Thinking About Straightening Your Smile?

Thinking About Straightening Your Smile?Straightening your smile is about more than your appearance. There are health benefits that come with straighter teeth. These benefits can happen whether you straighten your teeth as a teenager or as an adult. The healthy consequences of straightening your smile also include how you feel about its appearance. Increased confidence in laughing, talking, or showing off your smile are all possible effects of having a smile in which you feel more comfortable. Dr. Young and his team in Lafayette, LA is dedicated to providing you the tools to find your best smile.  (more…)

Bach Lunch And More Fun Events

Bach Lunch And More Fun EventsAutumn in Lafayette, LA is a beautiful time of year. It’s a lovely time to get outside and there are also lots of fun cultural events going on. Between the Bach Lunch series and the Annual Latin Music Festival, there is plenty for you and your entire family to enjoy. Autumn is also a great time of year to prioritize your dental needs. With 2019 just around the corner, you want to be sure to use all of your 2018 dental insurance benefits. Whether your needs be important to your health or just simply cosmetic, we can help you with your smile. If you have questions about your benefits or your dental needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.  (more…)

I Want A Straighter, Whiter Smile!

I Want A Straighter, Whiter Smile! Smiling can improve your mood. It can make you feel more confident, which can lead to better jobs, healthier relationships, and just an overall better quality of life. When you do not feel confident or when you feel specifically insecure about your smile’s appearance, it can affect your daily life. It may make you feel less inclined to smile, laugh, or even talk. If you hide during family photos or only smile with your mouth closed, you may feel insecure about your smile. If you avoid talking at work because you are embarrassed of your teeth, you deserve to not feel that way. You deserve to feel confident and secure with your smile’s appearance. You deserve to shine with your smile and speak up. Share your voice. Our office in Lafayette, LA has a patient special to whiten and straighten your teeth for $225. If the shade of your teeth and the alignment of your smile make you feel self-conscious, this is an opportune time to find your confidence.  (more…)

Dental Insurance: A Glossary Of Terms

Dental Insurance: A Glossary Of TermsUnless you work in insurance, a dental office, or have a hobby of studying dictionaries, it is likely that you are not completely familiar with the terminology used in dental insurance. Having a better understanding of these terms may lead to a better understanding of your benefits and policy. Remember that your dental insurance benefits will likely restart in 2019, so you want to utilize all you can in 2018. If you live in Lafayette, LA or surrounding areas and do not have dental insurance, we accept other forms of payment. Our office wants to help make sure you receive the dental care you need.  (more…)

Unique Smile Issues And Possible Solutions

Unique Smile Issues And Possible SolutionsIt is not a great feeling to think that your situation is so unique that no one else would understand. When it comes to the smile and especially to how the smile looks, you might be surprised at how common some issues are. Of course you know that many people seek to whiten their teeth because they feel insecure about the shade of their smile, but did you know that some people are also insecure about the proportion of gums to teeth? If you feel alone about some of your smile insecurities, you should know that you can always talk to your dental team in Lafayette, LA. There are solutions to most cosmetic smile issues. (more…)

Louisiana ComicCon And More

Louisiana ComicCon And More Lafayette, Louisiana is a community that thrives on history, culture, and fun. There seems to always be something fun and exciting to do in the city. The next few weeks are no exception. There are lots of fun things to do this week and next in Lafayette. Louisiana ComicCon is happening, along with plenty of other fun events for the whole family. The office of Michael J. Young, DDS is very proud to serve the smiles of families in the Lafayette and surrounding communities.  (more…)

Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2019

Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2019According to the National Association of Dental Plans, fewer than 3% of people with a PPO dental plan participants met or exceeded their plans annual maximum. This means that millions of Americans are leaving money on the table. If you have a dental insurance plan, it is likely similar to others in that this year’s benefits will end on December 31, 2018 and not roll over into 2019. If you have not made full use of your benefits, be sure to schedule your visits now to do so. Save money on preventive care and necessary treatments by using the most you can of your insurance. If you live in or near Lafayette, LA, our dental team can help you take care of your smile’s needs. (more…)

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…)