Why are dental check-ups at the dentist in Mascot so important?

You might not realise it, but every day you use your mouth to eat, chew, bite down, speak and breathe. It is an extraordinary vessel that plays a role in the regular functioning of your body. And, like a car, to keep it in optimal condition, it needs regular servicing. Twice a year is recommended.


You might ask why there is a need to see the dentist in Mascot so frequently? Early diagnosis is the primary answer. Treating dental conditions in their initial stages is typically less complicated than if the conditions were left unchecked.


So what harm can be done to your mouth, teeth and gums in six months? The answer might surprise you and in the future, encourage you to see your dentist more regularly than you do now.


Early Detection Prevents the onslaught of tooth decay


A poor diet can cause the outer layer of your teeth to erode. The state of your teeth can get worse as plaque accumulates and built-up germs cause further damage.


Bi-annual visits to our dental practice, Healthy Smile Centre, help to protect your teeth by spotting early erosion.


Stops plaque build-up


Plaque is the filmy substance which clings to your teeth and gums. Plaque can take on an unsightly yellow colour and, eventually, calcifies into tartar if it is not removed by brushing and flossing.


Plaque contains harmful germs that attack the outer layer of your teeth and can also aggravate and inflame your gums.


If you find that your gums are red, irritated and bleed easily, do not wait for your next appointment, see your dentist in Mascot immediately.


All the above are possible symptoms of gingivitis. Gingivitis can be cured but can steadily worsen if not treated, potentially advancing to periodontitis. Periodontitis can cause irreparable damage such as rapid bone deterioration and tooth loss.


Routine cleans by our oral hygienist will remove germs in the spaces of your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach. At the same time, if necessary, our dental team can administer a deep clean, called scaling and root planing, that removes tartar from your teeth and gums.


Saves you time and money


You might think that seeing the dentist in Mascot every six months is an unnecessary cost, only to have your X-rays taken and your teeth polished.


But would you rather not treat small problems before they become larger ones that are potentially more complicated and time intensive to deal with?


Improves your smile


If you have seen us regularly over the years, chances are we are familiar with your unique mouth. If we see your jaw or teeth shifting over time, we can recommend treatment options to correct any issues we may see or to improve your smile.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.