Category: Family Dentistry

The Link Between Tap Water, Bottled Water, and Tooth Decay

Over the last five years, Americans’ consumption of bottled water has increased at an astounding rate. According to the International Bottled Water Association and Beverage Marketing Corporation, Americans drank 9.7 billion gallons of bottled water in 2012. Many of Dr. Michael J. Young’s patients have concerns about whether drinking bottled water instead of tap water will… Read more »

Can Changing Your Shopping Habits Help Prevent Cavities?

If you grew up like most Americans, your parents probably warned you that eating too much sugar would “rot your teeth.” As a concerned parent, you’ve probably found yourself admonishing your own children to limit their sugar intake or run the risk of developing cavities. Unfortunately, reducing the amount of what scientists call “free sugars”… Read more »

Learn About Teeth with Your Lafayette Dentist

Lafayette Dentists Explains Teeth’s Defenses Given the wide range of dental hygiene products, dental restoration techniques, and prevalence of dental diseases, you might think that human were teeth were utterly defenseless against the afflictions that plague them. If so, then you might also be surprised to learn that your teeth are actually protected by the… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Answer FAQs About Root Canal Therapy

Admit it, few things fill you with terror like the words “root canal”. Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Rumors and inaccurate information have harmed the reputation of this safe and comfortable procedure. Root canal therapy actually helps protect and preserve your smile against infection. In today’s blog, your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Michael Young, answers your questions… Read more »

Top 3 Surprising Facts about Dental Cleanings with Your Lafayette, LA Dentist

Enjoying vibrant health is all about balance. When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you have to strike just the right balance between regular at-home dental care and professional maintenance. While it’s no surprise that regular dental cleanings and checkups are a vital part of keeping your smile bright and healthy, you… Read more »

Lafayette Family Dentist Explains the Timing of Your Dental Health

In today’s hectic world, overlooking or postponing the little things is a common practice, and prioritizing is a vital part of adult life. Considering you do it at least twice a day (hopefully), brushing and flossing may seem like one of those little things that can wait until later to save you some time in… Read more »

Your Family Needs a Good Dentist

You can brush and floss your teeth religiously, and teach your children to do the same, and yet still your dental hygiene may be lacking. A toothbrush and dental floss are essential elements for a clean mouth; but much like your systemic health is at its best when you attend regular physical examinations, smiles require… Read more »