Why are routine evaluations and cleanings important for oral health?

To maintain good oral health and wellness, routine dental exams and cleanings are critical. At Cambridge Family Dental of Cambridge, Wisconsin, our dentist truly understands how significant regular maintenance is in preventing problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. We work alongside patients to stress how important these visits are to achieving and maintaining oral health for a lifetime!

What is a dental cleaning?

Our team describes teeth cleaning, or prophylaxis, as a treatment to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. This is done right in the dental chair with our dental hygienists at Cambridge Family Dental. Our team wants to help remove issues that may be difficult to achieve at home with daily brushing and flossing. Because plaque, tartar, calculus, and bacteria can still build up even with proper hygiene habits each day, it is vital that you visit the dental office for assistance.

What happens during a comprehensive oral evaluation?

After a dental hygienist has cleaned the teeth, they are evaluated by the dentist during an oral cavity examination. This may include not only a physical evaluation of the teeth and gums but also dental X-rays to look at the health of the teeth and bones beyond what the naked eye can see. 

The dentist may measure the pocket depth between the teeth and gums to see if patients have a condition known as periodontal disease, more often referred to as gum disease. This is referred to as a periodontal examination. Periodontal disease can become a chronic problem, so prevention is key! 

During your oral cavity examination, our team will educate you on how to care for your teeth between visits to reduce the risk of tooth decay and disease.

Call today to schedule your upcoming appointment with our team!

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams is here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and ensure your teeth and gums are beautiful and healthy for a lifetime! If you are due for a cleaning and evaluation, we invite you to call Cambridge Family Dental to request an appointment with our providers.

We are conveniently located at 710 Katie Court in Cambridge, WI, and our friendly front office team can be reached by dialing (608) 423-6784.

We serve patients in and around Deerfield, Fort Atkinson, Milford, Jefferson, Edgerton, and Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams EAT Bio

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams received her bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Constantly pursuing clinical excellence, Dr. Bauer is committed to continuing education and has studied with top clinicians in the country. She is an active member of the Dane County Dental Society, Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry (holds Fellowship too), American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Seattle Study Club.

Being a dentist gives her the opportunity to combine her medical and science knowledge with her artistic skills. She loves building trust with her patients and making a difference in their smiles and lives.