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Dental Exams & Cleaning

 Dental Exams & Cleaning Shreveport/Bossier

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

 

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

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Educational Videos

Drs. Allison and Charles Brigham have regularly appeared on KTBS Healthline 3 to discuss important dental related topics.

Porcelain Implants and Guided Implant Technology

Shreveport area Dentist, Brigham and Brigham Dental discussing Porcelain Implants and Guided Implant Technology.

Gum Disease the Silent Tooth Killer

Brigham and Brigham on Healthline3 discussing Gum Disease. Bossier City Dentist Brigham and Brigham.

The Truth About Root Canals

Bossier City Dentist, Root Canal Video by Brigham and Brigham Dental, KTBS Health

Silver Fillings

Bossier City Dental Center, Brigham and Brigham discussing Silver Filings on Healthline 3.

Cerec Crowns

Bossier City Dentists Brigham and Brigham Talk about Cerec Crowns on Healthline 3.

Dental Implants and 3D Imaging

Brigham and Brigham Dental Center in Bossier City on HealthLine3 talking about dental implants and 3D imaging.

What Makes B&B Special

Brigham and Brigham dental office in Bossier City, LA. Brigham and Brigham provides all of the latest dental techniques using today's technology.

Socket Grafts and Bridges

Brigham and Brigham on Healthline3 discussion Socket Grafts and Bridges. Brigham and Brigham is located in Bossier City, Louisiana.

How to Get Brighter Teeth

Brigham and Brigham Dental Center in Bossier City on HealthLine3 talking about brighter teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry with Brigham and Brigham Dentists in Bossier City, LA. Talking about Cosmetic Dentistry on HealthLine 3.

Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry at Brigham and Brigham in Bossier City. We take care of all of your dental needs.

Oral Health

Oral Health discussion at HealthLine3 with Brigham and Brigham Dental in Bossier City.

Keeping Your Teeth

Why is it important to keep your teeth. Discussion by Charles Brigham on Healthline 3. Brigham and Brigham is a Bossier City Dental Office.

Microscopes in Dentistry

Bossier City Dental Center on HealthLine3 talking about technology in Dentistry.

One Day Crowns

One Day Crowns from Brigham and Brigham Dentist in Bossier City

Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth - Although a missing tooth is not bothering you, it's best to have it replaced because a missing tooth can cause additional issues.