Regular dental check-ups are a preventative measure that contributes to better oral health outcomes for patient. Regular check-ups allow dental professionals to provide on-going preventative advice; such as dietary advice, smoking cessation, education and review of any signs and symptoms of oral disease.
Regular check-ups should begin in early childhood, within 6 months of the first tooth erupting or by the child’s first birthday. Early intervention and prevention will greatly reduce a child’s risk of future oral disease.
Did you know?
Dental check-ups are key to prevention and early detection of oral health conditions
Almost half of Australian children have not had their first dental visit by their 5th birthday
Approximately one-quarter of children and young people have not had a check-up in the past 12 months
Almost half of all adults have not had a check-up in the past 12 months