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Jerome Smith | Doctor
Dr. J. Jerome Smith

Dr. J. Jerome Smith graduated cum laude from the University of Louisiana, then completed his studies at LSU’s School Dentistry. He has been practicing comprehensive, state-of-the art dentistry for more than 35 years. For the past three decades, he has focused on implant dentistry and comprehensive adult reconstructive care.

Among Dr. Smith’s many career highlights are receiving recognition as a Diplomate for the International Congress of Oral Implantology and serving as a Past Continuing Education Chairman for the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at LSU School of Dentistry. He is involved with Latin World Ministries Dental/Medical Project and the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic.

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Daniel Domingue | Doctor
Dr. Danny Domingue

Dr. Daniel Domingue was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduating from St. Thomas More. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his undergraduate degree, then completed his DDS degree at the LSU School Dentistry in New Orleans. Prior to joining his uncle’s practice, he practiced dentistry for several years in Lake Charles.

Dr. Domingue has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the highest award possible for general dentists practicing implantology. He was the youngest dentist to ever receive this recognition.

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  • “ Dr. Smith and Domingue are absolutely amazing! They do amazing work and they are very accommodating. Dr. Domingue saw me on Labor day to do an emergency fix for me on his day off! They have the nicest staff. I recommend them 100%.”
    Alivia F.
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  • “ I have had the best experience with Dr. Domingue and his staff! He's kind, professional, and is extremely involved with every aspect of the patient care. His staff is one of the friendliest I have ever met. They don't only work in your mouth, they form real professional relationships. Dr. Domingue recently told me he was going to work with my time because, "you are way busier than I am". What a humble statement! I was so impressed when he recently shared that he was going on a mission trip to serve in Mexico. I think he is a gift to the lafayette community, and everyone needs to know.”
    Laura M.
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  • “ Most people don't enjoy going to the dentist but I actually do. Dr. Domingue is extremely caring and knowledgeable and the entire staff is so kind every time I have an appointment. Thank you for your excellent service! I HIGHLY recommend this group.”
    Hannah B.
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Bad Breath? Here's What You Need to Know

Dentists in Lafayette LA

If you’ve been told you have bad breath, once you recovered from the embarrassment of it, you probably have wondered what to do about it.

First you should take a trip to your dentists in Lafayette, LA, Drs. Smith and Domingue, to determine if there is something serious going on. Gum disease can often present as bad breath that just won’t go away—regardless of how many times you brush or how much mouthwash you use.

Once you’ve ruled out gum disease or another oral health issue, here are three steps you can take to make sure your breath is more fresh than foul.

How to Avoid Bad Breath

There are things you can do every day to keep bad breath at bay:

  1. Brush after eating. This might seem like a no-brainer, but since the recommendation is to brush twice per day, most people probably do not brush—let alone floss—after each meal. But keeping food trapped between teeth for hours can certainly contribute to bad breath.
  2. Drink a lot of water throughout the day. Caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and soda can actually make you dehydrated. Some medications can also have the same effect. Letting your mouth get dry means there is less saliva to wash away food and other particles from your teeth. The longer they sit there, the more they can contribute to bad breath.
  3. Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. Bacteria can collect on your tongue—particularly at the back of your tongue—and cause odors.

Talk to Your Dentist about Bad Breath

It’s always a good idea to make sure your bad breath is not a sign of a serious dental problem. Make an appointment with your Layfayette, LA dentists Drs. Smith and Domingue today!