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Skipping Dental Check-Ups? Learn the Potential Risks

January 21, 2021
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Some people believe that if they don’t have a toothache or notice any oral health changes, it’s okay to skip their regular preventive dental exams. Doing so can cost you your smile, and—in some cases—even compromise your physical health and wellness.

Some people also think they can spot a cavity on their own if they look hard enough. Unfortunately, cavities can start very small, below the gum line or even between teeth.

Your dentist in Katoomba wants you to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, and part of that means visiting your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleans.

Why Brushing and Flossing Alone Are Not Enough

If you brush and floss daily—or even two or three times daily—it may not be enough to get rid of stubborn tartar and hard-to-reach bacteria. When these things are left behind, it leads to tooth decay, and you are also more susceptible to gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to gum disease, threatening your teeth and body wellness, posing risks to your heart and more.  

Regular check-ups allow your dentist to find a small cavity before it turns into a larger area of decay that threatens the stability of your tooth. Preventive exams may lower your risks for dental emergencies, including root infections that require root canal treatment.

Part of preventive dentistry includes professional teeth cleans in Katoomba. This service removes all the things that contribute to poor oral health and may lower your risks for gingivitis, periodontal disease, cavities and dental infections.

We Invite You to Arrange a Preventive Dental Exam in Katoomba

If you have skipped your last dental exam or have not visited the dentist in a while, we encourage you to contact our dental clinic today to reestablish care. Your ongoing oral health depends on it!

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In accordance with recent ADA recommendations, we are operating at Level 1 restrictions. We can continue seeing patients for all routine treatments, including checkups and cleans. We will continue to screen patients before seeing our dentists, and any patient that is suspected of having COVID-19 will not be able to be treated. This protocol will be in place until at least the 31st May 2020. If you have any questions, please call us.