An ounce of prevention is worth it! Preventive dental care practices— including early and routine treatment at the dentist, combined with good home care (brushing and flossing)—can save families a small fortune in the long run. At Boudreau Family Dental we are serious about educating our patients on all aspects of oral health, and our doctors take the time to explain the importance of preventative care in simple terms. When Dr. Boudreau says “Be boring” he means “brush and floss”…. it's THAT simple!
When you arrive at Boudreau Family Dental, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly office staff, who will check you in and collect some basic health information so that we can treat you with the best care. Next, you’ll be greeted by your dental hygienist and invited to get comfortable in the chair. The hygienist will provide an oral cancer screening, thorough cleaning, and x-rays as needed. The doctor will provide a comprehensive physical exam of your mouth to determine the overall health of your teeth and gums and address any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. If additional treatment is needed, the doctor will take time to thoroughly explain the process so that you leave feeling comfortable.
We'll cheer along with you when your little one's first tiny tooth emerges! As they grow, we’ll show you what to expect, what to watch out for, and help you teach them the best oral care. Part of your child’s exam and treatment plan will include a set of X-rays. We usually begin taking X-rays once your child has several teeth and can sit still for a few minutes at a time. X-rays provide us with a comprehensive view of their mouth, making it possible to screen for common issues before they’re evident in other ways. We want to be a part of your family’s expansion, so routine visits for children under three are complimentary, as are Dr. Boudreau’s corny jokes!
Routine Cleaning and Exam
You’ve heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”! This holds true with maintaining your oral health with routine cleanings every 6 months. During a preventative cleaning, plaque and tartar is removed from around your gum line and in between your teeth. X-rays will be taken periodically to identify issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye and can identify problems before they become painful. After your cleaning, the doctor will provide an exam and discuss your oral concerns and needs. Then, we will see you in 6 months!
Any structure needs a strong foundation—including your teeth. Periodontal therapy protects your mouth’s gums and strengthens its bones, ensuring your teeth have the healthy, supportive foundation they need. And, healthy gums lead to good overall health! Periodontal disease causes gum pockets to increase in depth, which increases a home for bacteria that can potentially travel to your bloodstream and infect other areas of your body. Keeping up with periodontal maintenance helps alleviate gum issues allowing you to remain healthy.