Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and if it’s unattractive, you might get turned off before you even say hello. So if you’re serious about making a positive impression on others, you need to make sure you’re taking good care of your smile!

But this is not the primary reason you need to visit your dentist…

The problem with brushing and flossing is that it’s a one-off, stop-gap solution to gum disease. It’s not the most effective way to prevent gum disease and keep your teeth healthy.

Your dentist will provide you with a much more thorough service that can help avoid expensive dental treatments before they occur, which could also have long term implications on your health.

The 6 most common reasons you should visit a dentist regularly…

1. To keep your teeth healthy
Your dentist won’t only check your teeth, but also provide you with the right advice to keep your teeth healthy, such as whether you need to floss more, brush harder or softer in certain areas of your mouth, and so on.

2. To prevent tooth decay.
Your dentist will provide an examination as well as flouride treatment, to keep your teeth in top shape.

3. To detect and treat cavities. 
You usually cannot detect a cavity yourself until your mouth starts hurting, and by that stage the damage is done. Your dentist will be able to detect cavities and fractures before it becomes a real problem, and provide a solution before it becomes a costly problem.

4. To ensure you get the best bite possible.
Ensuring your bite is right is important, to ensure your teeth wear correctly and they don’t cause you any further major issues.

5. To help you avoid headaches.
Believe it or not, a primary course of headaches can be caused by your teeth or jaw. Getting the treatment early can ensure a resolution before it creates a far worse problem affecting your health.

6. To save money. 
Just like getting your car services regularly, a treatment to the dentist regularly ensures that you are less likely to have any major issues in the near future or later on in life. Major dental services can be painful to both your mouth and tour wallet, so a regular checkup is a good way of preventing these problems from occurring. Most of your dental visits can be claimed under private health, costing you very little or nothing at all upon your visit.

If you haven’t been to your dentist in a while, maybe it’s about time you book in.
Many people leave it for so long that they feel embarrassed, but ultimately your dentist would prefer you go rather than having major dental treatment later on, and you’ll thank your health that you went.

Contact Bright Smiles at Currimundi or Brightwater at Mountain Creek and book your appointment with our friendly team today.