Dental Cleanings

Preventive Services in Prairieville, LA

Preventive Services

How great would it be to find a simple, affordable way to avoid dental problems? A genuinely beautiful smile doesn’t just look good, it is also healthy from the inside out and free of disease. At Prestige Dentistry, we understand that an unhealthy mouth and teeth can affect your quality of life. Not being able to eat properly, or even smile, can really take a toll on your lifestyle. Sensitivity and painful teeth are signs of underlying problems that often can’t be seen from the outside. That’s why Dr. Oza and our team spend time educating our patients about the importance of preventive services like exams and dental cleanings. Even if you haven’t always been diligent about keeping up your brushing and flossing, it’s never too late to change that!

A diet high in sugar and carbs is unhealthy for your teeth. Bacteria feed on the sugars produced by these foods, creating acid that eats away at your teeth and causes decay. Eating a healthy diet aids in preventing cavities. However, a healthy diet and good oral hygiene are not enough alone. They aren’t really effective unless combined with regular professional dental cleanings and exam. Here at Prestige Dentistry, Dr. Oza and our team meticulously do exams and cleanings to catch problems early on before they create havoc on your quality of life.

Routine Dental Exams

If you are a new patient, Dr. Oza will talk with you to learn about your expectations and goals for a healthier smile. We will take digital x-rays, which allow us to view any problems that may be emerging deep inside your teeth. We also include intraoral pictures so you can see exactly which areas are problem areas. Dr. Oza will then perform a thorough examination of all teeth and your bite, an oral cancer screening, and an evaluation of your gum health. The oral cancer screening plays an important role in this visit, as it allows us to check for irregularities, unusual growths, or signs of any tumors.

For your professional dental cleaning, your teeth will be professionally cleaned. Your dental team will gently and meticulously remove stubborn plaque and tartar. At this time, you may be also given tips on improving your home care routine, and we will show you proper techniques for brushing and flossing.

Our team at Prestige Dentistry will then be able to present our findings and work with you to form a treatment plan that fits your specific needs and goals. Whether there is one tooth that is the culprit, or several, we are here to help you get your dental health back in a healthy state.

As important as healthy teeth are, preventive services aren’t only just beneficial for your oral health. A combination of improper oral hygiene and chronic gum disease can contribute to serious issues like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even pregnancy complications.

Regular Cleanings

To get a really healthy smile, daily brushing and flossing alone at home is not enough. Even with the most conscientious care, it’s still crucial to schedule routine professional dental cleanings with a skilled team to eliminate cavity-causing plaque and tartar on your teeth. During these cleanings, we’ll also evaluate signs of gum disease and plan appropriately for any treatment.

Contact Us to Arrange an Appointment

Has it been a while since your last cleaning and exam? Do you have teeth giving you trouble? Please give our Prairieville office a call. We’ll help you get back your oral health and have you grinning proudly in no time.