Many people claim that having a healthy mouth results in a healthier ‘you’ in both body and mind. Feeling confident about the condition of your teeth can have a big impact on your day to day life without you even realising it. Imagine being so self-conscious about your smile that you never felt comfortable having a photograph taken. This might cause you to experience stress or embarrassment.
Some people are so scared about visiting their dental practice that they go years without a check-up. This could lead to them having severe tooth problems later in life, but could also result in gum disease which can cause other problems that affect your general health.
At Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay, your dentist in Mackay will endeavour to do what they can to make sure your mouth remains as healthy as possible. The friendly, supportive staff are on hand throughout every procedure that is undertaken and will be there to answer any questions that you may have.
Healthy teeth, healthy body, healthy mind
People do not always realise how much the condition of their teeth can affect them. Not taking care of your teeth properly can result in all sorts of different problems. Not only can poor oral hygiene lead to cardiovascular diseases and heart attacks or strokes, but it can affect somebody’s social life as well.
The way people speak, the ability to eat properly and without pain, all links to their oral health. If someone has poor oral health, they might find it difficult to eat out at a restaurant or at a friend’s house due to the pain and discomfort they experience. If someone is suffering from continuous toothache, this will take its toll on their emotions as it will soon become frustrating. Some people become withdrawn and will start to speak as little as possible, all of which has an influence on their social well-being.
How often should I be going for a check-up at my dental practice?
As every patient is an individual, it is difficult to say what the ‘right’ amount of time is to have between check-ups. When you visit your practice your tooth professional will be able to advise you on how long you should leave it before returning to the practice for another check-up.
Some people will have to organise a dental appointment once a year, but others may be urged to visit more frequently than this, depending on the condition of your teeth. If you have had implants or another extensive treatment you will probably be expected to attend appointments on a more frequent basis.
Never suffer in silence
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to go and get their teeth checked. There are multiple reasons why people don’t visit the dentist in Mackay, because of phobias or simply a lack of funds. If cost is something you are worried about then you should speak to your dental professional, they will inform you if you are able to receive any public funding towards your appointments or not. All children are generally covered by public funding, and it is important to instil the necessity of going for a check-up from a young age.
Whatever your tooth problem may be, don’t let it affect the rest of your life by ruining your health and social life. Go to your dental practice and get a check-up today.
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