If 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.
More Smiles Blog
June 20, 2018
Your 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.
June 6, 2018
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.
May 25, 2018
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.
May 13, 2018
The 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.
April 16, 2018
There 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.
April 13, 2018
Your dentist couldn’t do what they do without the support of their staff. Hygienists play a particularly important role because they are the experts who clean your teeth and coach you on how to care for your smile better at home. They love to interact with patients, and they get a high level of satisfaction from building relationships and seeing people improve their oral health. Would you like to get to know one of our office’s fantastic hygienists a little better? Meet Jill Boren!
March 16, 2018
If you have specific dental issues, you might be able to benefit from seeing a dental specialist. Visiting a general dentist may not be the best for you smile because they might not have the extra training and expertise that you need to address a more complex problem. Learn more about different types of dental specialties and experts that address them in this week’s blog post.
March 15, 2018
At MoreSMILES, we’re proud to have a talented team who work together to provide all the services our patients need, from preventive care to advanced restorations. Leading our team is the highly skilled and passionate dentist Dr. James A. Moreau. He would love to get to know you in person, but if you’d like a little preview of what you can expect when you meet him, here are some basic facts about our awesome doctor.
February 19, 2018
As parents, we want the absolute best for our kids. When it comes to their dental care, many parents think that means kids have to visit a pediatric dentist. For many children, visiting a family dentistry practice is actually a much better choice. Unless your little ones experience a serious concern with their dental development, a family practice may offer the ideal solution for every stage of dentistry services. The Covington dentist and team at MoreSMILES Dental Spa invite patients of all ages to visit our family dentistry office to experience a different kind of dental care. Learn more about us in this post or reach out to us to schedule a family dental appointment today.