Important Reminders About Tooth Decay

Important Reminders About Tooth DecayTooth decay is an incredibly common condition. The commonality of it can sometimes lull people into thinking it is not an important or serious issue. However, tooth decay can cause severe problems for your smile and your overall health when left untreated. Preventing tooth decay is often as easy as practicing good oral hygiene every day and visiting your dentist for routine exams and cleanings. For people at a higher risk of decay, the routine dental visits become even more important as hygiene may not be enough to prevent decay from developing. If you live in or near Lafayette, LA, our team can help you keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

This Weekend’s Fun In Lafayette

This Weekend's Fun In LafayetteThe last weekend before Halloween is often filled with parties and trick-or-treating. In Lafayette, LA, there are plenty of cultural events and fun things to do this weekend (most not having anything to do with Halloween). If you are looking for something fun to do by yourself, with friends, or with the family, we have gathered a list together of some of the highlights. Our office can help you to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning, too! (more…)

3 Tips For A Smile-Healthy Halloween

3 Tips For A Smile-Healthy HalloweenYou know that candy and sugar are not the best of friends with your teeth’s health. So when there is a holiday overflowing with candy, it can be overwhelming to think about keep your smile and the smiles of your family healthy. To help you feel a bit less overwhelmed, we have three tips to help you keep smiles healthy this Halloween. The most important thing is to remember to try to keep your smile clean as often as possible to limit the amount of time tooth decay can attack. If you have any questions, your dental team in Lafayette, LA is here to help!  (more…)

I Think I Have Dental Anxiety

I Think I Have Dental AnxietyMillions of Americans get anxious just thinking about visiting the dentist. Some of those people have such a high level of fear and anxiety, they have what is known as odontophobia, an overwhelming fear of dentistry. Whether you have a full-on phobia or just a mild case of the jitters, it is important not to let your anxiety keep you from receiving important dental care. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA is prepared to help ease your nerves and discuss any trepidation you may have. When talking out your nervousness is not enough, distractions and sedation may help you get the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

Loud Snoring? Find A Quiet Solution

Loud Snoring? Find A Quiet SolutionIf you sleep near someone who snores loudly every night, you may be desperately seeking a solution. If you are the person who is doing the snoring, you may not bothered at night, but you may feel the effects the next morning. Along with your partner or family members being annoyed with you, you may feel drowsy despite having a full night of sleep. Loud snoring is not always a sign of the serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, if it is OSA, it could be putting you at a higher risk of health problems like heart disease, stroke, and more. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA can help you to find a quiet solution to the loud snoring in your house.  (more…)

What Is Tooth Contouring? Gum Contouring?

What Is Tooth Contouring? Gum Contouring?The difference between tooth and gum contouring is as simple as their names imply: tooth contouring has to do with the teeth and gum contouring with the gums. While the difference may be apparent, do you know what contouring your smile means? Both tooth contouring and gum contouring can help you to reshape your smile’s appearance. In some cases the reshaping can help transform the health of your smile, too. Your dental team in Lafayette, LA can help you to better understand if tooth contouring or gum contouring can help you with your smile’s specific needs.  (more…)

This Saturday: Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

This Saturday: Festivals Acadiens et CreolesFestivals Acadiens et Créoles is this weekend in Girard Park in Lafayette, LA. The Festival originally started as a tribute to the culture and music of the Lafayette, LA area. Acadians, or Cajuns, have a culture blended of French, Celtic, Scots-Irish, and Native American influences. This mixture is cultures creates a rich tapestry of tradition, songs, dances, food, and heritage. Louisiana tried to hold on to the French language and the rich culture, but over time, the United States tried to homogenize the country including Louisiana. The festival strives to represent modern culture and the rich history. Experience music from zydeco to oldest ballads to modern-day progressive, experimental Cajun music. Taste food like traditional gumbos to creative fusion like crawfish eggrolls. Cajun and Creole artisans, cooks, musicians, and vendors participate in this annual event to highlight and celebrate the rich culture this area has to offer.  La Place des Petits is an area of the festival just for children with games, activities, and story time that all focus on French language and Cajun and Creole culture. The Louisiana Craft Fair will also feature a children’s section. There will also be a Bayou Food Festival tend, cooking demonstrations in the Culture Sur La Table tent, and football-watching in the Sports Tent. There is camping on the grounds available, and there are also specials at nearby hotels to save and stay during the festival. (more…)

Ready For A Brighter Smile?

Ready for a brighter smileLooking into the mirror and seeing a dull yellow smile looking back at you can be discouraging. It can make you have a little less pep in your step. Conversely, seeing a bright, white smile looking back at you can make you feel years younger, fresher, and more ready to take on the world. Whitening your teeth with your dentist’s help can be a safe, fast, and effective way to achieve that bright smile you are seeking. If you live in or near Lafayette, LA, you can take advantage of our current patient special of $100 off of Zoom! whitening(more…)

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month!

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month! The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a month to raise awareness about the importance of dental hygiene. Not only is it a good time to check in with yourself about the last time you had a routine cleaning, but you can also check in with yourself about your routine at home. It is recommended that everyone get a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, so that bacterial tartar can be removed from your teeth. October is also a great time of year to check in on your dental benefits and use them before the end of the year. Contact your dental team in Lafayette, LA to ask about your benefits or smile needs.  (more…)