Having a regular dental check-up as part of your dental health routine is the key to establishing good oral hygiene throughout your life. But, have you ever thought about the fact that regular dental check-ups could actually help save you money as well?
The Benefits of Regular Dental Check-Ups
Detecting More Serious Illnesses
Regular dental check-ups are important to your overall health in many ways. They can help you detect more serious illnesses and conditions as early as possible. At each appointment, Dr Olstein or one of our experienced dentists will always check for cavities and decay. By doing so, we can treat your teeth before infection from cavities spreads, or before infection progresses to a more serious stage. If left untreated, cavities can even necessitate a root canal or extraction.
At your regular check-up, we also run a screening that checks for early signs of oral cancer or gum disease. Because most types of oral cancer usually aren’t discovered until the later stages, screenings like this can be integral in pre-emptively treating oral cancers and saving you a lot of time and money in the future.
Eliminate Bad Habits
Without even knowing it, people can often develop bad habits that can have a negative impact on their overall health. Grinding your teeth, biting your nails, and clenching your jaw are all habits that can lead to wear and tear on your teeth if not eliminated early enough. Similarly, coffee, red wine and smoking can stain your teeth if your dental care is lax.
Dr Olstein can check for damage that you may not have noticed yourself, often caused by these prolonged habits. By checking your oral health, dentists can help you become aware of bad dental habits and inform you of how you can avoid them in the future.
Instil Good Dental Habits in Your Children
Creating a good dental health care routine for your children is the key to establishing healthy teeth and gums for the rest of their lives. The first thing that organising regular dentist appointments for your children can help with is establishing a good relationship with your dentist. Dr Olstein and our experienced team are passionate about ensuring that you and your children receive consistent and up to date oral care throughout your life.
We also know that anxiety around visiting the dentist is a real thing for many of our patients. It is for this reason that we pride ourselves on our welcoming and friendly team, who are passionate about making all our patients feel as comfortable as possible.
Save Money in The Long Run
Regular dental check-ups can help you detect potential dental and general health concerns early on. This allows you to take pre-emptive action to fix these issues, before they require more intense and much more expensive treatment.
With dental check-up costs being minimal compared to many other things that you’ll buy in your life, it’s important to think of your dental care as an investment. Most people have regular check-ups with their doctors and routine blood tests to check for any illness or abnormalities, so why not do the same when it comes to your dental health?
If you think about it in this way, it’s going to be a lot cheaper to pay for a regular appointment with Dr Olstein than it will be paying for the root canal and crowns you need as a result of cavities that were never attended to.
What to Expect During a Dental Check-Up
Dr Olstein and our friendly team pride themselves on ensuring that all visitors feeling warm and welcome at our Prahran clinic. Regular dental check-ups allow us to clean and look at your teeth to assess their condition and ensure you leave with a healthy smile.
The first step of a check-up involves an oral examination, where we will investigate your teeth and gums for signs of any dental diseases. At our clinic, we clean your teeth using an ultrasonic dental instrument that removes any build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth.
If Dr Olstein suspects that there may be any problems with your teeth or gums, we may need to take an X-ray as well. These are painless and usually take just a few seconds. After this, Dr Olstein or one of our friendly staff members will recommend a treatment plan specific to your needs, if you need any further dental work.
To organise your next dental check-up and avoid any long-term dental problems, simply book online today. Or, contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be able to help with any questions or queries you may have. Remember, regular check-ups are an investment in a happy smile for life.