At the office of Greenwich Smiles, we understand the best way to maintain oral health is through preventive care. This includes maintaining proper oral hygiene and healthy habits such as regular brushing, flossing and avoiding sugary foods. Another essential component in helping you achieve optimal oral health is regular dental checkups.
A regular checkup at our practice normally begins with a full oral examination, where we perform a careful check of your mouth. This will help us identify any concerns such as tooth decay, cavities, or periodontal disease. These issues can often be treated easily if they are detected in their early stages. Sometimes, we may not be able to see everything with the naked eye. To ensure that no underlying issues are left out from being detected, we make use of digital X-rays. Digital X-rays emit up to fifty percent less radiation than traditional X-rays and also provide more detailed images which help us with a diagnosis.
Your dental examination includes a comprehensive oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is a life-threatening disease. People who smoke or consume tobacco have been found to be at a higher risk of developing this problem. If detected in its early stages, the disease is usually treatable.
Another important part of your regular dental checkup is a professional teeth cleaning, also known as prophylaxis. This is done by our extremely skilled dental hygienists using special dental instruments that clean out plaque, bacteria and food deposits from those areas of the mouth that your floss and toothbrush cannot reach.
At Greenwich Smiles, we take every step to ensure that your visits to our office are productive, efficient and comfortable. To schedule your regular dental checkup with us, please give us a call at (203) 542-9333.