Did you know?
Good Oral Hygiene can add 10 years to your life?
Dr. Williams is always welcoming new patients?
We love to meet your friends and family and because we do we offer a $50.00 credit to your account when you refer someone.
Dr. Williams is a third generation dentist?
Dr. Williams’ father and grandfather were dentists in Richmond IN.
One American dies every hour from oral cancer.
We offer the latest technology in early oral cancer detection. Ask for the IDentify oral cancer screening at your next visit.
Keeping good hygiene over your toothbrush may offer health benefits.
Despite traditional wisdom, the ADA states that keeping your toothbrush in a cabinet or using a toothbrush protector actually increases bacteria and therefore should never be done if at all possible. Do not keep lots of brushes in one cup. They will rub together and spread germs. Wash your toothbrush before and after every use. This constitutes holding it under running water and rubbing your thumb over it with force. Do this for five to ten seconds.
Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months and after each cold.
There are numerous medical conditions that can cause damage to tooth structure, including, but not limited to, the following:
- GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Xerostomia (dry mouth) caused by prescription medications, aging, chemo and radiation therapy and Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Tooth damage caused by recreational drug use, such as methadone and/or methamphetamine.
- Side effects of medication prescribed while tooth formation was occuring, such as tetracycline staining.