to schedule an appointment with your dentist, but before you realize it you’ll have consecutively skipped your appointment for years. While you may think your present oral health saves you a visit from the dentist, here’s why it’s absolutely necessary to schedule a checkup every 6 months at Port Melbourne Dental.
Prevention is better than the cure
The biggest advantage of these 6-month checkups is that they help common dental problems become entirely preventable. This is done through routine maintenance, monitoring and other preventative measures, such as fluoride and fissure sealants, that helps lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Catch reversible problems
The earliest stages of gum disease and cavities can be seen as gingivitis and demineralization, and they can be easily spotted by our dentist. Such issues can creep in over time with even the healthiest of smiles and show noticeable physical signs only once the issue has escalated.
Dental problems are far more affordable when caught in their earliest stages. For example a small cavity will just require a filling, which costs less than a crown. When you schedule your checkup with Port Melbourne Dental every 6 months, this allows us to catch specific problems while they are in an entirely reversible and more affordable phase.
Take a more proactive stance when it comes to your dental health. Prevent easily fixable issues from becoming complicated dental matters, schedule your checkup every 6 months at Port Melbourne Dental!