Keep Your Smile Bright & Healthy
Preventive Dentistry in Festus
At Williamson Dental, our team of experienced Festus dentists can treat patients of all ages with preventive dentistry. Schedule your next bi-annual cleaning and oral exam with Williamson Dental today!
- Save Time & Money- Regular dental visits are usually covered by insurance. Even if you don’t have insurance coverage, preventive care is affordable and helps you avoid more costly visits for issues like gum disease and cavities.
- Avoid Tooth Decay- When you come in regularly for oral exams and teeth cleanings, we will remove plaque and tartar to keep tooth decay at bay.
- Catch Major Issues Early- We will also check for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer, and offer honest advice if any issues are found.
- Informative, Patient-Focused Prevention- Our goal is to educate you about your oral health and provide you with the information you need to take better care of your teeth and gums.
Gentle, Thorough Visits
Teeth Cleaning & Oral Exams
The American Dental Association recommends that you come in for an oral exam and cleaning every six months. Coming to see your dentist regularly helps ensure that your mouth looks and feels its best. It also allows us to identify oral health issues early and provide you with the care you need to resolve them. An oral cancer screening is part of every oral exam at our office. Regular oral cancer screenings will give you peace of mind and ensure that any potential issues are found early. Schedule your next visit our Festus or Columbia dental office today to make sure your smile stays bright and healthy.
Reverse Minor Decay
Fluoride has the unique ability to remineralize slightly decayed teeth by attracting minerals like calcium and phosphate to your enamel. After treatment, your teeth will absorb these minerals, which will help strengthen the outer layers of your teeth and help prevent cavities. Fluoride can even help reverse “soft spots” of weakened enamel, which are the first stage of tooth decay.
Prevent Future Damage
Dental sealants consist of a transparent, strong dental resin which is applied to your back teeth after a cleaning. This resin is hardened with a UV light, and turned into a durable barrier that will cover and protect your teeth. This sealant creates an impenetrable barrier against oral bacteria and acid, effectively preventing tooth decay. When properly applied, sealants can protect against cavities for up to 10 years.