Shreveport Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and diseases that impact your oral health, your teeth, and your gums. Also known as dental medicine or oral medicine.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

To prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay from popping up, we recommend a preventive care appointment with our team at least every six months. For some people, it may need to be every three or four. Regular assessment of your teeth allows us to intervene early, sometimes when disease is completely reversible.

Who is a Dentist?

A dentist, also referred to as a dental surgeon, is an individual who graduates from dental school after completing their undergraduate. Dentists often complete around eight years of schooling and receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS). Many dentists receive additional training and education that qualifies them to specialize in a specific area of Dentistry. For example, all Orthodontists are Dentists, but not all Dentists are Orthodontists.

Dentists practice dentistry to provide preventative services for your oral health, as well as diagnose and treat diseases involving your teeth and gums.

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

At Loud Family Dental, your Shreveport Family Dentist, one service we offer is a Preventive Cleaning and Exam, which is a typical dental checkup. The first time you visit us, we will perform an extensive comprehensive examination to establish a “baseline” that all future exams will be compared back to. This allows us to carefully monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and integrity of existing restorations. Every six months afterward, a periodic exam will check to see if there have been any changes or developments in situations, so that we can intervene quickly.

Even if you’re brushing and flossing each day, there are areas of your teeth that collect plaque and tartar buildup. Our hygienists use special tools to gently remove these deposits so that your gum tissues don’t become inflamed or detached over time.

Every adult also receives a periodic screening where we assess the height of your supporting gum and bone tissue. As we measure the “pockets” around your teeth, listen for numbers that are greater than three, as these indicate areas where gum detachment is starting to occur.

Will You Accept My Dental Insurance?

We accept most types of dental insurance, but to be sure, feel free to give us a call to verify! We also offer membership plans for patients who do not have dental insurance. Our membership plans span from Single Adult to Family with Four Children (Includes Two Adults).

Each of the plans include the following: 2 free exams, x-rays, and basic cleanings, per member, per year. 2 free fluoride treatments per year. 1 free emergency exam per year. 30% discount on all treatments & procedures (purchase of product not included). 30% discount on periodontal therapy and/or periodontal maintenance, and receive your third periodontal maintenance FREE (all 3 visits must be within one year). 2 for 1 Sealants. 10% discount on Invisalign. $225 Teeth Whitening (A $450 value). No annual maximum limits. No waiting periods. Valid with health savings accounts, flex spending accounts, and health reimbursement accounts.

These plans are great for those who do not have dental insurance but are looking for affordable Emergency Dental Health Care and Family Dental Care in Shreveport.