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Why Complete Dentistry in Lafayette, LA Is Better

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At J. Jerome Smith, DDS & Daniel Domingue, DDS, we provide comprehensive and complete dentistry to patients across Louisiana and have been doing so for over 30 years! Our team believes in quality care and convenience, which is why we are a one-stop location for our patients.

Further, our dentists are so experienced and skilled that they provide specialty training to other dentists across the country and have been widely published.

We invite you to experience comprehensive dentistry in Lafayette, LA! And read on to learn why complete and comprehensive dentistry is better.

Trusting Your Dentist Matters

Whether you’re looking for preventive, general, or cosmetic dentistry, you want a dental team you can trust ...

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How We Make Dentistry Affordable

Has concern over the cost of treatment kept you from visiting the dentist over the years? You’re not alone! Price is a concern for many patients, especially if you don’t have dental insurance.

The truth is, dental insurance only defrays a small portion of the fee when you need significant dental treatment. Dr. J. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue understand this, which is why we work with third-party financing companies to help make the dentistry you need affordable for your budget.

CareCredit

If you are looking at an elaborate treatment plan that requires multiple phases or complicated procedures, CareCredit can help you break the total cost of your treatment into affordable monthly ...

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3 Drinks to Limit for Healthier Teeth

Dentist Working with Patient | Dentist in Lafayette

When it comes to protecting your oral health, it often starts with what we eat each day. Most of us understand that sugary foods are harmful to our teeth; however, have you ever stopped to consider the impact that the beverages you drink might have on your teeth? Many of the drinks you consume can actually damage your smile. Your dentist in Lafayette shares some of the worst culprits.

#1: Sodas and Soft Drinks

Soda is definitely the worst beverage choice for your teeth because it's a triple threat. First, soda contains a lot of sugar, which fuels the bacteria on your teeth that produce the acids that cause tooth decay. Second, ...

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How to Care for Your Toothbrush So It Cares for You

Toothbrush | Dental Cleanings in Lafayette

Toothbrush storage is something most of us don't think much about. You've finished brushing your teeth, and you immediately drop your toothbrush into the holder that sits on your bathroom counter next to your sink. No big deal, you've probably been storing your toothbrush this way for years without thinking twice about it. However, you should be thinking twice - here's why.

Toothbrushes and Toilets

If your toothbrush is sitting on your bathroom counter, whether it's laying there or stored in a holder, it is likely contaminated. Why? Because when you flush your toilet contaminated water droplets can reach your toothbrush covering it with bacteria and even traces of feces. Storing your ...

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What Can My Dentist Find Just By Looking in Your Mouth?

Dentist Working on Patient | Dentistry in Lafayette

Just as your eyes are windows to your soul, your mouth is the gateway to your overall health and well being. Believe it or not, there are a lot of things that your dentist can tell about your overall health during their six-month examination of your teeth and mouth.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is defined as cancer of your neck, mouth, and throat and is responsible for one death every hour of the day. The statistics on oral cancer haven't improved much over the years because this type of cancer is hard to detect on your own and most cases are diagnosed in the later stages, leaving patients with a poor prognosis. ...

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Here's How Nail Biting Can Impact Your Teeth

General Dentistry in Lafayette

Do you inevitably chew on your fingernails when you feel nervous or stressed? Perhaps you don't even notice you're doing it. While it may not seem like a big deal, biting your nails has many consequences that affect your oral health.

An Increased Risk for Bruxism

Bruxism, or grinding your teeth often occurs at night while you sleep, and it causes a host of issues including excessive wear to your teeth and painful issues with your jaw joint. Recent information tells us that patients who bite their nails are often at a greater risk for bruxism. Wearing a night guard can help protect your teeth from the damage that bruxism causes.

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How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Anatomy of a Tooth | Top Dentist in Lafayette

We all know that sugar is a major culprit when it comes to causing cavities in our teeth, but do you know how it actually works?

Sugar is the Fuel

Sugar itself does not cause tooth decay, but rather it is the fuel for the bacteria that causes cavities. Here's how it works: When you eat a meal, plaque begins to build up on your teeth. If it isn't removed with brushing or flossing, bacteria begins to grow within the plaque. Sugar is the fuel for that bacteria to live and produce their byproduct, which is acid. It is the acid that eats away at tooth enamel and causes cavities.   

Neutralizing the Acids

While ...

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