Cedar Park general dentist Dr. Dale Williams recommends most people visit our office regularly for Austin dental hygiene appointments. Dental insurance typically covers a visit every six months, although we may suggest an appointment frequency based on your specific oral health needs. If you are overdue for a visit to the dentist, please call us today to schedule a cleaning and examination at our comfortable, luxurious dental office.
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Visiting the Dentist for Dental Hygiene
During these visits our highly trained dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, taking x-rays as needed and using an intraoral camera to allow you to see what’s happening inside of your mouth. Cleanings may be done with our Cavitron® microsonic instrument that comfortably cleans below the gum line to destroy the cell membranes of bacteria and prevent cavities.
Your regularly scheduled visits will also include a thorough examination from Cedar Park general dentist Dr. Williams. Dr. Williams will inspect every area of your mouth including the teeth, gums, tongue, lips, and jaw joint to detect early signs of common oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and TMJ. When detected early on, these things can often be effectively treated through minimally invasive techniques. Alternately, when not detected in time, some oral health issues can lead to chronic pain, the spread of infection and possibly the need for invasive treatments.
Biannual visits are essential for optimal dental health but alone cannot prevent the causes of cavities and gum disease. To prevent oral health issues, you must take proper care of your teeth at home as well.
Your at-home routine should consist of: