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Hygiene Related Dental Procedures, Options & Details

Dr. Sean Williams and his team have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a new dentist for your checkups and dental hygiene therapy.


Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Williams has averaged 60 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Florida are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

Located in the Jonesville area of west Gainesville and Newberry (Arbor Greens Professional Complex).


Dr. Sean Williams, with a high-tech dental hygiene office located in Newberry, serves patients from Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas.

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Dr. Sean Williams is an exceptional general dentist with a practice focused on dental implant surgery and full-mouth cosmetic restoration. When he is not providing exceptional dental care, Dr. Williams devotes his time to his wife (Keisha) and three children (Kristian, Landis, and Adeline).


  • Received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance (with Honors) from Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida
  • Received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Completed a postdoctoral Fellowship program in Implant Surgery and Prosthetics
  • Induction as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists


  • Certified in Nitrous Oxide Anxiolysis
  • Certified in Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Certified Invisalign® Cosmetic Orthodontics Provider


  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • International Congress of Oral Implnatologists (ICOI)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)

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Cleanings (Prophies)

The American Dental Association encourages everyone to visit their dentist at least every six months, regardless of age. Why? Because dental examinations and cleanings are extremely important to the longevity of a healthy smile. Cleanings, professionally called “prophylaxis” or “prophies,” are vital to one’s oral health. With every cleaning, the team at Radiant Dentistry can evaluate a patient’s smile and make sure there are no concerns such as periodontal disease and cavities.

Prophies also allow our dental hygienists the chance to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus that might have formed between appointments. During this time, we may also educate patients on how to better care for their smile, especially if they have questions regarding proper brushing and flossing.

First of all, by going for regular dental checkups, you are better able to maintain and care for your teeth and gums. This is because a dentist will examine your teeth and find out if they require cleaning, cavity filling, and/or other preventative or corrective measures. Crooked teeth can be examined, and any issues, such as halitosis, can be addressed.

By taking a proactive approach, many patients will find that it is easy to care for their smile and maintain their oral health and wellness.

Regular Check-ups

Video 01:00 | Learn why regularly visiting a dentist can help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.

There are many steps involved in dental cleanings that patients often don’t realize. At Radiant Dentistry, our dental hygienists perform prophies and do so in a special manner and order.

First, we begin teeth cleanings by removing plaque and tartar that has developed on the teeth between dental appointments.
Second, a special toothpaste that is gritty and rough is used with our high-performance brushes to thoroughly clean the teeth while buffing away surface stains.
Third, our dental hygienist flosses between the teeth to remove any food particles that may be stuck in-between.
Fourth, patients have a thorough rinse to remove any leftover toothpaste from the mouth.
Fifth, fluoride treatments and sealants are applied if suggested by the dental team.

Gingivitis Therapy

At Radiant Dentistry, we offer a selection of services, including early diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions. This includes periodontal disease, or gum disease, which can infect the smile and cause irreversible damage. It is essential that patients in the Newberry, Florida area who are showing the signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease book a consultation appointment with our staff to discuss treatment.

What is gingivitis and how is it treated?

Gingivitis is essentially the early stage of periodontal diseases. Gingivitis can be treated with gingivitis therapy at Radiant Dentistry, keeping the condition from worsening and becoming a more serious problem. Our dentists describe gingivitis as the first stage of infection. If patients do not receive a proper diagnosis of this condition, or ignore the condition in these early points, they are putting their entire smiles at risk of developing the later stages of periodontitis. Once this condition worsens, it can be much more difficult to control and can result in the loss of gum tissue, bone, and teeth.

Gingivitis therapy is essentially a very deep cleaning that occurs in the early stages to remove the infection from the mouth. It may include antibiotics, either applied directly onto the soft tissues or taken orally to address the infection from the inside out. Gingivitis therapy is much less costly and invasive as treatments performed when the condition progresses, so we encourage individuals to take a more proactive approach against this condition.

What are the signs of gingivitis?

The early symptoms of gingivitis can often be seen by both patient and dentist. If patients are noticing these issues in-between recall visits, they are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with our dental professionals at Radiant Dentistry:

Bleeding, swelling of the gum tissues
Persistent bad breath
Inflammation of the soft tissues

Video 01:00 | If your gums are tender, swollen or bleed easily when flossing, you may have gingivitis—the early stage of gum disease. Fortunately, gingivitis can be prevented by following a good oral health care routine and by regularly visiting a dentist. Find out more about how to reduce the risk of gingivitis and, if needed, how to treat it.

Periodontal Therapy (SRP)

Dentists spend their careers educating patients on the benefits of a healthy smile, including the reduced risk of developing problems such as tooth decay or periodontal disease. The team of Radiant Dentistry encourages patients to brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly to keep the teeth, gums, and bone in good health. However, when problems arise and periodontal disease develops, patients need to be serious about taking care of the infection and bringing their smile back to health. This not only improves oral health and wellness, but reduces a patient’s risk of developing other problems such as shrinking gum tissue, bone resorption, and the loss of natural adult teeth.

Video 01:00 | Gums that are red, tender or swollen may indicate periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Because you can have periodontal disease without knowing it, it’s important to visit your dentist for periodontal screening. Discover more about how to prevent, detect and treat periodontal disease.

At Radiant Dentistry, we encourage patients to ask about the benefits of undergoing SRP, or “scaling and root planing.” This is one of the most effective ways to treat late-stage periodontitis. This procedure is a deep clean that removes plaque, tartar, and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth and the roots below the gum line. This is done with an ultrasonic or metal scaler that manually removes these imperfections from the teeth right in the dental office. By removing these elements from the teeth and utilizing the use of antibiotics to control the infection, patients will benefit from a healthier smile and reduced risk of coexisting complications associated with gum disease, including an increased risk of heart disease and strokes.

Scaling and Root Planing

Will SRP cure periodontal disease?

Patients should understand that periodontal disease cannot be cured, only controlled. Patients who have been diagnosed with this condition will need to work directly with their dentist at Radiant Dentistry to assess the severity of their condition and decide on the best treatment path to take. This chronic condition will need to be monitored regularly with routine visits at our facility. These visits may be more often than the standard 6 month appointments recommended by the ADA, but will ensure patients are on track for recovering the health of their smiles!

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