Healthy Holidays

Preventive Dentistry Lafayette LAPart of the reason we love what we do is because of the great patients we have – patients like you! We are thankful for you and that you have been a part of our dental practice in 2014 and love developing relationships with you and your family.

We wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy 2015. Our commitment to excellence in dentistry will continue. We look forward to working with you to improve and maintain your oral health by providing comprehensive preventive treatments for your entire family.

Digital x-rays are still the best way to detect decay in its earliest stages. We take periodic x-rays to look for other conditions such as bone loss, infection, cysts, tumors, and abscesses.

Periodontal evaluations detect gum disease by measuring the periodontal pocketing around your teeth. Keeping your gums healthy not only protects your teeth, but also your overall health. Researchers discovered a link between gum disease and stroke, heart attacks, and diabetes. 

Professional dental cleanings reach the areas between your teeth and beneath your gums that your toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach.

Oral evaluations allow Drs. Smith or Domingue to examine your teeth and perform a life-saving oral cancer screening. 

When you focus on prevention instead of waiting for problems to arise, you are doing more to protect your health. Missing even one periodic oral exam can give common dental conditions the time it takes to become serious. Even though you may feel fine by the time pain occurs and you notice a problem, your condition may require complex procedures that could have been avoided. If you are making New Years resolutions, include preventive oral health care in your list because it can save you time and money.

Stop by our Facebook page and share your New Years resolutions with us. We love to hear your goals and to stay in touch with our patients.