The Importance of Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings

dental careIf you are like the majority of people out there, the last thing you want to do is have to sit in the dentist’s chair in order to get your teeth cleaned. And because of this, you may occasionally skip a year of visiting the dentist to get that special cleaning, but did you know that you are actually supposed to get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months? Although it might seem a bit excessive to visit the dentist this often, there are actual several reasons why you should do so. Read on to learn more about the benefits of visiting your dentist twice a year.

Cuts Down on Cavities
Plaque and tartar build up on your teeth every day, no matter how many times you brush and floss. And although brushing your teeth will help to dramatically reduce the likelihood that you will get cavities on your teeth, getting them professionally cleaned will help take these preventative measures one step further. During your bi-annual dental cleaning, Dr. Scott Tamura will be able to professionally scrape off that plaque and tartar build-up, all while inspecting your teeth for signs and symptoms of cavities.

Catches Problems Before They Get Worse
Your mouth is like the rest of your body— if it is injured and you don’t take care of it, the problem will likely get worse. As one of the biggest reasons why you should get your teeth cleaned every six months, catching any problems before they start or before they get worse will save you further down the line. For instance, if you catch a cavity at the beginning then you may prevent yourself from having to get something like a root canal further down the line.

It is recommended by The American Dental Association for everyone to get their teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist twice a year. If you suffer from dental anxiety and just don’t want to see the dentist or if you have been putting it off, you now know the importance of making sure you visit Dr. Scott Tamura twice a year. To learn more about dental care or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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