6 monthly check-ups are recommended in order to maintain good oral hygiene and detect and treat problems as they arise to prevent minor problems from becoming larger ones. The quicker a problem is detected and treated, the more successful the treatment will be and the less likely the problem will require more invasive and more expensive treatment. An oral examination will also help detect other problems such as sleep disorders and bruxism (excessive clenching or grinding).
When a cavity is detected, it is crucial that this is treated as soon as possible even if it isn’t bothering you. If left untreated, over time, this cavity is likely to become larger and deeper, requiring a larger filling, Root Canal Treatment, a crown or tooth extraction. In many cases, this type of treatment can be avoided.
Your teeth are so important as they:
- Allow us to chew and digest food
- Let us talk and pronounce words
- Keeps your jawbone strong
- Help to give our face shape
A healthy smile can be your greatest asset. This is why it’s so important to give your teeth the best care possible.