Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Exceptional Professional Care and Home Hygiene in Thibodaux LA Area

Exceptional professional care and home hygiene in Thibodaux LA supports stunning smiles, overall health

We at Acadia Family Dentistry know that excellent oral health and hygiene is about more than keeping or restoring a pretty smile. Along with her team, Dr. Nhu Le supports your overall wellbeing and quality of life. Since the oral cavity is connected to other organs and bodily systems, the health of your teeth and gums also plays a vital role in protecting and managing other medical conditions and diseases.

Oral hygiene at the dentist’s office

Routine visits to our office are a cornerstone of exceptional oral care. The “standard” is to schedule these visits once every six months. Dr. Le may recommend that you visit us more frequently if you are at risk of conditions that can adversely affect your oral and overall health. Risk factors and other reasons you may need to see us more often include:

  • Use of tobacco products
  • Pregnancy, which increases the risk of developing gum disease due to hormonal changes
  • Chronic dry mouth, which makes your teeth more vulnerable to decay
  • Active gum disease; periodontal maintenance is needed to resolve disease
  • Diabetes and other conditions that affect the immune system
  • Nutritional deficiencies or diets that promote the development of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Patients who are challenged to brush or clean their teeth properly due to evolving conditions that affect their motor skills

Each visit is generally made up of two parts:

  • The professional cleaning – We have the specialized tools (and the training on how to use them effectively and safely) to remove stubborn, hardened plaque or tartar. If plaque is allowed to build up, it erodes the teeth and irritates gum tissue. Eventually, the ensuing process of tooth decay and gum disease eats away at the gums that attach to the teeth, and damages the tooth structure from the outside, working its way toward the innermost pulp tissue. Patients also love how white their teeth look and how fresh their mouths feel after a nice polish!
  • The exam – Dr. Le visually inspects your teeth and gums for signs of the leading causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease (or periodontal disease). The use of advanced diagnostic tools aids in an accurate diagnosis. She can see “hidden” signs of decay and disease that are not visible with the eyes alone. Dr. Le also screens for lumps, bumps, and other abnormalities that might be indicative or oral cancer. These cancers have a high rate of successful treatment when detected and treated early.

As your partners in oral health, Acadia Family Dentistry gets to know you. We also stay on top of any changes that can affect your health and quality of life. These close bonds allow for us to make recommendations that are perfectly suited to your needs at the time. Remember: a healthy mouth supports healthy diabetes control, a healthy heart, an active mind, quality sleep, excellent work and academic performance – the list goes on and on! The oral cavity isn’t isolated from the rest of your body, and the function of your teeth and gums affects how well you as a “system” function, from the foods that you are able to eat comfortably to the ability to sleep uninterrupted, free of toothache pain.

Visit us! Call (985) 303-2920 to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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