How regular preventative dental check-ups could save you money in the future
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.
Reduce your risk of more complicated dental issues with preventative dental care
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.
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.
The cost-effective reason for investing in preventative dental care
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 you 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 your natural teeth and oral function.
Keep on top of regular check-ups with payment options that can help you.
We understand that maintaining and improving your oral health can be financially daunting at times. That’s why our centres accept payments covered by the CDBS for eligible patients* and offer 100% back+ on dental check-ups for eligible nib members.
- 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 – If you have dental extras with nib, you may be eligible for 100% back on dental check-ups+.
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.
*Free when services covered by the Commonwealth Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule are bulk billed by participating Practitioners for treatments provided to eligible patients.
+Payment by nib of dental benefits is subject to serving relevant waiting periods, annual limits and service limits. 100% Back only for nib customers with policies which provide no gap and have sufficient benefits remaining. Check your cover at nib.com.au or call 13 14 63. The dental check-up includes examination (011, 012), scale and clean (114) or removal of plaque (111), fluoride (121) and bite-wing or periapical x-rays (022, maximum of 2 per year) as deemed necessary and appropriate in the clinical opinion of the dentist (dentures not included). The services provided will be deducted from your annual limits and/or service limits. 100% back dental excludes DentalPass members and is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or government scheme, nor substitutable or redeemable for cash.