Why you need to visit the dentist every 6 months

While most of us know that we are meant to go to the dentist every six months, many of us tend to try to avoid it, or put it off. This may be because we are too busy, or we don’t feel like we need to go, or even that we are scared to go, but in truth we may well be causing ourselves damage.

One of the reasons people avoid a dental check-up is because "nothing is hurting." However, by the time something is hurting, it is often too late to do anything about it, other than fairly drastic measures such as a root canal or pulling teeth out. More serious conditions can also occur as a result of not taking care of your teeth, including an increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, and a higher chance of having a baby prematurely.

A regular professional dental clean and check-up can help keep your teeth in good condition, prevent the development of more serious problems, and can help to spot potential dangers before they have a chance to develop. One of the most important of these conditions is oral cancer, and simply visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up dramatically increases the chance of this dangerous condition being caught early.

Dental care in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a dentist in the Melbourne CBD, look no further than Melbourne Central Dental. MC Dental provides dental services in Melbourne, offering treatments including dental implant fitting, teeth whitening and sleep dentistry. Book yourself in for a clean and a check-up, or for any other dental procedure, by calling 03 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

Created: 06 November 2014