Knoxville General Dentistry
Our dentists offer a wide range of popular dental procedures. Find out how we can help you.
Knoxville Cosmetic Dentistry
At Knoxville Dental Center, we have the top cosmetic dentists in Knoxville. They specialize in giving you the smile you've always wanted.
Dental Implant Restoration
The dentists at Knoxville Dental Center are trained in dental implant restoration. They can help you enjoy your dental implants for years to come.
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Give us a call to schedule an appointment at your convenience, even on Saturdays!
Keep Your Smile Healthy.
Depending on your oral health status, our dentists may recommend a fluoride treatment every three, six, or twelve months. More treatments may be recommended if you are at a moderate to high risk of developing cavities. These measures may include over-the-counter or prescription products such as fluoride mouth rinses, gels or antibacterial rinses. Look for products with the American Dental Association seal of approval. Products with this seal have been examined by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and have met safety effectiveness.
Plaque... One Factor Of Gum Disease
If plaque is not removed, it can cause your gums (gingivae) to pull away from your teeth, forming pockets in which more bacteria can collect. Plaque that is not removed also harden into calculus along and under your gums. The pockets and hard calculus make it difficult to remove plaque without the help from a dentist, and periodontal disease can soon develop. If left untreated, periodontal disease can damage the tissues that support your teeth, even the bone. Dr. Williams, at the Knoxville Dental Center, wants you to keep in mind that your daily oral health routine and professional dental care are more than just taking care of your teeth. They are important steps in taking care of your overall health.
The need for Fluoride Treatments
If you, or a family member, are at a moderate-to-high risk of developing dental cavities, a professional fluoride treatment can help.
The fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinses that may be available in a store or at a pharmacy. Professional fluoride treatments generally take just a few minutes. The fluoride may be in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or it is used as a rinse or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes. Ask Dr. Williams if a you could benefit from a treatment at your next cleaning appointment.