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.

Routine Cleanings for Teeth in Thibodaux Area

We support healthy mouths, minty-fresh breath, and brilliant smiles with routine Professional Cleanings

We at Acadia Family Dentistry embody our practice name. Led by Dr. Nhu Le, our team in Thibodaux, Louisiana, supports the oral health needs of families throughout the heart of Acadiana. Our patients’ best interests are always at heart. We enjoy treating your family as members of our own families with a blend of advanced dentistry and individualized, pleasant dental care. 

Relationships are built on a schedule of dental check-ups. During check-ups, Dr. Le examines patients’ teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, pre-cancers, cancerous lesions, and other abnormalities. No check-up is complete without cleanings. 

Why professional cleanings are important 

Cleanings by professional dental hygienists who use professional and highly specialized techniques and instruments are fundamental to a healthy mouth; brushing and flossing cannot remove all of the sticky bacteria plaque that builds up on the teeth. Plaque hardens to become tartar or calculus, which is incredibly stubborn and cannot be removed with “standard” toothbrushes and home care techniques. 

Tartar erodes the tooth structure and also releases toxins, which break down the gums and bone that support and surround our teeth. By gently removing the plaque and tartar from the teeth and at the gumline, our hygienists support sustained dental and periodontal (gum) health and function. The risks of developing cavities and more advanced decay, or gum disease, are minimized. Furthermore, early-stage enamel erosion and gingival inflammation can be halted with preventive, professional cleanings. 

It is important to note that symptoms of erosion or early-phase gum disease are often “silent” or so subtle that they are easy to miss. Only professionals like Dr. Le or our hygienists can identify oral problems in their earliest, symptom-free stages. Dr. Le also leverages gentle, safe, and precision X-rays to accurately and quickly confirm diagnoses of conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed without routine check-ups. 

A healthy process

Throughout these cleanings, our hygienists also discuss and demonstrate ways for you to optimally remove surface stains, bacteria, food particles, and plaque from the teeth and other areas of the mouth that harbor disease-causing germs (such as the palate and tongue). We’ll also make recommendations for oral care products and professional preventive services that are personalized to you and as-needed. These services may include the application of dental sealants to decay-prone, grooved back teeth. Services could also include fluoride supplementation to remineralize the teeth and (even to reverse cavities), and a variety of oral appliances, from mouthguards to protect oral tissues from damage during contact sports to nightguards to prevent chips and fractures caused by chronic bruxism or teeth grinding. 

Call Our Office for More Information
New Patients : (985) 303-2920 | Existing Patients : (985) 446-2888

Last but certainly not least, our patients love how great their mouths feel after their teeth are cleaned and polished! Our patients’ breath is also minty-fresh, and there is a renewed desire to take great care of their smiles. 

We at Acadia Family Dentistry look forward to taking care of your family’s smiles! All patients need check-ups at least once every six months. More frequent visits may be necessary if you smoke or have other risk factors for oral problems. Or, we may detect the presence of gum disease that requires more aggressive care; for instance, a “deep cleaning” (Scaling and Root Planing) can resolve active disease and preserve natural tissues. 

Call (985) 303-2920 without delay to schedule your exam and cleaning with Dr. Le and our kind and knowledgeable team in Thibodaux. We’ll see you soon!

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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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