So again, how many times a year should you be visiting your dentist? On average, twice. When you visit your dentist, he or she does not only glance at your teeth. Dentists are trained to examine your teeth for caries, check your gum for gum disease, detect any abnormality in your soft tissue for oral cancer. All of these are very important as we seldom look thoroughly enough inside our mouths to notice any anomalies until it is too late.
Our Traralgon dentists are also trained to take different types of dental X rays and interpret X rays. X rays are routinely taken at intervals to pick up early symptoms of dental decay, loss of bone, orientation of wisdom teeth eruption, positions of teeth prior to dental implants and braces. Dentist X ray machine are very safe nowadays and there are more benefits than risks of having them as part of your routine dental checkup.
If you are a member of a private health insurance fund with extra covers, very often your dental checkup and clean will have no out of pocket expenses. This will serve as an incentive for members to attend dentists as preventative measure rather than waiting for toothaches.
At Valley Gentle Dental, we are preferred providers for HCF, NIB, Smile.com.au, Defence Health, Australian Unity and Peoplecare. Our Traralgon Dentists encourage our customers to attend twice annually to keep their mouths in tip top condition.