Category: Oral Hygiene

Ways You Can Improve Your Gum Health

Did you know that gum disease is the leading reason for tooth loss in Americans? Many people believe that gum health is secondary to dental health, but the two are so closely related that they are both a top priority. Maintaining healthy gums is important for the long-term health of your smile. If you notice… Read more »

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month!

The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a month to raise awareness about the importance of dental hygiene. Not only is it a good time to check in with yourself about the last time you had a routine cleaning, but you can also check in with yourself about your routine at home…. Read more »

6 Tips For Brushing Your Teeth Effectively

We all probably believe that we are good at brushing our teeth especially since most of us have been doing it for a very long time. The unfortunate news is that there are still a lot of people, both children and adults, that are not brushing their teeth effectively. While even ineffective brushing can help… Read more »

Brush, Floss, Visit, Repeat

You probably know how important it is that you visit us for your six-month checkups and cleanings because we make sure you to tell you every time we see you. We also encourage you to take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home. This is because all parts of preventive care – both… Read more »

Follow the Proper Flossing Procedure

When was the last time you flossed your teeth? If you answered, “today,” than great! If you avoid flossing, any dentist will encourage you to do better, but know that you’re not alone. In fact, roughly 73%  of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss. To motivate you, ask yourself why flossing is so… Read more »

How to Care for Your Dentures

If you have recently received dentures at our Lafayette, LA practice, you may be wondering about the best way to maintain your restorations. Just as you should practice good hygiene for your natural teeth, you should also carefully maintain your dentures. Even though your new teeth are synthetic, if you do not clean them properly,… 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 »

Dental Cleaning Mistakes Presented by Your Lafayette, LA Dentist

Is your dental cleaningtechnique correct? Surprisingly, this question is oftentimes answered incorrectly by many patients. While most people believe their teeth brushing skills have been perfected after years of practice, their dental exams sometimes prove otherwise. In fact, a lot of patients make common, yet easy-to-correct mistakes that attribute to less-than-perfect brushing habits. To teach… 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 »

What You Should Know About Summer’s Most Beloved Cold Drinks

As the months become warmer, thirst becomes greater, and little says summer like an ice-cold glass of tea, lemonade, or even a fruit smoothie. In fact, for many people, summertime refreshments are among the greatest things about summer. Nevertheless, just because they’re popular doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good for you or your oral health, and… Read more »