The American Dental Association was founded in 1859 to help consumers maintain a healthy mouth. As the institution has grown, and awareness of oral health conditions has broadened, they have included various recommendations, guidelines, and informational tools.
This includes recommending that you brush your teeth twice each day and making sure to floss at least once a day. This basic oral hygiene routine is designed to clean food particles and bacterial material from your teeth and gums to lessen your chances of suffering cavities, and periodontal health problems.
The ADA also recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup, with a dentist like Dr. Tre' DeFelice every six months.
Each of these appointments starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of Dr. Tre' DeFelice’s dental hygienists. This is designed to remove plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth, while also polishing tooth enamel to remove minor dental stains.
Dr. Tre' DeFelice will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If he detects any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease, he will help you understand your possible treatment options.
Dr. Tre' DeFelice will then perform an oral cancer screening. This involves a basic examination of your neck, tongue, throat, and other oral structures to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If Dr. Tre' DeFelice has any oral cancer concerns, he will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.
If you live in Metairie, Louisiana, and you have an oral health concern, you should call 504-833-4300 to schedule an appointment at the dental offices of DeFelice Dental LLC.