For most people, visiting the dentist is setting up an appointment every six months. Usually, these meetings are for regular evaluations and cleaning. Twice yearly schedules are enough to determine if there are problems with oral health and for treatment to minor issues. It is much easier to monitor certain conditions when the professional understands your oral health history.
Many health conditions are sneaky – you never know you have them until they worsen. These conditions often cause discomfort, and one of them is gum disease. Surprisingly, many people around the world have gum disease. According to the World Health Organisation, about 10 per cent of the world’s population has this problem. Meanwhile, 22.9 per cent of Australians have either severe or moderate gum disease.