Routine care and regular visits to the dentist are vital in maintaining oral and overall health. If you are eating a nutritious diet and limiting the amount of sugar you consume through foods and drinks, brushing after meals, and flossing at least 1x per day, you are giving yourself the advantages you need for healthy teeth and gums. Even though this approach will remove the majority of the plaque that forms inside of your mouth, plaque is a sneaky substance, hiding outside of the reach of your toothbrush and your floss. Over time it will harden into calculus, making it impossible to remove without a professional teeth cleaning. Plaque and calculus work together to destroy your tooth enamel as well as cause a variety of issues for your gums. A professional teeth cleaning will remove any plaque and calculus that you are unable to reach between teeth or at the gum line, giving you a fresh start on your oral health.
A comprehensive teeth cleaning includes a physical checkup of both your teeth and gums, x-rays, an analysis of your bite as well as screening for oral cancer. It is important to assess how much, if any, damage plaque and calculus have caused to your teeth and gums. If you are showing any symptoms, however subtle, of gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) it is essential to address it as soon as possible before it can progress to the more advanced stage of periodontitis. In most cases gingivitis can be reversed with a simple teeth cleaning. Your dentist may determine that a second cleaning is needed to remove all of the plaque and calculus. Once removal of plaque and calculus has been achieved, it is equivalent to hitting the reset button on the health of your teeth and gums. Getting a cleaning twice yearly, along with your full dental exam, is the best way to stop both tooth decay and gum disease in their tracks.
What are people saying?
“High quality dental services coupled with caring, attentive dentists, assistants, hygienists, and front office personnel. You will not find a better experience for all your dental needs from the moment you walk in the front door. I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Williams Family Dentistry! They deserve 10 stars!”
“Williams Family Dentistry has provided outstanding service! They genuinely care about you and providing the best care. As a young adult with my own insurance having to choose my care providers for the first time I couldn’t have made a better choice. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do, and I will continue to come here for as long as I live in College Station!”
“This dental group is outstanding! They are professional and very inviting! Dental work can be scary stuff! I know it was for me, but they eased all my tension and I felt valued and very comfortable instantly after talking with this dental family. They are phenomenal and I recommend everyone go here! They do fantastic work and have given my mouth a complete makeover in very little time with no pain afterward! Amazing group! Friendly and do outstanding work! Very impressive!!!”
1511 Emerald Plaza
College Station, TX
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm