While brushing and flossing at home is extremely important, it’s not enough to keep your smile healthy. If you want to avoid cavities, gum disease, and other harmful conditions, it’s essential to visit our practice for a cleaning and checkup at least twice a year.
During these visits, Dr. Stroumpos will examine your entire mouth to determine if you have any oral health issues that need to be addressed. One of our hygienists will also clean and polish your teeth to help your smile sparkle like never before. Learn more about all the services we provide during a dental cleaning.
Preventive Dental Care
Preventive dentistry is about keeping your entire mouth healthy to prevent dental issues from occurring — this allows you to enjoy optimal health while also saving time and money over the long-term. Dental cleanings are a crucial part of preventive dentistry and should be scheduled approximately every six months, unless Dr. Stroumpos recommends more frequent visits.
When you visit us for a cleaning, our hygienist will use special dental tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. These tools are designed to clean places that your toothbrush doesn’t reach, preventing the spread of decay and helping to protect you from cavities.
Once your teeth are fresh and clean, Dr. Stroumpos will perform a thorough examination to determine if you have any issues that require treatment. In the event that you do, he’ll develop a customized treatment plan that can restore your smile to full health.
As part of your regular checkups, we’ll take x-rays of your mouth at least once a year to check for issues that can’t be detected with the naked eye. These provide Dr. Stroumpos with high-quality images of your teeth, gums, and jaw, allowing him to get a clear picture of your oral health and plan your treatment accordingly.
Oral Cancer Screenings
One of the most important parts of a dental checkup is an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is a deadly disease that kills nearly 10,000 people in the U.S. every year. A primary reason for this is that the condition often remains undetected until it’s too late.
That’s why Dr. Stroumpos and our team include an oral cancer screening as part of our routine dental exam. By monitoring your mouth for signs of the disease on an ongoing basis, we can ensure it never has enough time to spread beyond control.
Home Care Tips
Depending on the condition of your teeth, Dr. Stroumpos may advise you to practice better oral hygiene at home. He may even recommend certain dental products, such as an electric toothbrush or a particular brand of mouthwash. It’s important to listen to his advice and follow it to the best of your abilities if you want your smile to stay healthy.
We especially emphasize education and home care advice with our younger patients. When your child visits us for a cleaning, we’ll show them how to brush and floss properly in addition to teaching them about oral health conditions and demonstrating why it’s important to prevent them.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you want your smile to stay healthy for many years to come, don’t forget to schedule regular dental cleanings with Dr. Stroumpos and our team. We’ll provide everything you need to ensure you can smile with confidence.
Call one of our convenient locations in Webster or Dickinson to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stroumpos. Rest assured, you can trust our team to protect your smile.