Fact or fiction: You should visit the dentist every six months

From a very young age, most people have it drilled into their minds that the dentist is a place they should be visiting on a regular basis. Most people will have heard the statement that all adults should be attending a good dentist every six months. But is this a true and fair report? The qualified dentists at Smile Fit Club say yes.

 

Why should you visit your local dentist every six months?

By visiting your dentist every six months for a regular check-up, you are ensuring that your oral health stays in optimal condition. When you attend a general dentistry check-up, your dentist will have the opportunity to look over your mouth and identify whether there is anything currently wrong as well as whether you should be expecting anything to go wrong in the future.

A side benefit to visiting the dentist regularly is that they can provide you advice on any additional dental work that you might be considering having completed. While you might not be immediately interested in cosmetic dentistry, it is important to be aware of your options and the trustworthy recommendations of a professionally trained dental surgeon.

“But I haven’t seen the dentist in years and I am fine.”

Some people will argue that they have not seen their dentist in years and they are doing fine. However, there is no way for them to truly prove that their oral health is fine if they have not had a check-up from a Gold Coast dentist. Many oral diseases are invisible to the naked eye, and only a qualified dentist will be able to identify them. Our suggestion is to ignore your friend’s comments, and perhaps stay clear of their mouth – who knows what is going on inside there!

 

What happens when you fail to have regular check-ups by your dentist?

A variety of problems can occur when you dismiss your regular dentist appointments. Particularly if you have little knowledge on how to protect your oral health, you could be damaging your teeth and gums on a daily basis without even realising. The common issues that come as a result of avoiding the dentist include:

  • Oral cancers can go unrecognised.
  • Plaque can build up in your mouth.
  • Tooth decay can occur.
  • Teeth may fall out due to poor hygiene.
  • Symptoms of gum disease can arise.
  • Wisdom teeth can come through incorrectly.
  • Bad breath may occur as a result of poor hygiene.
  • Tooth strains will become apparent.

If the above points are not enough to gross you out, the problems that occur in your mouth may also spread to the rest of your body. Diseases and infections in your oral region are likely to spread if not managed properly. Yep – eww.

 

Why do people avoid going to the dentist?

We understand that visiting your dentist is not the most enjoyable experience. You would much rather be sailing on a boat, sipping a cocktail at the bar, or watching TV, right? It makes sense that people skip dental appointments.

Firstly, many Australians claim that the dentist is too expensive for them. While this may have been true in the past, most modern dentists in the Gold Coast now offer flexible payments plans to assist with your budget restrictions. Cheap dental clinics do exist – you just have to find them. Also, it is important to consider that general dentistry and hygiene treatments are an investment for your future. When you ditch the dentist and problems occur in your mouth, you will find that the cost to eventually fix these matters is far more expensive than the cost of regular check-ups to stop the problems from ever occurring. At Smile Fit Club, we offer a cheap dental check-up at $99 or no-gap.

Secondly, many people shy away from dental clinics because they believe that all dentists are rough and insensitive to their mouth. When you choose to work with a progressive and caring dentist, you will never experience discomfort while in the dentist chair. Dental anxiety is a problem of the past if you choose to attend friendly dentists.

Lastly, some people simply forget to book an appointment with their local dentist on a bi-annual basis. When leaving your dental clinic, you should request that the administrative team send you a reminder in six months’ time to return to them. Although, the best dentists in South Queensland should already do this for you – no questions asked!

 

Where can you go for a comprehensive check-up?

If you are searching for a Gold Coast dentist, we are the best team to help you. Smile Fit Clubs are located in destinations from Coomera to Burleigh Waters. Our dental clinics are proudly home to the best dentists nearby, and they welcome appointments from all members of the public.

Book online with one of our Gold Coast dental clinics and see the difference.