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Good oral hygiene involves more than brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing in the evening. While this will certainly go a long way toward removing food material and plaque buildup, there are also several aspects to maintaining good oral health that require professional attention.

To that end, the American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup twice each year. Here at Cory Williams, DDS, every dental checkup addresses all of the aspects that go into maintaining a healthy mouth.

At the start of the checkup, one of Dr. Cory Williams’s hygienists will perform a thorough dental cleaning. This is designed to use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and polish away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Dr. Cory Williams will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any tooth decay or gum disease issues, he will present you with treatment options. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment or dental sealants to protect your teeth from tooth decay. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is also a good time to ask them.

Dr. Cory Williams will perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve examining your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Wilmington, North Carolina, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 910-763-1072 to schedule an appointment at Cory Williams, DDS.