Relationship-driven dentistry

Costa + Williams Dental Health Care offers a welcome change from impersonal, high-volume clinics. Here, we place the human element of dentistry front and center, allowing you to relax and enjoy your experience. We schedule only a certain number of patients each day, so there is always enough time to answer your questions, explain your treatment in detail, and empower you with the information you need to make thoughtful, well-considered decisions about your care.

The secret to maintaining a healthier and happier smile

Dental cleanings and checkups are essential to your oral health. They’re a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but they’re also crucial for helping you avoid any cavities or tooth pain down the road. Therefore, we make the process painless and easy for you. So, what exactly are cleanings and checkups?

A dental cleaning is a procedure where one of our highly skilled hygienists removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth, and this helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. After the cleaning, we’ll floss and polish your teeth to make them shine.

A checkup ensures everything is going smoothly with your oral health overall. This is determined by looking closely at your gums and teeth for signs of decay, gingivitis, or periodontal disease. We look at your X-rays for signs of decay or infection inside the teeth and bone. In addition, we check out the fit and function of your bite, track the wear patterns on your teeth, and perform an oral cancer screening at each checkup.

During the appointment, we’ll also give you feedback about improving your brushing technique and determine if you have any other areas of concern. If we notice something that needs additional care, we’ll tell you immediately so you can start planning for it.

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What you don't know can hurt you

When it comes to your oral health, you don’t want to take any chances. And while you may be sure that your teeth are acceptable, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

The best way to know if you need a checkup is to schedule an appointment with our office for a dental cleaning in Charleston, SC. We can tell if there are any signs of damage or decay.

Then we will work with you on what steps you can take to prevent further problems from occurring.

Even if you brush your teeth every day, one of our professionals will still need to clean them. The reason is simple: Toothbrushes can’t get into the nooks and crannies of your teeth—and that is where most bacteria live.

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If you have any of these symptoms,it's time to give us a call:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away after brushing or flossing
  • Tooth pain that gets worse when eating or drinking
  • Significant color changes in your teeth or gums

Don't wait. Just come in today.

We get it. You’re busy, you have a life, and you need to ensure you’re eating right, getting enough sleep, and taking care of yourself before you can worry about cleaning your teeth. But here’s the thing. Neglecting your dental health will only lead to a disaster. It might not seem like a big deal at first, but if you don’t start now, it will only get worse!

Many people don’t realize it, but your teeth are constantly at risk. Even if you’re brushing twice daily, you could still be at risk for cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. We recommend coming in for a cleaning and checkup at least every six months. Some exceptions would require you to come in more often, depending on your age, existing oral health problems, recent oral surgeries or procedures, and other risk factors, such as diabetes.

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Reap the benefits

We are not exaggerating when we say that checkups and cleanings are essential to oral health. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are good ways to keep your teeth clean, but they aren’t enough to maintain optimal oral health. The only way to be sure you’re doing everything possible for your smile is by getting regular checkups at Costa + Williams Dental Health Care.

Having regular cleanings can be highly beneficial for:

  • Helping prevent gum disease by removing plaque from your teeth and gums.
  • Detecting oral cancer so it can be treated before it spreads.
  • Spotting cavities early on before they cause damage.
  • Detecting signs of wear and cracks to prevent tooth loss

We are here to make sure you get the best dental care you and your family need—and that includes making sure we educate you on the importance of getting regular dental cleanings and checkups!

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