Am I Too Old For Invisalign® Treatment?

Am I Too Old For Invisalign® Treatment?The image of a young teenager wearing a full set of metal braces is often what comes to mind when someone thinks about “orthodontic treatment.” The fact of the matter is that orthodontic treatment goes beyond just metal wires and brackets. Orthodontic treatment involves properly aligning the teeth and bite. While it is beneficial to do it at a younger age to intervene and prevent problems, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to adult smiles, too. Invisalign® aligners offer up a form of orthodontic treatment that is more discreet, which is often what adults are seeking. If you are considering Invisalign® for your smile, talk to your dental team in Lafayette, LA.  (more…)

Can Sparkling Water Harm My Smile?

Can Sparkling Water Harm My Smile?You may have seen a lot more cans and bottles of sparkling water in the aisles of your grocery store. Water with carbonation is very trendy right now, and with all things trendy, there comes a question of whether or not it is a good trend. Some people have raised concerns that the added levels of acidity that carbonation can add to water may be harmful for teeth. However, studies show that carbonated water is equal to non-carbonated water in effects to the teeth. This means that sparkling water is not harmful to your smile and may in fact be healthful, if it inspires you to drink more water. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA is always available to answer your smile-related questions.  (more…)

Upcoming Fun In Lafayette, LA

Upcoming Fun In Lafayette, LA Our office is proud to serve the dynamic community of Lafayette, LA. Coming up in the city, there are lots of fun and exciting things for the family to enjoy. We are proud to highlight some of these fun things. If you are looking to update your smile cosmetically or to just get a routine exam and cleaning, we would be happy to help you and your smile(more…)

Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Smile

Bad Habits That Can Affect Your SmileGood habits can change your life. For example, drinking enough water can keep you hydrated and keep your smile healthy. Flossing your teeth at least once a day can keep your smile healthy. Going for a walk every day is a great habit to develop. If building good habits can positively impact your life, keeping up with bad habits can have a negative impact. There are several bad habits that can negatively affect your smile. We will just focus on a few of the most common bad habits that can affect a smile. Your dentist in Lafayette, LA may be able to help you identify any bad habits that might be impacting your smile’s health. (more…)

Options For Replacing Teeth

Options For Replacing TeethLosing even just one tooth can be detrimental to your smile. It can affect the appearance as well as your abilities to bite, chew, and speak. Losing more than one tooth amplifies these negative effects. Replacing a tooth restores these abilities, your appearance, and protects your smile’s overall health. If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, how do you know which replacement option is best for you? Your dentist in Lafayette, LA can walk you through your smile’s specific needs. But it is always good to have information, so we are providing a brief overview of some of the tooth replacement options available.  (more…)

Fortifying Your Smile With An Implant

Fortifying Your Smile With An ImplantLosing a tooth as an adult is not so much a fun experience. It can be traumatic and scary. If the tooth is in the front of the mouth in a visible spot of the smile, it can feel like an emergency to get your smile looking right again. If the lost tooth is further back in the mouth, it may not feel that crucial since no one can see it. However, it is important to know that any tooth loss (except for wisdom teeth and primary teeth) should be replaced and restored. Even just one lost tooth can cause a lot of problems for your smile’s health. It can cause bone density loss, shifting of your other teeth, too much uneven wear on your other teeth, problems chewing or speaking, and so on and so forth. A dental implant can be a great way to offset some of these negative consequences. Talk to your dental team in Lafayette, LA if you have lost a tooth in your smile. (more…)

Farmers Market And More This Weekend

Farmers Market And More This WeekendWhile it technically is not fall yet (first day of autumn is September 21st), the mood feels like the end of summer in Lafayette, LA. But just because summer is ending, it does not mean that the fun needs to end! There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do this weekend. There are triathlons, museum openings, gallery openings, farmers markets, and more. No matter what you decide to do this weekend, be sure to care for your smile! We would love to see you soon for an exam and cleaning(more…)

Is It Time To Extract My Wisdom Teeth?

Is It Time To Extract My Wisdom Teeth?Even though most high schools and colleges in the Lafayette, LA area have started classes (or will be soon), there is still time for students to get oral healthcare. The most common age range for wisdom teeth to emerge is ages 17-22. Some people have absolutely no issues with their wisdom teeth and they join the mouth without causing any problems. However, some people face problems with the eruption of these teeth. Sometimes these problems can be intercepted before the teeth emerge from the gums. Wisdom teeth extraction is not always necessary, but it is good to be prepared for the event that it is necessary. Routine dental exams allow for the wisdom tooth progress to be monitored. (more…)

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Tooth

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your ToothFor a long time in movies and television, ‘root canal’ were two words used to conjure up a scary dental appointment. The fact of the matter is that modern dentistry has made root canal treatments (also known as endodontic treatment) much more conservative and much less scary. A root canal treatment can be the last stop for saving a tooth from tooth decay before an extraction becomes necessary. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA wants you to understand why root canal treatment is so important, but also that it is often preventable. Endodontic treatment is necessary when bacteria is allowed to reach the inner chambers of a tooth. In many cases, it reaches these areas because of tooth decay that has been ignored. These situations may be preventable, while in some situations, an unforeseen accident or injury may have allowed quicker access to the inner parts of the tooth.  (more…)

Is Medication Affecting Your Smile?

Is Medication Affecting Your Smile?If you take daily medication, it may have effects on your smile that you haven’t considered. Unfortunately, as we get older, the amount of medication we take on a daily basis increases. With some medical issues, younger people also may need to take long-term medication. Whatever the situation is, it is important to know of the possible changes that medication can create in your mouth so that you can talk to your dentist about them. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA wants to help you address whatever smile needs you may be encountering. The more information your dentist knows about your daily life, the better your needs can be met.  (more…)