The importance of early intervention with oral health and wellness

Visiting the dentist early and often is critical to one’s oral health. This includes patients of all ages. With the help of our team at Cambridge Family Dental of Cambridge, Wisconsin, many patients can get an early intervention to prevent serious dental complications and assist with reducing the risk of potential problems down the line.

Why is early dental intervention necessary?

Dr. Angela Bauer Williams explains why early dental intervention is vital to achieving and maintaining health and wellness in children and adults. Early intervention, as well as routine evaluations, allow for:

  • The prevention of tooth decay. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, tooth decay is one of the most common and typical chronic diseases in young children, and it can be prevented with proper oral care. Starting regular dental check-ups at a young age helps identify any potential issues that might occur. This allows for timely treatment and necessary preventative measures, such as fluoride treatments, sealants, and proper brushing techniques. Additionally, the dentist can educate parents and children on healthy oral hygiene habits to prevent tooth decay.
  • Preventing dental issues from escalating. By detecting any potential problems early on, an intervention can be implemented before it becomes a much larger issue. For example, a simple cavity can be filled before it progresses to a painful toothache or infection. This saves the patient from discomfort and potentially saves time and money in more extensive treatments.
  • Proper growth and development of teeth. Early evaluations allow for monitoring of proper growth and development of teeth for younger children, ensuring that any issues such as overcrowding or misalignment can be addressed promptly. This can prevent future orthodontic treatments or the need for more invasive procedures.
  • Improving overall health. Studies continue to show that oral health has been linked to overall health, and early intervention helps identify any underlying issues that may impact a patient’s well-being. For example, gum disease has been linked to various health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. By addressing these concerns early on, the patient can reduce or even eliminate the development of these medical concerns.

Schedule time to talk to our team at Cambridge Family Dentistry about your options for early dental care

If you are looking for a dental practice in Cambridge, WI, that offers quality care for you and your family, call Dr. Angela Bauer Williams of Cambridge Family Dental at (608) 423-6784. The office is located at 710 Katie Court and is open to new patients of all ages!

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.