Many people think that just because they frequently brush and floss their teeth, then there is little point in keeping a regular appointment with their dentist. Needless to say, this is just plain wrong.
What many people don’t realize is that there is so much more to oral health than observing proper dental habits.
Practicing proper dental habits such as brushing with fluoride-based toothpaste, frequently flossing, and rinsing with dentist recommended mouthwash, of course, plays a central role in keeping your mouth healthy.
Still, there are many oral health issues, especially while at their earliest stages, that only your dentist Bondi can detect.
Skipping on a dental appointment or two can easily spell the difference between optimal oral health and the need to undergo complicated and invasive dental procedures.
Dental checkup is so much more than the careful and methodical detection of dental decay and periodontal disease. Apart from cavities, your dentist also examines your teeth for signs of acid erosion and abnormal wear. Additionally, it is only professional cleaning that truly removes plaque and tartar buildup from hard-to-reach corners of your teeth, which, if left untreated, causes chronic gum disease.
During dental checkup, your dentist, perhaps most importantly, screens for early signs of oral cancer. Every year, an average of three Australians is diagnosed with oral cancer. The good news is, when diagnosed early enough, the survival rate of oral cancer is at 90%.
Also, once it is determined that there is a need for a far more comprehensive evaluation of your oral health status, your dentist will take the necessary dental photos and x-rays to further inspect your teeth and gums. Your dentist will also check your joints for signs of TMJ dysfunction.
For comprehensive and high-quality dental checkup, get in touch with your Dentist Bondi. Housing a team of dental experts who have a collective experience of over 60 years in all aspects of modern dentistry, Bondi Dental has provided the local Bondi community and its neighboring areas with 30 years worth of world-class dental care.