Regular Check-ups

Despite significant efforts invested in preserving oral health, not only in the Republic of Croatia but also worldwide, oral diseases are on the rise. Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. Dental caries (cavities) is the most widespread disease, affecting up to 90 percent of the global population. Besides endangering tooth and oral mucosa health, it also has a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. Up to 90 percent of oral diseases can be prevented. One of the primary goals of every dentist is to raise awareness of the importance of oral health as a crucial factor in overall health. Regular check-ups unquestionably contribute to maintaining oral health and preventing disease development.

Regular check-ups are the most effective way to prevent dental caries and other oral diseases

Prevention is the key to good oral health. Regular dental examinations can prevent problems in the oral cavity before they even arise. They are an essential aspect of maintaining the high, necessary and desired level of oral health.

Prevention is particularly important in childhood. Educating parents and children about the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene from an early age, coupled with regular visits to the dentist, is the primary prerequisite for achieving good oral health. Given the lasting consequences of dental caries and periodontal diseases, as well as the inevitable costs associated with their treatment, it is considered justified to implement preventive measures to prevent diseases at all levels.

Both adults and children should visit the dentist regularly, ideally twice a year, unless the dentist recommends otherwise, as certain oral issues in patients require more frequent monitoring and attention.



Regular check-ups for patients with dental implants and prosthetics


A significant number of patients with dental implants and extensive prosthetic work may believe that after completing their therapy, visits to the dentist are no longer necessary. However, reality is different, as regular check-ups are recommended for such patients to promptly detect any disturbances and to conduct assessments of teeth and implants equipped with prosthetic work. Avoiding dental check-ups for several years significantly increases the likelihood of unexpected changes and inflammations that can jeopardize a tooth or implant.

During a check-up, the dentist will perform a detailed analysis of the condition of the entire oral cavity, including teeth, gums and oral mucosa. This way, problems can be detected at an earlier stage, possibly before the patient experiences subjective symptoms and an appropriate treatment plan can be recommended immediately. In cases where no significant issues are found during the examination, a thorough cleaning of the hard dental tissues is usually performed and patients are always reminded of the basics of oral hygiene, receiving individual instructions and guidance on its maintenance.

Prevention is the most cost-effective way to preserve oral health


It is essential to note that prevention through regular dental check-ups can help reduce the costs of dental care. Early treatment of problems is more cost-effective than the restoration of more significant and advanced dental conditions. Continuous postponement of check-ups leads to a high number of complications that could have been successfully prevented through regular examinations.


Remember, prevention is the most cost-effective way to preserve oral health.