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6 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Routine Visits to the Dentist

September 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 8:30 pm

A man at his dental appointment.Our parents, teachers and family doctors always emphasize the importance of managing our health. We’re told to eat a balanced diet and spend enough time outside exercising, but how often are we told to visit our dentist regularly? While at-home oral care is on the rise, many adults still don’t make it a habit to visit the dentist every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association.

To learn six reasons why routine dental visits are essential, keep reading!


A Trusted Dentist Explains the Top 10 Reasons for Toothaches

September 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:47 pm

Woman with tooth pain.Toothaches are strange, aren’t they? When you feel pain in your teeth, a lot of the times you don’t know why or what caused it. Toothaches can come out of nowhere and cause you real pain and inconvenience. Have you ever been at work and felt a toothache out of the blue? It can make your daily tasks much harder because that aching in your tooth is your main focus. Learn the top 10 reasons for tooth pain, with number 1 being the most common cause of toothaches from a trusted dentist.


Fact vs. Fiction: Debunking 4 Myths About Dental Implants

August 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 8:45 pm

facts vs mythsIf you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you’ve probably heard a lot about this treatment. Some of what you’ve heard might thrill you and make you look forward to restoring your smile with implants. Then again, maybe you’ve come across some information that makes you hesitate to ask your dentist if this procedure is right for you. Let’s take a moment to debunk a few common myths about dental implants so you’ll be able to commit to them with confidence.


Wondering How to Floss? Here Are Some Tips From a Dentist

July 28, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:18 pm

woman using flossBrushing your teeth twice a day is vital for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But flossing is every bit as important. In this post, we’ll share some dentist-recommended tips for performing this daily aspect of dental care.


Want to Boost Your Gum Health? Eat These Foods!

July 25, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:10 pm

man eating vegetablesIf you want to maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy body, it is vital that you take care of your gums. The pink tissue that holds your teeth in place is more than just an accessory for your smile. If it becomes infected or inflamed, you could end up suffering from chronic bad breath, tooth loss, and even systemic health problems. An excellent oral hygiene routine is essential for protecting your gum health, but we encourage you to supplement your brushing and flossing with a diet that is full of gum-friendly goodies.


Your Dentist Sends a Shout Out to Theresa, an Awesome Hygienist

June 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:17 pm

theresa and husbandYour dentist couldn’t do what they do without the support of a talented team. Our office has an amazing staff, which includes three remarkable dental hygienists. You’ve probably met at least one of them during your appointments with us, but it’s hard to do a lot of chatting when you’re getting your teeth cleaned. Would you like to get to know our team a bit better? Today we’re shining a spotlight on Theresa, a fun-loving hygienist who leads an active and full life.


Your Dentist Compares Store-Bought and Custom-Made Mouthguards

June 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 10:56 pm

A store-bought mouth guard.With so many cheap options available at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store, patients often ask the question “Do I need a custom-made mouthguard from my dentist?” While these over-the-counter mouthguards may sound appealing, it’s important that patients understand the difference between them and a professionally-made mouthguard from their dentist.

Today, your dentist will compare these two types of mouthguards and provide a recommendation. It’s crucial that your child’s mouth is fully protected not just for your peace of mind, but for their ongoing development.


Your Dentist Can Help You Define and Treat Dental Emergencies!

May 25, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:59 pm

An illustration of a dental emergency.Like any emergency, dental emergencies can appear when we least expect them. One moment we’re biking on a warm Saturday or eating a toasted sandwich at our favorite restaurant, the next moment we’re grabbing our mouth in pain. While dental emergencies are typically not as severe as other situations, they still need to be examined by an emergency dentist.

If you don’t know if you’re having a dental emergency, your dentist is here to help. Here’s what to do before your appointment.


Dentist Caters to the Oral Health Need for Women for a Healthy Smile

May 13, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Madelaine @ 5:51 pm

beautiful woman smilingThe Week of May 13th-19th is dedicated as National Women’s Health Week, which features information women can take to achieve better health. Although you may focus on your heart or other aspects of your general well-being, you may be overlooking another vital area—your dental health. Your oral health is directly linked to your overall health. To promote both, your dentist will cater to your specific needs to protect your teeth and gums.

Detecting Skin Cancer at the Dentist

April 16, 2018

Filed under: Family Dentistry — Tags: , — tntadmin @ 9:43 pm

older man smilingThere are lots of sunny days in Louisiana. And for the most part, that’s a good thing. However, we probably don’t need to tell you that there is a link between over exposure to the sun and skin cancer. And while most people think of seeing a dermatologist when they think of skin cancer, the truth of the matter is that your dentist may actually be the first one to detect this disease.


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