Why should I see the dentist regularly?
The best treatment is no treatment and when we are able to detect early signs of trouble, preventative measures are more likely to be successful. Along with a cleaning to remove plaque that may not be removed with brushing or flossing, we screen for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer at every exam. An oral cancer screening is the most important part of a regular check up. Dr. Tanner has detected oral cancer in two patients who have been treated successfully. Early detection results in the best outcomes for overall health and well-being.