Cleanings & Preventions

Preventing Tooth Decay Protects Your Smile

child receiving standard dental check upOne of the most important things you can do for your teeth is to schedule a checkup every 6 months with your dentist. At Smile Dental Center in Shreveport, we provide convenient family dentistry for patients of all ages.

During your visit, we’ll provide you with essential services that help you combat tooth decay, avoid gum disease, and limit the extent of treatment you will need in the future. Some of the ways we do this include services like:

Cleanings, Exams, and X-Rays

We provide gentle and thorough cleanings, checkups and digital x-rays for adults and children. Our hygienists will work with you to perfect your brushing and flossing techniques to keep your smile healthy and clean for life. Plus, we’ll screen for bone loss, so that periodontal disease can be caught in its earliest stages.

Laser Cavity Detection

DIAGNOdent technology shows us areas of tooth demineralization before it’s evident on x-rays or during a visual inspection. Listen for the beeps and see a density measurement on each tooth, so that you can be alerted to change your brushing and flossing habits in advance to avoid dental emergencies or large fillings later.

Mouthguards and NTI Splints

Protecting your smile against grinding, clenching, athletic injuries, or even TMJ disorder is very important. Our custom fitted appliances stay in place for a comfortable and reliable fit. Wearing a guard during sporting activities protects your smile and helps you avoid injuries, and possibly even concussions.

Oral Cancer Screenings

dental patient receiving her cleaningAlthough most people don’t think that oral cancer can affect them, it is an extremely dangerous disease that can be found in people who don’t even smoke or drink alcohol. We use visual, palpation, and light-assisted screening techniques to identify precancerous and abnormal tissues as early as possible.

Has it been longer than 6 months since your last cleaning? Call Smile Dental Center today. We’re Shreveport’s only bilingual dentist office!

Take a look at all our general dentistry options.