Your Routine Dental Check-Up
Because Smiling Should be for Everyone
While it’s easy to take our smiles for granted, like the rest of our bodies, they need to be well looked after. That means practising good oral hygiene and, you’ve guessed it, making regular visits to the dentist. Unfortunately, a surprising number of people don’t go to the dentist as often as they should and put money and time ahead of their health. It shouldn’t have to be one or the other though. With the right health fund in place, and the right dentist at your side, regular dental check-ups should be both affordable and accessible.
The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups
Everyone knows that you should go to the dentist regularly, but not everyone knows all of the reasons why. More than just checking if you need a filling, the dentist can help with a huge variety of issues, and can greatly improve your overall health:
Prevention rather than cure – dentists can spot the onset of oral problems such as gum disease and decay and offer you preventative treatment to stop them escalating into more serious conditions.
Personalised advice – we all turn to the internet these days to ask for advice, but this can lead to misinformation. Your dentist can offer personalised advice and guidance to ensure your oral health stays on the right track.
Oral cancer detection – while its not something we want to think about, cancer is an extremely serious illness and can progress quickly if undiagnosed. Your dentist is highly trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer, a regular check-up could end up being an appointment that saves your life.
Dental cleaning – even if you think you are an expert at brushing your teeth, you can still miss areas in your mouth. If plaque builds up it can be difficult to remove and will in time erode your teeth and create cavities. Your dentist can remove plaque and tartar before it causes further damage.
Kicking bad habits – while we all know that smoking and drinking coffee isn’t good for our teeth, there are other habits that can harm them too. Your dentist will be able to spot any damage, find the cause and help you change your lifestyle.
Seeing under the surface – you can look in the mirror at your teeth and gums, but there’s no way to know what’s going on under the surface. X-rays can detect issues such as impacted teeth, bone decay and cysts before they become more serious
So What Should You Expect From a Routine Dental Check-Up
When you come to Ambience Dental for a check-up, there are two primary parts to your visit. First the examination, then the cleaning. Your dentist will check for cavities and plaque and carefully examine your gums. Once you have been fully examined and any necessary X-rays have been taken, your teeth can be cleaned. Cleaning involves scaling and polishing your teeth to remove tartar and surface stains.
With each routine dental check-up you can expect the following:
Why Ambience Dental?
Ambience Dental has been firmly planted in the Illawarra region for over 40 years. As a long-standing dental practice, we have treated many generations of the same families and pride ourselves in getting to know our patients and their individual needs.
Our focus is in providing experienced dental care to the community and making treatment as accessible as possible. We have an experienced team of senior dentists with as much as 35 to 40+ years of experience, alongside highly qualified hygienists and dental nurses.
To ensure as many of our patients as possible can access preventative dental care, we offer gap-free dental visits. What that means is that if your private health Insurance pays a full benefit for your general and preventive dental treatment, we won’t charge you a thing. So, if the insurance rebate and the cost of your treatment differ, we’ve got you covered. For non-health fund members, you don’t need to worry about escalating costs either, all our routine visits are capped at $220.00.
When to Book Your Comprehensive Dental Check-Up
Most of us need to visit the dentist for a regular check-up every six months. If you’ve not had an appointment for a while, then it’s not too late to turn things around. Avoiding trips to the dentist could end up costing you both financially and in terms of your overall long-term health. And, with affordable ways to pay for your check-ups at Ambience Dental, there should be nothing standing in your way.
Simply pick up the phone and call us at (02) 4283 3357 to schedule your checkup today or book your appointment online by clicking here. Alternatively, enter your details below and a member of staff will call you right back.