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Prevent Problems Before They Happen with General Dentistry

Tooth fillings, root canals, and many other dental services are all about solving problems. General dentistry services are about preventing problems. If you visit 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC at our New Orleans, LA dentist office for regular dental exams, cleanings, and other general dentistry services, we’ll identify and treat any issues that need attention before they become full-blown problems.

To find out more about our general dentistry services, call 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC in New Orleans, LA at (504) 266-0664.

General Dentistry Prevents Dental Problems

Practicing good oral hygiene at home is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy, but it’s not enough on its own. For a truly healthy mouth, you’ll want to check out our general dentistry services:

  • Dental cleanings. We eliminate plaque and bacteria from the many hidden corners of your mouth, which helps prevent cavities.
  • Dental exams. We use state-of-the-art technology like digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to help identify potential problems before they become serious.
  • Fluoride treatments. Fluoride remineralizes your teeth, meaning it rebuilds enamel that has been lost due to wear and tear on your teeth between visits. We offer a choice of fluoride gel or fluoride varnish, both of which repair your enamel.
  • Dental sealants. Applying dental sealants to your teeth helps stop tooth decay before it starts. Sealants are especially effective in areas that are tough to keep clean, such as teeth in the back of your mouth.
  • Nutritional counseling. Foods you eat are a major part of plaque formation on your teeth. We can help you make dietary changes that will help prevent the formation of tooth-damaging plaque.

Custom Mouthguards Prevent Dental Damage

If you or someone in your family plays sports, it’s important to protect your teeth! We can make custom-fit athletic mouthguards that protect against damage due to impact from a hard hit or any other kind of sports injury.

A custom mouthguard can also prevent dental damage from teeth grinding, or bruxism. Teeth grinding puts you at risk for cavities, premature tooth wear, and even tooth loss.

Taking Our Dentistry Digital to Improve Your Care

We use digital technology throughout our office, from the iPad we use for patient sign-ins to the digital TV you can watch during your dental procedures. Among the digital tools we use during dental exams and other general dentistry services:

  • Intraoral camera, which provides clear, real-time images as we examine your mouth. Dr. Tripp can easily share the images with you so you better understand your treatment options.
  • Digital X-rays, which yield clear images that can easily be enlarged or otherwise modified for a better view of your mouth. It’s also easy for us to share these images with an insurance company or other third party.

We aim to keep your teeth healthy and your smile happy for years with our general dentistry services.

If you’re ready to take control of your oral health, call 7 O’Clock Dental, LLC in our New Orleans, LA dentist office at (504) 266-0664 or make an appointment using our online form. We’re located on South Claiborne Avenue, not far from the Central Business District.

Dr. John C. Tripp earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, TN and completed a general practice residency program in Brooklyn, NY.

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