Category: Oral Health

3 Tips For A Healthy Holiday Smile

Hanukkah’s traditional treats are gold coins of chocolate. Christmas has cookies, candy canes, fudge, sugar plums, figgy pudding, and on and on. With all of this sugar around, how is it possible to keep your smile safe and healthy during the holiday season? Our team in Lafayette, LA has made a list of three tips… Read more »

Bad Habits That Can Affect Your Smile

Good habits can change your life. For example, drinking enough water can keep you hydrated and keep your smile healthy. Flossing your teeth at least once a day can keep your smile healthy. Going for a walk every day is a great habit to develop. If building good habits can positively impact your life, keeping… Read more »

Tobacco’s Negative Effects On Your Smile

Tobacco does not have a great reputation. Whether or not you use it, you probably think you have heard all the negative effects it can have on your health. The ill-effects are not just limited to cigarettes either, especially when it comes to the effects on your mouth’s health. Chewing tobacco and dip, along with… Read more »

4 Tips For Holiday Tooth Protection

The holidays are right around the corner and we have already celebrated Halloween. As you know, the holidays are filled with sugary treats and beverages, and sugar is bad for your teeth. Oral bacteria feed on sugar and metabolize it into acids that lead to tooth decay. You can help protect your family’s teeth this… Read more »

Healthy Drinks that Could Be Damaging Your Smile

In your quest to get healthy this year, do you find yourself consuming a variety of drinks that claim to detoxify, rejuvenate or otherwise enrich your body? From green juices to fruit-infused water, protein powders to detoxes, there are a number of seemingly healthy products that claim they can help make you healthier than ever… Read more »

Can You Prevent Dental Problems This Summer?

Have you been spending lots of time poolside, so far this summer? Perhaps the extra time you have had off work and the longer daylight hours you’ve been enjoying, have led you on adventures both near and far, soaking up the sunrays (safely) and, more importantly, the time with loved ones? What about preventive dentistry,… Read more »

Ever Wonder What Your Smile Really Needs? Part Two

Did you commit to taking better care of your smile this year? Are you determined to make it to December without a single cavity? If so, you may have already vowed to brush and floss your teeth daily. You may even have scheduled your six-month dental checkups and cleanings. If you really want to enjoy… Read more »

3 Reasons to Worry About Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the more wide-spread dental health issues, affecting more than half of the adult population in the United States. The good news is that with good hygiene and proper dental care, you can largely prevent gum disease from developing. However, if you notice the signs of its beginning stage, known as… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy All Through the Season

Fall is a wonderful season for all things food, from pumpkin-spiced everything to pounds of sweet treats. And then there is that Thanksgiving feast to look forward to, followed up by a number of holiday parties. There is definitely a lot to love about autumnal eating. But, not all those foods your belly loves so… Read more »

Eating and Drinking for Oral Health

Like every other part of the body, teeth need the proper nourishment to stay strong. A varied and nutritious diet benefits all the systems in your body, and there are a few vitamins and minerals that particularly support your teeth. Eating and drinking for oral health is one preventive strategy that can help decrease the… Read more »