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What Happens During Gum Graft Treatment?

Your gums hold your teeth in place and prevent bacteria from invading the roots, so if yours are receding, you may need gum graft treatment. Here’s what to expect.
Feb 8th, 2024

Should I Be Screened for Oral Cancer?

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.
Jan 12th, 2024
Your Complete Guide to Getting Dental Implants

Your Complete Guide to Getting Dental Implants

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.
Oct 2nd, 2023
5 Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry

5 Reasons to Consider Laser Dentistry

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. 
Sep 1st, 2023

Why Am I So Nervous About Going to the Dentist?

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.
Jul 5th, 2023

Reasons You Shouldn't Neglect Your Gums

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.
Jun 5th, 2023
Why You Shouldn't Go Without a Missing Tooth

Why You Shouldn't Go Without a Missing Tooth

If you think a missing tooth is merely a cosmetic problem, think again. In addition to wrecking your smile, that lost tooth wreaks havoc on your oral health. Here’s why you shouldn’t brush it off.
May 1st, 2023
Meet Our Newest Provider: Dr. Laura Smith

Meet Our Newest Provider: Dr. Laura Smith

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.
Apr 4th, 2023
Signs You're Brushing Too Hard

Signs You're Brushing Too Hard

If brushing your teeth twice a day is good, is it even better to brush them more often or scrub harder? Find out here if you’re overdoing it at the sink.
Mar 13th, 2023
The Link Between Your Heart and Gum Disease

The Link Between Your Heart and Gum Disease

Can brushing your teeth prevent a heart attack? Maybe. Learn how your gums and heart share a unique connection and how staving off gum disease can preserve your heart health.
Feb 6th, 2023
When to Choose a Dental Implant Over a Bridge

When to Choose a Dental Implant Over a Bridge

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.
Jan 1st, 2023
5 Reasons to Get Treatment for Your Receding Gums

5 Reasons to Get Treatment for Your Receding Gums

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.
Dec 16th, 2022
What to Expect From Periodontal Maintenance

What to Expect From Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is a special type of oral cleaning specifically focused on helping those with periodontal disease stop, manage, and defend against the possible side effects of this condition.
Nov 8th, 2022
How To Prevent Dry Sockets After Tooth Extraction

How To Prevent Dry Sockets After Tooth Extraction

No one wants to have a tooth pulled, but sometimes it’s the best way to preserve your oral health. The key to a smooth extraction experience is to avoid a dry socket. Here’s what you need to know.
Oct 1st, 2022
 How Not Flossing Affects Your Teeth and Gums

How Not Flossing Affects Your Teeth and Gums

Flossing is one of the most important parts of dental hygiene. If you brush off this step, you could be setting yourself up for a long list of problems. Here’s what happens when you don’t floss.
Sep 1st, 2022
How Bone Grafting Can Enhance Your Dental Implant Process

How Bone Grafting Can Enhance Your Dental Implant Process

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.
Aug 1st, 2022
5 Reasons To Consider a Sinus Lift

5 Reasons To Consider a Sinus Lift

You know what a nose job is, but what’s a sinus lift? Find out when you might need this routine procedure and why your dentist may be the one to do it.
Jun 1st, 2022
Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

About 5 million people a year get their wisdom teeth removed. Should you be one of them? Keep reading to learn why wisdom tooth extraction is so prevalent and what’s in it for you.
May 4th, 2022
8 Causes of Gum Recession

8 Causes of Gum Recession

If your teeth seem to be getting longer, it’s just an optical illusion. Your teeth aren’t growing — your gums are shrinking. Find out what causes gum recession so you can stop it and save your teeth.
Apr 14th, 2022
Is Periodontal Disease Serious?

Is Periodontal Disease Serious?

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.
Mar 30th, 2022

Should You See a Dentist or Periodontist?

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...
Mar 15th, 2021

What Are the 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease?

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...
Mar 15th, 2021

Dental Implants Surgery: Everything you need to know

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...
Apr 13th, 2020
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