If you’re like most people, you have probably heard that most people should go to the dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and cleans. Even the New Zealand Dental Association makes this recommendation. But if you aren’t experiencing any dental issues, and if you are diligent about taking good care of your oral health with regular brushing and flossing, you might not see the point.
At Avondale Dental Centre, your New Lynn, NZ area general dentist, we concur with the NZDA recommendations. And there are several reasons why.
Save Time and Money
Preventive care is crucial in dentistry—and for good reason. With preventive check-ups, your dentist can identify issues while they are still small. The smaller the dental issue, the less money and time you’ll have to spend treating it.
Have Fewer Dental Emergencies
Often dental emergencies come from patients neglecting their oral health. For example, a tooth that needed a run-of-the-mill filling can become a tooth in need of a root canal if it is not addressed early enough.
Protect Your Overall Oral Health
You need healthy gums to have healthy teeth, and often people have no idea of the status of their gum health. Gum disease is a major reason for tooth loss in adults, and it often occurs with no symptoms until it’s too late to do much about it other than managing it.
We Welcome Your Call to Avondale Dental Centre
Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last check-up, we warmly welcome you to our New Lynn, NZ general dentist Avondale Dental Centre. Rest assured we will not make judgments about the current state of your teeth and gums. Our goal is to help you get your oral health back on track. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental surgery.