Category: Family Dentistry

3 Tips For A Smile-Healthy Halloween

You 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Back To School Smile Tips

In Lafayette, LA, and throughout the rest of the country, it’s almost time for school to be back in session. When it comes to back-to-school season, it can be easy to get focused on school supplies and new clothes, but health is just as important to remember. Preparing your kids’ smiles for going back to… Read more »

Making Dental Care More Fun for the Family

Are you tired of having to police your kids’ dental care? Tired of feeling like the bad guy, every single time you have to remind them to brush their teeth, or stand over them as they do so. If so, take a tip from your family’s preventive dentist, and find ways to make oral care… Read more »

3 Facts about Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common occurrence in children and adults alike. Improper hygiene techniques, and lack of preventive care are main contributors to the necessity of restorative treatments and further dental work. Decay is often painless and can go unnoticed for quite some time. In many cases, it is only detected by X-ray, which is… Read more »

Quiz: What Causes Toothaches?

At some point in your life, you’ve probably experienced a toothache. The discomfort can range from mild to unbearable, depending the cause of your tooth pain. Understanding the factors behind a toothache can help you prevent future occurrences and protect your smile.

Are you Aware of Eruption Cysts in Teething Babies?

Finding an unidentifiable bump, lesion, or bruise on your child’s body is very frightening for parents; especially those who are raising a child for the first time. Imagine looking over at your crying little one only to see a bluish-purple lump prominently situated on their gums. This might sound very scary,  but eruption hematomas (or… Read more »

Post Tooth Extraction Tips

There are many different types of dental surgeries. Some are simple, and others are a bit more invasive and challenging. Tooth extractions are usually one of the easier procedures. Generally necessary when one of your teeth is impacted, injured, or damaged beyond repair by infection, extractions may require little more than a local anesthetic. Extractions are also… Read more »

How to Improve Your Family’s Dental Health

Dental care means different things to different people, including each member of your family. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Michael J. Young understands that optimal dental care means individualized attention for each and every member of your family. Some aspects of dental health, however, are largely universal for everyone. For instance, good hygiene means attentive… Read more »

Should You Say Good-Bye to Gummy Vitamins?

A fun way for your child to get the recommended daily allowance of key vitamins and minerals, AND it tastes like candy? If it sounds too good to be true, there’s probably a good reason. Parents and children across the country have fallen for the seemingly harmless, kid-approved gummy multivitamin. The growing popularity of gummy… Read more »