Almost half of the Australian population receive regular check-ups from their dentist. While it’s pleasing to know that a substantial number of Australians see the importance of a healthy mouth, it still means that at least half of them don’t.
Seeing a dentist at least twice a year is essential for the health of your teeth and gums, but not nearly enough people are doing it. One in six Australians is fearful or experiences anxiety at dental appointments, while others just aren’t getting around to it. It’s crucial that you buck the trend and book in for a twice-annual appointment. Below are five of the many reasons why it’s a good idea.
- Small issues may not turn into big ones
People who delay their dental visits can often find that a once-preventable problem is now substantially bigger. During a twice-annual appointment, your dentist not only looks out for cavities and decay but gives your teeth a thorough clean before pointing out potential issues in the future. By doing so, they are giving you the opportunity to take action sooner rather than later.