Our Geelong general dentistry services pay off

September 1, 2017

How often are you visiting the dentist for a check-up? Every six months? Once a year? Only when you have problems with your teeth? Never? Please don’t let the answer be never! Regular examinations are the most fundamental and arguably most important of the general dentistry at our Geelong clinic.

Our records show that patients who schedule regular check-ups at our dental clinic have fewer extractions and fewer fillings, and studies reveal dentists across the country report similar findings. The results are in: People who see their dentist regularly have far fewer problems with their teeth than those who don’t undergo regular examinations.

At Dentistry of Excellence we cannot emphasise enough the need for regular checks-up. The old saying “prevention is better than the cure” certainly rings true in our profession and we doubt there’s anybody who has suffered a toothache, abscess or other dental problem who doesn’t wish they’d paid more attention to their oral hygiene and made regular trips to the dentist.

It doesn’t matter how diligent you are with your brushing and flossing, a visit to the dentist at least once a year is a worthwhile investment of your time. If, however, you’re pregnant, suffer from diabetes, smoke, have a compromised immune system, a liking for sweet foods or are prone to mouth infections you should perhaps call on our Geelong general dentistry services a couple of times a year.

And remember, a visit to the dental clinic isn’t just about your dentist finding and filling cavities and extracting teeth. Dentists have your overall health in mind when examining you and there are many recorded instances of dentists identifying early stages of diseases in their clients during routine examinations, including oral and throat cancers.

There’s no reason why your teeth won’t last your lifetime if you take proper care of them and schedule regular visits to the dentist for check-ups. Make sure you contact Dentistry of Excellence and make use of the wide range of general dentistry services at our Geelong clinic.