The Importance and Benefits of Regular Dental Check Ups
Checkups are an essential part of preventive dentistry, allowing you to keep your teeth clean and healthy much longer. For this reason, we recommend dental check-ups every six (6) months.
Some advantages of regular dental checkups include:
- Regular dental care and cleaning can keep away gum disease.
- Being seen for regular dental hygiene visits can prevent halitosis (bad breath)
- Dental checkups can help you keep your teeth healthier longer, which may prevent cavities and tooth loss.
About Our Dental Check-Ups
At our dental spa, you will be met with friendliness and an upbeat disposition each time you visit our office. The dental check-up process itself is seamless, involving a detailed examination of your teeth to check for dental concerns such as simple chips, cavities and signs of periodontal disease. This may or also involve radiographic and photographic records as necessary and as prescribed by the dentist to be able to diagnose conditions otherwise difficult to detect.
If you have not had your teeth cleaned in 6 months or less, a good scale, polish and clean may also be part of your dental hygiene and check up visit. Your visit will conclude with a diagnosis on the current condition of your oral health and oral hygiene recommendations on brushing and flossing practices as well as diet recommendations and any relevant information about taking care of your current dentition, existing fillings or dental prosthesis or options for replacement of missing – if applicable.
While regular dental check ups and hygiene visits are important, we understand your time is valuable so we aim to limit waiting time by offering online scheduling so you can choose a day and time that fits your schedule without having to call our office. Once your arrive for your visit, the visits can take up to 60 minutes.
Common Questions About Dental Check-Ups
Q: How can you detect problems and disorders through just a simple checkup?
A: By using photographic and radiographic records, as well as a thorough extraoral and intraoral clinical examination we will thoroughly examine not only your teeth and gums but also other soft tissues such as the neck, throat, tongue, palate and face and perform screens for any abnormalities and diseases such as Oral Cancer or TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disease).
Q: I haven’t had a dental check up in a while. What should I expect?
A: If you took good care of your teeth and have kept up with your six monthly dental check-ups, then your teeth should be in great shape and may only need a good cleaning. If it’s been a while, we may also need to update your x-rays or radiographs and check everything is holding well.
Q: Can I get cosmetic dentistry services even if nothing is wrong with my teeth?
A: Cosmetic dentistry can address issues that concern aesthetics and not necessarily unhealthy teeth, therefore the answer is yes. We will always give you all the options including the pros and cons for each option and we will support your choice once you understand the pros and cons for each option or procedure.*
Q: How often should I return for a new checkup?
A: In order to ensure optimal oral health maintenance for the rest of your life, we encourage your active maintenance appointments or your regular dental check-up and cleans to be booked at least once every 6 months, depending on your age and the general condition of your oral health. In cases or periodontal disease, we may recommend 3 to 4 monthly visits.
Scheduling Your Free Smile Assessment
If you are ready to take the next step, call 08 6244 0089 and friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Furlan. You can also use our online appointment form below or visit the contact us page of our website.
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.