Preventive Dentistry

Lafayette Preventive Dentistry

The key to a happy and healthy oral health is preventive dentistry through routine check ups and great dental hygiene. This has to happen both at the dentist office and at home.

Regardless of your age or the condition of your smile, seeing a dentist for regular check-ups has a significant impact on your current and future dental health. At Toups Family Dentistry, Dr. Toups and the team welcomes patients of all age for preventive routine teeth-cleaning services.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is essential to keeping your smile youthful and attractive throughout your entire life. But even beyond that, the state of your oral health can actually affect your general health and well-being.

Preventive dentistry is dental services aimed at maintaining excellent oral health. It is a combination of routine dental cleanings and exams coupled with good oral health habits like daily brushing and flossing.

Dr. Toups doing Dental Crowns
Preventive Dentistry. Girl getting X-rays on her visit

Lafayette, La | Dentist

Affordable Dental Cleanings & Exams

Most dental insurances cover at least one cleaning a year. Take advantage of your dental plan and make sure to schedule regular cleaning appointments. Why are cleaning and exams so important? They can save you tons of money in future dental bills (and save you from a toothache), by giving the dentist an opportunity to assess the health of the teeth and identify problems before they worsen.

Cavities and tooth decay can get out of control when left untreated, leading to a possible loss of the teeth. At Toups Family Dentistry we aim to preserve as much of the natural teeth as possible. Our dentist near you provides a comprehensive range of dental services including emergency dentistry, fillings, root canals, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, etc).

Routine cleanings are done every 3 to 6 months depending on individual’s periodontal needs. All patients are evaluated at each appointment for the proper treatment that is required to maintain a health pathology free month. Some patients need advanced treatment due to the severity of their periodontal health. 

Your Preventive Dentistry Plan

Your preventive dentistry plan starts with three essential parts – at-home oral hygiene, routine professional dental cleanings, and dietary habits. Dr. Toups and our hygienists will show you how to brush and floss properly so your personal hygiene efforts really make a difference. We’ll inform you about proper diet and how it impacts your overall dental health.

For children, preventive dentistry is relatively simple. We teach them how to brush and floss and help them understand how important healthy teeth are.

Adults have different needs, of course, but many of the same therapies used for kids are also effective for adults.

Our Preventive Dentistry Services:

Standard services to help with preventive dentistry include:

  • Routine dental exams at least twice a year
  • Dental cleanings
  • Digital X-Rays

Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry:

  • You can potentially avoid dental emergencies
  • Save money
  • Prevent Cavities
  • Eliminate Bad Breath

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

Why Do I Need Professional Dental Cleanings?

Many patients assume that if their teeth look good and feel great, they don’t need routine dental cleaning appointments. The truth is that even patients who are exceptionally diligent about brushing, and flossing require professional dental cleanings every six months.

Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that your toothbrush or floss can’t reach or clean.

Professional cleanings help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and other dental complications. In fact, regular dental care can reduce the risk for several other severe conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

What Happens During A Dental Cleaning And Check-Up?

Dr. Toups will examine your teeth to check for any signs of decay. He’ll also talk to you about your dental health and may recommend treatments and at-home care to protect and preserve your teeth. He’ll also carefully scrape away tartar and plaque and floss your teeth. Then, he’ll polish your teeth to remove stains and brighten your smile.

Dr. Toups can answer questions about how to take care of your teeth at home and show you how to floss quickly and efficiently.

My Teeth Look And Feel Fine. Are You Sure I Need A Cleaning?

Your teeth may feel fine, but dental problems can absolutely exist without you knowing. For example, early tooth decay and even early gum disease can be present without symptoms. Don’t wait until you have dental pain to see a dentist, as this is often too late and can result in more costly restorative treatments. Furthermore, a professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove hardened plaque on your teeth and along your gum line.

Here's What Our Patients Say

Excellent from start to finish very knowledgeable about dentures and made an amazing set with excellent fit and they look amazing the staff there is totally awesome very nice and know what they're doing I recommend them whole heartedly they strive to make sure you're satisfied and in my case that the dentures actually work which the do flawlessly thank you Dr Toups and staff for and excellent job
This place has changed how I feel about going to the dentist. I just had a root canal and can honestly say I enjoyed it. I would recommend this place over any other dentist I have ever been to.
Allen P
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Everything about Toups Family Dentistry is great! From Dr. Toups, to his staff, everyone is very nice and they all know what they're doing. With their Toups Care Benefits, you can pay a small monthly fee for your dental work. If you are looking for an awesome dentist this is the place to go!
Nanette Myers
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