Exams & Cleanings

Dental Exams & Cleanings in Houma

Your Oral Health Is Our Priority

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there is so much more than simply brushing and flossing them every day – even though this certainly is important! It is crucial to have your oral health maintained, but this cannot be achieved merely through your daily cleaning routine. Instead, you need to have reliable dental exams and cleanings in Houma, all performed by our professional dentists.

There are some parts of your teeth that are simply too deep or recessed to clean with an ordinary toothbrush. At Houma Family Dental, however, our skilled doctors can use the latest technology to not only deeply cleanse your teeth, but also perform crucial x-rays to make sure there is no internal tooth damage. We can also check to look for more long-term problems, such as possibilities of tooth cancer.

Call us today at (985) 645-2820 so that you can make sure your teeth are clean and healthy inside and out.

The Dental Cleaning Process

Some people may wonder why it is necessary to come in for an entire teeth cleaning session, especially if they have been brushing their teeth regularly. The answer is that normal toothbrushes cannot reach the deepest crevices in your mouth to scrape away gathered plaque.

During our teeth cleaning appointments, we thoroughly cleanse and polish your teeth by:

  • Completely removing all the accumulated plaque gathering on your teeth's surfaces – Composed of tiny bacteria that grows in your mouth, plaque gathers on your tongue, teeth, and gums, eventually causing decay that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum or jaw disease.
  • Scraping out any tartar resting below the plaque – Tartar, also known as calculus, used to be plaque, but after it remained so long on your teeth it eventually became stiff and hard. Tartar is very tough and impossible to remove with a brush, so it needs professional procedures to get rid of it.
  • Getting rid of stains off the surface of your teeth – Polishing your teeth to get rid of normal staining is what will ultimately make your smile gleam more brightly.

Dental Examinations in Houma, LA

It is also essential to have regular dental examinations, which help identify and prevent cases of dental health issues. If you consistently schedule oral check-ups, our dentists can quickly halt problems before they get any worse. When we give you dental examinations, we use the most advanced technology of digital x-rays. These can quickly spot any problems that would be hidden to the human eye, including tumors, cysts, or issues deep beneath the gums.

In addition to x-rays for general dental health, it is important to have regular screenings for oral cancer. The oral cancers normally have a long asymptomatic stage where it is impossible to tell externally that a patient is suffering internally. Powerful but safe lasers can detect signs of cancer deep beneath the surface.

Do Not Hesitate to Schedule Your Appointment

People often delay going to the dentist since they are anxious about possible pain. However, the sooner you make an appointment, the more easily our dentists at Houma Family Dental can fix problems before they can occur.

Contact us online now or call (985) 645-2820 to get your preventative dental treatment started.

Preventive Dentistry for a Healthy Smile

At Houma Family Dental, we believe that prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy smile. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists are dedicated to providing comprehensive oral care to our patients in Houma, LA.

Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential for preventing oral health issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. During your exam, our skilled dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to detect any signs of dental problems. We will also perform X-rays to get a comprehensive view of your oral health.

By visiting our dental office for routine exams and cleanings, you can:

  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Detect early signs of gum disease
  • Identify oral health issues before they become more serious and costly to treat
  • Maintain fresh breath and a clean, bright smile

Our dental cleaning process includes removing plaque and tartar buildup, polishing your teeth, and flossing to ensure that your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide you with a comfortable and effective cleaning experience.

Don't wait until you experience dental problems to schedule your appointment. Regular dental examinations are vital for maintaining optimal oral health. Contact Houma Family Dental today to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you!

Commonly Asked Questions

How often should I visit the dentist?

It is recommended that you visit the dentist for a professional cleaning and examination at least once every six months. Preventative dentistry is an essential part of keeping your smile healthy and bright.

What does the dental cleaning process involve?

During our teeth cleaning appointments, we thoroughly cleanse and polish your teeth by completely removing all the accumulated plaque gathering on your teeth's surfaces, scraping out any tartar resting below the plaque, and getting rid of stains off the surface of your teeth.

What happens during dental examinations?

During dental examinations, our dentists use advanced technology to take digital X-rays which can spot any problems that would be hidden to the human eye, including tumors, cysts or issues deep beneath the gums. Screenings are also performed for oral cancer to detect signs of cancer deep beneath the surface.

What should I do if I'm anxious about going to my appointment?

It is understandable if you feel anxious about visiting us for a dental appointment. Please know that we prioritize patient comfort here at Houma Family Dental. We will work with you so you can get comfortable before starting treatment.


Phone Number

(985) 645-2820

Office Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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Houma Family Dental

Why We Are the Right Choice For You
  • Creating Healthy Smiles for Generations
  • Helping You Reach Optimal Oral Health
  • We Care About Our Patients & Community Like Family
  • New Dental Office for Your Comfort
  • Building Your Trust is Our Priority
  • We Help Patients in English & Spanish