Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry services offered in Slidell, LA

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry services offered in Slidell, LA

Scheduling a preventive dentistry exam at least twice a year can significantly reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other potential issues. At Fremaux Dental Care located in Slidell, Louisiana, experienced general and family dentist Britney Beard, DDS, offers preventive dentistry to people of all ages, including teeth cleaning, oral exams, and digital X-rays. Call Fremaux Dental Care today to request preventive dentistry for yourself or your child, or request an appointment online.   

Preventative Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry uses patient education, diagnostic imaging, and regular checkups to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. 

Many potentially serious oral issues, like cavities and gum disease, develop slowly. As a result, they don’t always present obvious symptoms. Visiting Fremaux Dental Care for preventive dentistry can alert you to these and other conditions when they’re easiest to treat.

What services does preventive dentistry provide?

Fremaux Dental Care offers various preventive dentistry services, including:

Dental sealants

Sealants are thin plastic coverings applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. They prevent harmful bacteria from accessing your enamel, reducing the risk of cavities. 

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays use advanced imaging technology to capture photos of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth). X-rays can identify underlying dental issues invisible to the eye, including tooth pulp damage and deep decay.

Oral cancer screening

During an oral cancer screening, your dentist checks the soft tissues in your mouth for abnormal growths or abscesses. If they locate anything suspicious, they collect a biopsy sample and send it to a lab for analysis.

Teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a mix of saliva, food particles, and bacteria –– from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums. Your dentist uses special tools to access the areas you’re unable to reach through brushing and flossing alone.

Gum disease treatment

Gum disease increases your risk of tooth loss and other potentially serious issues. Treatments like scaling and root planing or antibiotic therapy can stop the infection from spreading and preserve your oral health.

Night guards and mouthguards

If you grind your teeth, clench your jaw, or play contact sports, Fremaux Dental Care might recommend a night guard or mouthguard.

Night guards protect your tooth enamel while you sleep. The guard fits snugly over your teeth and prevents your upper and lower dental arch from grinding against each other.

Mouthguards are similar to night guards. The only difference is that you wear your mouthguard when playing sports or doing other things that may increase your risk of an oral injury.

Children’s dentistry

Fremaux Dental Care believes good oral health begins in childhood. Taking your little one to the dentist for checkups and teeth cleanings can reduce dental anxiety and teach them the importance of brushing, flossing, and eating a balanced diet.

Regular preventive care keeps your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.

Can I practice preventive dentistry at home?

Yes. Fremaux Dental Care recommends that everyone practice preventive dentistry at home. Doing so reduces the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other potentially serious issues.

Call Fremaux Dental Care today to request preventive dentistry or make your appointment online.

Learn More