Oral health has a massive impact on overall health and happiness so it is vital to get regular check ups.
"Oral conditions have an impact on overall health and disease," Marketplace Dental Centre principal dentist John Xu said.
"Bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body when the immune system has been compromised by disease or medical treatments."
"Systemic conditions and their treatment are also known to impact on oral health.
"Recognition that oral health and general health are interlinked is essential for determining appropriate oral health care."
Dental Health Week (August 4 to 10) aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health.
Studies have shown an alarming 65 per cent of Australians haven't seen a dentist in the past two years while 50 per cent only brush their teeth once a day.
Visiting a dentist regularly is important to help stop issues before they start, don't wait until you're in pain to go.
"Decay usually begins in areas where it is hard to see," Dr Xu said.
"It progresses through layers of teeth before it reaches the nerve.
"Most people do not feel anything until it gets close to the nerve.
"Detecting and treating tooth decay early can spare you added discomfort and expense."
While prevention is better than correction the Marketplace Dental Centre can help fix almost any issue.
Both Dr Louise Chew and Dr John Xu have extensive training and experience in oral surgery (wisdom tooth removal) and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry (veneers, crowns, implant restorations).
Dr Brownwyn Brown has a bubbly personality and is enthusiastic about dentistry. With a postgraduate degree in paediatric dentistry and many years of experience she particularly enjoys working with children.
Dr Simrat Hayer is known for her gentle approach. She is passionate about orthodontics - Invisalign (the clear alternative to braces) and conventional braces.
She believes early intervention is important as it can save time and cost in the future.
More than 15,000 people have had their teeth cleaned, fixed or examined by the team at Marketplace Dental Centre since they opened.
Principal dentists John Xu and Louise Chew lead the team of four dentists and eight supporting staff.
"Marketplace Dental is dedicated to the patients of Wagga and the Riverina, providing high-quality dental care for more than a decade," Dr Chew said.
"Our team of highly-trained staff and experienced dentists are invested and immersed in the Wagga community."