If you haven’t heard it from Dr. Scott Tamura then you will at some point: visiting the dentist twice a year is a must. However, if you are notorious for acing your dental cleanings and never have a cavity to worry about, then you might think you can skip out on these bi-annual check-ups. From early detection to preventative care, this article will discuss some of the great benefits of visiting the dentist for a cleaning twice a year.
You may be stellar at brushing and flossing your teeth multiple times a day, but that doesn’t mean that you are in the clear to never get a cavity or develop something like gum disease. In fact, the likelihood that you will get a cavity at least once in your life is fairly high. To help detect problems such as a cavity or gum disease early on, however, you will need to visit Dr. Scott Tamura’s office at least twice a year. By getting to the root of the problem early on, you can prevent a mouthful of pain and sorrow further down the line. During your bi-annual visit with Dr. Scott Tamura, he will not only thoroughly clean your teeth but he will also take x-rays of your teeth, gums, and jaw in order to ensure that everything is in working order.
If you are or were a smoker or tobacco chewer, then you need to visit the dentist twice a year not just to have a dental cleaning but to also look for things like oral cancer. By catching the oral cancer early on, you can help to save your life and the spread of this harmful disease. During your bi-annual screening with Dr. Scott Tamura, he will look in your mouth for signs of oral cancer such as lumps in your throat and sores across your mouth.
To learn more about the benefits of preventative dental care or to schedule an appointment for your next cleaning, contact Dr. Scott Tamura’s office today!