How preventative dental care could save you money in the long run

Maintaining a healthy smile goes beyond your regular brushing and flossing routine that helps to make your teeth look whiter and feel fresh.

Visiting your dentist regularly for check-up and cleans as well as practicing routine oral hygiene habits form the foundation of preventative dental care. This routine care relies on consistency when it comes to oral health care, helping to preserve your smile, but also helping to care for your overall health and well-being.


Preventative dental care can help to reduce the risk of many dental issues including;

Cavity prevention

Preventative dental measures play a key role in cavity prevention. Professional dental cleans remove plaque and tartar that can contribute to tooth decay if left untreated. Additionally, regular check-ups allow dentists to identify early signs of cavities allowing early intervention before becoming more complicated and painful. Incorporating fluoride treatments and dental sealants provided by your dentist help to further strengthen teeth, providing defence against cavities in between your visits.

Gum disease prevention

One of the key benefits of preventative dental care is the effective prevention of gum disease. Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to more severe complications, including tooth loss and systemic health problems. Like many oral health issues, this can be prevented with regular dental cleans to remove plaque and tartar buildup, while your dentist can also identify any early signs, reducing the risk of gum disease and promoting healthier gums.

Overall health

The significance of preventative dental care often extends beyond oral health and has a profound impact on our overall well-being. Last year, Dental health week taught us that the health of our mouth can influence the rest of the body with a range of medical conditions affected by or affecting oral health. Preventing oral health problems through regular check-up and cleans can also contribute to the maintenance of your regular health.


But how are regular check-ups cost effective for me?

Investing in preventative dental care is a cost-effective approach to oral health. Regular check-up and cleans, along with early intervention for potential issues, can help individuals avoid more extensive and expensive dental treatments in the future. Prevention can not only save you money in the long run but can also provide a better chance of a higher quality of life by preserving natural teeth and oral function.


Helpful payment options for you.

We understand that maintaining and improving your oral health can prove to be financially daunting at times. That’s why at Pacific Smiles Dental, we accept a range of payment options to cover your dental check-ups.

  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) – The CDBS provides eligible children up to $1052 in free dental* benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Check your child’s eligibility.
  • Health fund dental extras – No matter which health fund you belong to, you are welcome at Pacific Smiles Dental. Many of the dentists are preferred providers to major health funds including nib, Medibank, ahm, Bupa, HCF and HBF. If you have dental extras, you may be eligible for a no gap dental check-up every 6 months.


By maintaining regular check-ups and professional cleans, you can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems down the track. If it’s been over 6 months since your last check-up, book an appointment today and ensure you are keeping track of oral health.



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