Preventive Dentistry in Slidell
Keep Your Smile Healthy
Prevention is a crucial foundation of great dental health – after all, isn’t it much easier to stop problems at their earliest stages instead of after they’ve already caused serious damage? Here at Fremaux Dental Care, Dr. Britney Beard and her staff want to lend a helping hand in this lifelong process. Our preventive services are designed to protect and revitalize smiles allowing you and your family to enjoy them well into the future. Plus, you’ll be sure to enjoy spending time at our modern, state-of-the-art office space! Contact our Slidell, LA location today to schedule your first appointment with us. We’re also happy to welcome patients from the Northshore and all over Southeast Louisiana.
Keeping teeth fully clean can be tricky at times, especially for younger patients who are still learning how to properly brush and floss. Thankfully, our team can lend a helping hand with dental sealants. This slight plastic coating is painted onto the chewing grooves of back teeth, “sealing” them so that food particles and potentially dangerous bacteria aren’t able to accumulate. Dental sealants also assist adults who may suffer from oversensitivity to cold.
Do you constantly find yourself with painful headaches or teeth that are worn or damaged with no known cause? You may be experiencing bruxism, more commonly known as the act of grinding or clenching your teeth. In these situations, our Slidell team will typically recommend a customized nightguard. By wearing it while sleeping, patients provide their vulnerable smiles with a strong barrier of protection minimizing the effects of bruxism.
Playing a favorite sport should be a fun, exciting experience – the last thing you want to be worrying about is the safety of your smile. That’s why Dr. Beard offers quality, personalized mouthguards for younger and older patients alike to wear during their big games. Unlike the one-size-fits-all models you might find in any athletics store, our appliances are comfortable and flexible allowing for clear talking and easy breathing.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and nearly half of them won’t go on to survive five more years past this point. This is allowed to happen because patients aren’t being diagnosed until advanced stages resulting in catastrophic consequences for their wellbeing and quality of life. With routine oral cancer screenings, our dental team hopes to reduce these numbers. We carefully and thoroughly inspect soft tissue for signs of cancerous tissue helping you take the next steps towards a biopsy if we locate anything suspicious.
Our dedication to comprehensive care means that patients of all ages are welcome including the littlest smiles in your family. We always take the time to help your children feel comfortable and right at home with us personalizing the level of their care to match their personality and emotional maturity. Dr. Beard will monitor the development of their oral health and any potential concerns during their routine appointments, and kid-friendly services like dental sealants and fluoride treatment are also available to help strengthen teeth over time.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is a very common and dangerous condition causing tooth loss, bone deterioration, and other severe consequences in its advanced stages. However, because the symptoms can be mild at first, many patients aren’t even aware of its presence until damage has occurred. Here at Fremaux Dental Care, we’re happy to offer periodontal services. Depending on the severity of your condition, our team may recommend several treatment options including frequent hygiene appointments, antibiotic therapy, an in-depth cleaning known as root scaling and planing, or surgical intervention.