Category: General Dentistry

Is Your Snoring More than Annoying?

Sleeping next to a snoring partner can be annoying. It can also keep you awake and grate on your nerves, and in extreme cases, snoring can even strain the relationship between two otherwise loving people. Sometimes, however, there is more than meets the ear, and snoring may be more than a mere irritation, even if… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Reminds You Not to Forget Hygiene this Halloween

The season is ripe for the candy harvest, and children of all ages are gearing up to roam the streets searching for sweet treasures or crash monster parties to celebrate. In fact, candy largely makes Halloween the successful holiday it is today. Aside from making Halloween special, however, candy also poses a considerable threat to… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Explores Different Teeth of the World

The human tooth is an interesting biological study. Although small and perhaps the most commonly lost body part next to hair, teeth are surprisingly strong. Your teeth are strong enough to continually handle a human bite, which can exert up to 200psi of pressure. The enamel that covers them is the second strongest substance on… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Gives You Tips to Handle a Dental Emergency

Our readers and patients know that brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once are essential habits for maintaining your oral health. Dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease typically begin with excessive plaque buildup, which proper oral hygiene can help you limit. Unfortunately, however, the best dental habits… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Warns: Don’t Ignore Tooth Decay

By the age of 39, approximately 86.7% of adults in the United States have had at least one instance of tooth decay in their permanent teeth. By the age of 59, that number jumps to 95.1%. Because cavities are such a common occurrence, many people are lulled into believing that tooth decay is a normal,… Read more »

Trust Us, Pick the Soft-Bristled Toothbrush

Before the invention of acrylic, toothbrush bristles were made from all kinds of materials we would not think of putting in our mouths today. While other mammals contributed to the animal hair toothbrush bristle industry, the most popular toothbrushes were made from boar’s hair bristles. One of the major disadvantages to these animal hair toothbrushes… Read more »

Could Your Jaw Ache Be TMJ-Related?

Discomfort in your temporomandibular joints, or TMJ disorder, can be excruciating. The joints connect your lower jaw (mandible) to the temple area on either side of your skull (temporal bone). Along with the muscles that surround them, the joints are responsible for allowing your jaw’s diverse range of movements. Several factors are associated with TMJ… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Sheds Light on Proper Dental Habits

Doing the most you can for your oral health is as simple as one, two, and three; brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once, and visit your dentist at least twice a year. As simple as the proper oral hygiene routine is, if done incorrectly, you may wind up causing… Read more »

Tips for National Picnic Month from Your Lafayette Dentist

The bright sun, beautiful foliage, and relaxed atmosphere of July make it the ideal month for enjoying nature. That may be the reason why the powers that be have designated July as National Picnic Month. Before you pack your basket full of goodies, however, your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Michael Young, gives you some ideas for… Read more »

Revisit the Basics of Oral Health with Your Lafayette Dentist

  How often do you think about your oral health? If you are like most people, then the answer is probably “not very often.” Your teeth, however, are essential to everyday functions like eating and speaking and deserve at least a little consideration. Lafayette dentist Dr. Michael Young encourages you to take this Basics of… Read more »