Some people visit a dentist twice a year. However, some people find it difficult to stick to bi-yearly teeth check-ups and end up going only once a year. Some people rarely go and only visit the dentist when they feel there is a problem. So what do you do? Which is better?

Unsurprisingly, studies revealed that patients who visited the dentist regularly had teeth which were in much better shape compared to those who didn’t visit the dentist as often. They also discovered that a gap of more than a year between dental visits could result in a host of oral problems. This was especially true for patients who are at risk of developing oral tumours.

Due to the nature of problems that can occur in the mouth, most dental problems don’t cause any pain or discomfort until it is a bigger issue. With regular check-ups, a good dentist is able to detect any problems that may be starting, by catching these issues early they can then be addressed accordingly, before becoming a bigger problem. This will save you money in the long run and prevent more complex dental treatments from being needed.

So if your goal is to maintain your teeth and smile for life, regular 6 monthly visits to the dentist for a check-up and clean is paramount. It may cost more in the short term but long term it will save you money and your teeth!


What We Do

At My Dentist at Cannon Hill, regular check-up and clean appointments consist of a full and thorough examination and evaluation of your oral health, including:

  1. an assessment of your medical and lifestyle risk
  2. an assessment of your oral hygiene
  3. examination of your jaw muscles and joints
  4. examination of your cheeks, tongue, lips and gums for signs of oral cancer
  5. examination of your teeth, assessment of their integrity, existing restorations, signs of decay (caries), tooth wear
  6. assessment of the overall appearance and colour of your teeth
  7. assessment of your gum health and of the appearance of your gums

If you think your teeth are important and want to maintain your teeth and smile, contact My Dentist at Cannon Hill. We are focused on being your oral health care provider and will partner with you to achieve your teeth goals. We’re accredited with the Australian Dental Association and QIP, and offer some of the latest dental technologies to make your visit as pleasant as possible. We practice strict infection control procedures and are trained to deal with patients suffering from dental anxiety.

From general and preventive dentistry, to paediatric and cosmetic dentistry, you will find it all at our practice. We also offer professional smile makeovers making us the cosmetic dentist you can count on.

So if you’re looking for a quality caring local dentist near Murarrie, Morningside, Carina, Carina Heights, Tingalpa, Hemmant, Belmont, Balmoral, Hawthorne, Bulimba, Carindale, Seven Hills and Camp Hill, drop by and come in for a chat. Our caring and compassionate approach to dentistry will leave your teeth feeling great and your smile looking great! Contact us on 07 3902 1023 for further information or book an appointment online today.