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Why Twice-Yearly Visits to the Dentist Matter

November 30, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Poe Lim
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If you already brush and floss regularly, you might wonder why it’s so important to visit the dentist twice every year—especially if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

When it comes to general dentistry, prevention is crucial, which warrants visiting your Chatswood dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleans. From the youngest family member to the oldest, seeing the dentist is an essential part of overall well-being.

Early Detection

Just because you aren’t seeing or feeling any issues doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Dental issues such as gum disease often do not present with any symptoms until the disease has taken a firm hold. In the instance of gum disease, it can often be reversed but only if it is detected early enough.

There is another advantage to early detection: The earlier you fix a dental problem, the less invasive the treatment, the quicker the treatment and the less expensive the treatment. And in cases of oral cancer, early detection can actually save your life.

The Whole-Body Connection

More and more studies are discovering that there is a strong connection between oral health and systemic health. In fact, poor oral health, such as gum disease, has been tied to:

  • Heart disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Low birth weight in babies born to mothers with gum disease.

A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth

People today are living longer than ever before, and most of us want to live out our lives with our natural teeth. Keeping teeth and gums healthy mean we can enjoy our favourite healthy foods, which in turn keeps our ageing bodies in better shape.

For general dentistry for the whole family, we invite you to contact our Chatswood clinic to arrange an appointment. We are always welcoming new patients, and we look forward to ensuring your smile is beautiful and healthy.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.