Regular Dental Check’s: Why They are Important

by | Jun 2, 2021 | General Dental

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It’s important to have regular dental checks to ensure the overall health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will have a chat with you asking about your oral health and if you have had any issues or troubles that you are aware of.

During the dental examination, your dentist will conduct a thorough check of your oral health, including teeth, gums, tongue, neck, jaw, tonsils and more. X-rays may also be used to assess the overall condition of your teeth and detect any underlying issues that are not visible.

Did you know? An oral exam can detect early signs of health issues such as oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. Your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up, and often will polish your teeth and may provide a fluoride treatment.  

It is understandable that visiting a dentist regularly (we recommend every 6 months), isn’t always at the top of the most enjoyable activity of choice, however, it is crucial to your oral and overall health. By having regular dental checks, you are able to help prevent more sinister and costly dental work that may arise in the future by adopting a proactive mindset to your health.

These are the top 10 reasons why it’s important to have a regular dental check:

  1. Oral Cancer Detection
  2. Plaque and tartar removal
  3. Cavity prevention and/or management
  4. Gum disease prevention and/or management
  5. X-rays to check for underlying issues
  6. Stop tooth loss
  7. Enhance your smile
  8. Improve your overall health
  9. Boost your confidence
  10. Save money through preventative practice 

You can see that there are several benefits to having regular dental checks. By being consistent with your visits to the dentist, you become more empowered and confident with each appointment, you are caring for your teeth in the best possible way which in turns creates a positive impact on your overall quality of health to live a healthier and happier life. 

We look forward to caring for you and your health at Withcott Dental.

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been introduced by the federal government to make that task a little easier if you receive benefits such as Family Tax Benefit A payments. The CDBS helps you keep your kids’ teeth in great shape by providing you with up to $1000 that you can use over a two calendar year period on a range of dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, fillings, and root canals.

You can call our clinic on 07 3185 1713 to check your child’s eligibility for CDBS.

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If you’re a veteran, and a holder of a Gold Card or White Card with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), you are eligible to receive treatment from any dentist registered to provide services through the Medicare Benefits Scheme. At Withcott Dental, we are registered to provide services through DVA programs.

Gold Card holders will usually have all their dental treatments funded, provided the dentist establishes a clinical need for the treatment, while white card holders receive services in line with their recognised conditions. Depending on the types of treatment you need, the dentist will either be able to perform the work immediately and without approval from the DVA, or will need to seek approval from the department before proceeding.

So for instance, procedures like dental examinations, X-rays and temporary crowns can be done without delay, while some surgical work, dental implants and artificial tooth replacements known as dental prostheses will have to wait till the DVA provides approval.

The good news is that many general dental treatments don’t require approval.

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