When you think of cancer, you probably think of the top three: breast, lung, and prostate, but thousands develop and die from oral cancer every year. Here’s what you need to know about oral cancer and when to get screened.
Missing teeth detract from your smile, change your profile, and increase your risk for misalignment, gum disease, and bone loss. Dental implants can solve all of those issues. Here’s what getting dental implants entails.
We’ve traded in old-school drills and scalpels for high-tech lasers, and you’ll never view a trip to the dentist the same way again. Here’s a look at laser dentistry and the top reasons you should make the switch.
Fear of the dentist is so prevalent it has its own name — dentophobia. Knowing why you dread going to the dentist is the first step in overcoming dental anxiety. The next step is learning about fear-fighting techniques to make your visit enjoyable.
Everyone knows that brushing and flossing are essential for healthy teeth, but did you know that gum care is just as important? Here’s what happens when you neglect your gums and how you can keep yours strong and healthy.
Like the South Louisiana families we serve, our practice is growing. We’re happy to introduce our associate doctor, Laura Smith, DDS. Take a moment to get to know her and see why we trust her — and why you can, too.
Ignoring a lost tooth is a bad idea. It puts you at risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and crooked teeth. But which replacement option is best? Here’s a comparison of two popular choices: bridges and dental implants.
Healthy gums are firm and light pink and hug your teeth securely. If they shrink away, they can’t support your teeth, causing several oral health problems. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore receding gums.
Dental implants replace missing teeth and restore your mouth to full function and like-new appearance. But it takes a strong jawbone to support the implant, and you may need a bone graft to shore yours up. Here’s how it works.
Are your gums bright red and puffy? Do you sometimes see a streak of blood mixed with your toothpaste when you spit? You might have periodontitis, which means your overall health may be in danger. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore these signs.
Aside from cosmetic concerns, there are lots of reasons you shouldn’t live with missing teeth. Replacing them can save your oral — and your overall — health. Read on to learn more about the gold standard: dental implants.
According to research by the American Dental Association, 95 percent of the American population considers oral hygiene essential to their overall health and well-being. However, even with this widely held opinion, many Americans fail to practice...
Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a condition that occurs when bacteria found in plaque build up around teeth and gums, causing inflammation. Without treatment, this inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to deteriorate...
This type of procedure is usually not as scary as many people think. In fact, recovery time depends on your general oral hygiene, your body’s ability to heal, your age and the length of time the extraction itself took.
There are few things as impactful as losing your teeth and not having an option for replacement. Fortunately, if you lost teeth in an accident, because of an uncontrolled systemic disease or any other unfavourable situation...