We all lead busy lives where it’s hard enough to fit everything in. We can get consumed by the day to day of living and conveniently put to the back of our minds those things that we think can wait until we’re less frantic. However, our health, including our dental health, should be front and centre of our priorities. The airplane analogy often used to fix your oxygen mask before helping others is so true when applied to our health. Don’t put off that trip to your dentist Adelaide.
It is important to regularly visit your dentist Adelaide every 6 months to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Your dental health is a partnership between you and your dentist Adelaide – it is your responsibility to regularly brush and floss your teeth between visits to keep them clean and healthy while your dentist Adelaide will check for cavities, inspect your gum health, advise on correct brushing techniques and remove any build up (tartar/calculus) on the teeth. At YES Dentistry [Your Every Smile], our dentist Adelaide believes dental hygiene is so important that we have a dedicated dental hygiene department where our friendly hygienists provide a thorough scale & clean for our patients.
Only a dental health professional can deliver the deep clean required once tartar has developed. When plaque hardens over time it forms tartar on the teeth which is impossible to remove with at-home brushing and flossing. Tartar can lead to tooth decay so removing any build up by a dentist Adelaide or dental hygienist is necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Gum disease is a serious dental health problem caused by bacteria that can damage gum tissue and the bone surrounding teeth if left untreated. Early stages of gum disease can be detected by your dentist Adelaide and dental hygienist who will monitor gum health and show you the correct brushing and flossing techniques to minimise more serious gum disease problems.
Good oral health is important for your overall health. The risk of serious health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes have been linked to poor oral health. The inflammation in your mouth can be an indicator of inflammation elsewhere in the body. Visiting a dentist Adelaide for a 6 monthly check up to maintain your oral health may have added health benefits with a holistic approach to your general health.
Regular dentist Adelaide visits may save you money in the long run because your dentist can attend to any minor problems before major issues develop often requiring more costly treatments. A dentist Adelaide can give you advice on any smile transformations you may be considering. However, it is important to have good oral health before considering any cosmetic dental procedures. No-one wants to waste time and money on creating a beautiful new smile if the foundations of that smile are decaying and unstable. A good dentist Adelaide will work with you to achieve the outcome that you are looking for while maintaining your oral health.
A dentist Adelaide visit can help you establish good dental hygiene habits that will serve you and your health now and into the future.