Treating TMJ Dysfunction Can Put A Stop To Recurring Pain

Just about every activity can be harder to enjoy, or manage, when you have recurring issues with pain. Your work day can feel considerably longer when you are dealing with chronic headaches, or pain in your face and neck. Even fun outings with friends or family can be less pleasant if you have to put up with discomfort. If you have been suffering from frequent discomfort, the issue may be due to TMJ dysfunction, a problem with your jaw joints and/or muscles. To put a stop to it, and improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment with your Lafayette, LA dentist’s office. (more…)

Make Time To Discuss Dental Discoloration With Your Dentist

You may have a hard time avoiding dental discoloration, simply because so many popular foods and drinks are capable of leaving stains in your enamel. If you feel unhappy with the way discoloration has changed your smile, or if you are bothered by the way store bought whitening products have offered limited results, you can bring your concerns to the attention of your Lafayette, LA dentist. A professional whitening treatment can help you make the sort of improvements you really want to see, and give you back your confidence in your smile. (more…)

Bad Habits In The Morning Can Have An Effect On Your Smile

The start of your day can affect your attitude, and your energy levels. If you oversleep and rush to work without a proper breakfast, you can spend your morning distracted and famished. If you give yourself time to properly wake up and mentally prepare for your routine, you can stay in good spirits throughout your day. One thing you should know is that the habits you keep in the morning affect more than just your mood – certain bad habits at the start of your day can negatively affect your smile. Remember that smart daily habits, plus regular dental exams with your Lafayette, LA dentist, can be important for maintaining healthy, attractive teeth. (more…)

Making Sure You Feel Confident In Your Smile After A Cavity

When tooth decay forms, your tooth faces a serious risk. As time passes, a cavity can continue to grow, and you can suffer the permanent loss of more enamel. Eventually, decay can lead to an internal infection that causes your tooth serious discomfort. An infection like this will need to be treated with a root canal. If nothing is done, the tooth can eventually be so damaged that it has to be removed. Fortunately, your Lafayette, LA dentist can stop this from happening. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can enjoy the appropriate restorative dental care, and return your tooth to good condition. In addition to protecting the health of your tooth, your dentist can make sure you still feel good about the way it looks by offering you modern dental restorations. (more…)

How Worried Should I Be If My Teeth Are Crooked?

Are your crooked teeth just a problem for the way you look when you smile, or are there other problems created by this matter that you should be aware of? Unfortunately, there are oral health issues that can be connected to dental misalignment that impact you in frustrating ways. You could have problems with your bite function that eventually lead to problems with TMJ dysfunction. People sometimes have a greater risk for tooth decay and gum disease because their teeth overlap in ways that make it difficult to fully remove oral bacteria. Your Lafayette, LA dentist can provide you with orthodontic work to fix these issues, while also improving your smile. (more…)

What Happens at a Checkup and Cleaning Appointment?

Part of keeping your smile healthy is attending a checkup and cleaning appointment at least once every six months. While that’s common knowledge, many people fail to stick to that routine consistently, which significantly increases their risks of experiencing preventable conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we encourage everyone to schedule and attend their routine visits consistently to help avoid the development of serious oral health issues. During each visit, we’ll not only thoroughly check your teeth and gums for signs of trouble, but also carefully remove every trace of harmful plaque and tartar and help you improve the future of your oral health. (more…)

3 Signs You Should Schedule an Emergency Visit

Usually, your calendar will tell you when it’s time to visit the dentist. On average, you should schedule a checkup and cleaning appointment at least once every six months. However, there may be times when you should see your dentist as soon as possible, even when you aren’t sure if you have a dental emergency. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we know that your oral health may not always follow a strict schedule, and we offer several customized treatment options to help you recover from most dental emergencies you might face. (more…)

A Few Considerations Before Getting Dental Implants

When you lose one or more teeth, their loss can become one of the biggest factors in the state of your oral health. The best way to control the potential effects to the rest of your smile is to replace the lost teeth, and in many cases, dental implants offer the most comprehensive solution for doing so. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we often recommend dental implants to help patients regain the good oral health, bite function, and confidence in their smiles that they deserve. (more…)

Why Porcelain Veneers Are Growing More Popular

Regardless of exactly what issues they want to fix, most patients who want to improve their smiles prefer to minimize how much treatment they receive. That’s why most cosmetic dental treatments are designed to achieve maximum results as conveniently and conservatively as possible. That’s also one of the many reasons why modern, custom-designed porcelain veneers are becoming an increasingly more popular solution. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we can often create a highly personalized smile improvement plan using just one or more custom porcelain veneers. Not only are the veneers tailored for optimal cosmetic results, but they can be placed with minimal alterations to the teeth that receive them. (more…)

A Closer Look at the Advantages of Dental Implants

Tooth loss has become less prominent as dental health care has advanced, but it still remains a significant problem for a large number of people. Fortunately, replacing lost teeth has become just as effective and convenient as taking care of your smile, especially with the help of highly lifelike dental implants. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we often recommend dental implants to help patients rebuild and preserve their healthy, beautiful smiles following tooth loss. As the root-like devices provide the most realistic way to support your replacement teeth, they offer several advantages for your smile that other, more conventional prosthetic options can’t offer. (more…)