The Close Of The Feel Good Festival

The Close Of The Feel Good Festival The Feel Good Festival has been in full swing in Lafayette, LA for the entire month of August. Just like the month of August, it is coming to a close. The festival is full of events and activities all designed to make everybody feel better and ultimately to feel good. Early on in the month, there was the opening event with storytellers and a singalong. There have been poetry readings, community groups, and yoga for the whole family to enjoy. There have been food drives and paper recycling events, too! As the last week of August winds down, the last of the Feel Good Festival events will happen.  (more…)

Packing Lunches For Healthy Smiles

Packing Lunches For Healthy Smiles Meal prepping is a very in trend right now, which means that many adults and children are eating packed lunches. With school back in session in Lafayette, LA, if you are the prepper of meals in the family or the packer of lunches, you probably want to know some tips for easy, healthy lunches. When it comes to healthy smiles, nutrition is important. Your mouths are the first stop for good things and bad things entering your body. Moderation is key when it comes to sweets and treats, right? The same applies to the lunchbox. We have devised a few other simple tips to remember for packing a lunch with a healthy smile in mind.  (more…)

What Makes A Routine Cleaning So Important?

dental cleaning importantSometimes we hear advice so often that we forget why it is so important. While some advice like “look both ways before crossing the street” makes perfect common sense, some recommendations may be harder to understand their importance. Starting once the first teeth come in, a person should visit the dentist for an exam and cleaning at least twice a year or once every six months. Why are dental cleanings so important to do in this recommended amount of time? The short answer is that routine cleanings can help prevent dental problems. If you live in Lafayette, LA, and it has been awhile since your last dental cleaning, schedule an appointment as soon as you can.  (more…)

Should I Be Worried About My Snoring?

Should I Be Worried About My Snoring?Millions of people in America snore on a nightly basis. Many of those snorers live here in Lafayette, LA. Perhaps you or your partner snore every night. When is snoring just a nuisance and when is it a sign of a problematic sleep disorder? Snoring that is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is something that should not be ignored. If you or someone in your family snores every night, it may be time to talk to your dentist about it. If your snoring is a symptom of OSA, it can have devastating effects on your daily life and some pretty harmful consequences on your long-term health. Treating sleep apnea can give you a better quality of life while decreasing the risks of the related health problems. (more…)

3 Smile Changes In Aging Smiles

3 Smile Changes In Aging SmilesAs we get older, there are some changes in our body that are more pronounced than other changes. For example, once you hit 40 or 50, you may feel your joints ache a little more for no real reason. The changes inside of your mouth may not be one of the most obvious changes in your body. Since your mouth is the gateway to your overall health, protecting your smile can mean preventing some other health issues in other areas of your body. Understanding the natural changes in your mouth may help you better protect your smile. Your dentist in Lafayette, LA wants to help you protect your smile’s health at any age.  (more…)

Addressing Damage Caused By Bruxism

Addressing Damage Caused By BruxismBruxism is the habitual grinding of your teeth against each other. It can be caused by a misalignment of your smile or stress; it usually occurs unconsciously while you are sleeping. It may seem like an innocuous problem, but it can actually cause quite a bit of damage to your smile. Over time, the friction caused by the grinding can create tiny cracks and fissures in the surfaces of your teeth. These cracks can become gateways to bacterial attacks to cause tooth decay. The cracks can also grow larger over time leaving your teeth vulnerable to severe breakage and sensitivity. Bruxism can also cause headaches and strain on your jaw joints. If you are Lafayette, LA, and think you may be grinding your teeth, it is important to speak to your dentist about it soon to stop the problem and address the damage.   (more…)

Art Walk, Awards, Reunions, Oh My!

Art Walk, Awards, Reunions, Oh My! Lafayette, Louisiana is a vibrant town full of fun and exciting things to do! This week is no different with plenty of options of fun events and activities. We have gathered up some of the most interesting things going on this week and weekend. When you are getting ready for your next big event and you are wanting your smile to look its best, count on our team to help you.  (more…)

Are DIY Natural Products Safe For My Teeth?

Are DIY Natural Products Safe For My Teeth?With the popularity of Etsy, Pinterest, endless blogs, and even DIY shows on television, inspiration for do-it-yourself natural beauty products, cleaning supplies, and more are endless. When it comes to your smile, you may think that anything natural is safe for your teeth. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Today, let’s sort through the solutions that are safe for the smile and those that can cause harm. If you live in Lafayette, LA, and have specific questions about natural products, please feel free to contact our office.  (more…)

Why Do I Need A Dental Filling?

Why Do I Need A Dental Filling?You probably do your best to defend against cavities. You watch what you eat and drink. You drink plenty of water. You brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. You visit the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning. You are vigilant about your smile’s health because you know how important it is. Then why do you need a dental filling? Unfortunately, good care and constant vigilance are not the only factors in protecting your smile from tooth decay. Genetics, bruxism, your mouth’s pH balance, or even just missing spots during your hygiene routine can all contribute to and cause cavities. If your dentist in Lafayette, LA, has recommended a dental filling, it is because it can disinfect, restore, and protect your tooth.  (more…)