Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Putting Our Patients’ Wellbeing First
At Medina Family Dentistry, Dr. Milewski’s main goal is to keep your mouth healthy so you don’t have to worry about needing to treat pesky oral problems. We’ve found that the best way we can make this happen is by providing our patients with thorough checkups and cleanings every six months. No matter your age, our team is prepared to care for your smile so you can enjoy it for the rest of your life. When you visit our office just twice each year, you can save money on costly dental treatments and spend less time receiving dental work, which is a pretty great investment in your time! If it has been longer than six months since you’ve visited a dentist, be sure to contact our office to schedule your next checkup and cleaning today!
Why Choose Medina Family Dentistry For Checkups & Cleanings?
- Experienced & Caring Dentist
- In-Network Provider With Delta Premier
- Comprehensive Dental Care
What Happens During Your Dental Checkup?
The first part of your appointment will be your checkup. If it has been awhile since you’ve last had dental X-rays taken, we’ll capture some images of your mouth to make sure there aren’t any problems hiding beneath the surface. Dr. Milewski will examine the images and conduct a visual inspection of your mouth in search of any signs of common issues such as gum disease and cavities. Without timely treatment, these problems can become more severe and eventually cause permanent damage to your mouth, which is exactly what we aim to avoid.
The last part of your visit will consist of a quick oral cancer screening. Dr. Milewski will examine your oral tissues and throat in search of any abnormalities or signs of the disease. The sooner oral cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chances are that it can be successfully treated, which is why he conducts these screenings during each checkup.
What Happens During Your Dental Cleaning?
The final portion of your appointment will be a thorough cleaning, which typically takes about an hour depending on the amount of plaque and tartar buildup. One of our dental hygienists will use special tools such as a dental mirror and a scaler to remove harmful oral substances from your mouth that you weren’t able to reach with a regular toothbrush at home. Lastly, they’ll floss between each of your teeth to remove any food particles and polish your smile using a gritty substance called prophylaxis paste that breaks apart tough stains.
Why are Regular Checkups & Cleanings Important?
Many patients wonder why it’s necessary to visit their dentist in Medina every six months if they’re diligent about brushing and flossing at home. Dr. Milewski equips his office with the latest technology and has extensive knowledge about the oral structure so he can protect his patients’ mouths. Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t put off regular visits to our office:
- Oral cancer detection
- Control plaque and tartar buildup
- Treat gum disease before it’s too late
- Keep bad oral habits from causing damage
- Find hidden problems with X-rays
- Reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency
The best way to enjoy your natural smile for years to come is to keep up with regular preventive care. This means brushing and flossing your teeth at home every day, as well as visiting our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning.