Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508
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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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Do You Know the Difference between a Simple Extraction and a Surgical Extraction?

Dental Extractions in Lafayette
You are afraid that your tooth has been damaged beyond repair, and you may be facing an extraction. This idea scares you and has you feeling anxious about going to your dentist.The first thing you should know is that you're not alone! No one wants to hear that they need a tooth extracted; however, sometimes it's what's best for your oral health and well being. Next, you should know that extractions are probably not as bad as you're thinking thanks to modern dentistry and advanced technology.Fear and anticipation of the unknown are the worst, so it also helps if you understand a bit more about the procedure you're going to ...

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Before You Nibble Your Nails, Make Sure You Read This

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 BruxismBruxism, 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.The Other ...

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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 FuelSugar 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 AcidsWhile ...

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3 Reasons Why Having a Friendly Dentist Matters

When you choose doctors to work with, what attributes are you looking for? Most people would put working with someone who is friendly above most other qualities. You want health care providers to be friendly, attentive, and have your best interests at heart. The same should be true of your dentist, and here's why.A Friendly Doctor Puts You at EaseMany patients who suffer from dental fear or anxiety report that it stems from a bad experience they had at the dentist as a child. This is often because their dentist had an unfriendly or harsh demeanor. For some patients, working with a dentist who is kind and can put them ...

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Are You Worried about Tooth Loss?

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Many of our patients have parents or grandparents who lost their natural teeth and ended up with dentures that looked, well, awkward! Choosing the best dentist in Lafayette means that you will have plenty more options than your family members before you.Tooth Loss Is PreventableWhile genetics do play a role in oral health, you are not doomed to bulky false teeth. Today’s preventive dentistry addresses many of the conditions that caused tooth loss just a generation ago. Fluoridated water and toothpaste play a role, and so do your regular dental visits for your exam and cleaning.Digital X-Rays – A Safer ChoiceOne of the best defenses against severe oral health conditions ...

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Good Nutrition to Support Outstanding Oral Health

Top Dentist in Lafayette, LA
By now, most of us understand that sugar is bad for our teeth. Many of us may have even eliminated it from our diets, or at least have tried to cut back. Have you considered, however, how the rest of your diet plays a role in your oral health? Your dentist in Lafayette explains.Consider Your CarbohydratesDid you know that starchy carbohydrates such as chips and breads turn into sugar as they break down? The process takes longer since they are complex carbohydrates, but the starch allows them to stick to your teeth longer than they should, giving them plenty of time time to cause damage to your teeth. Snacking on carbohydrates ...

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How Does Dental Insurance Work Differently Than Medical Insurance?

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With benefit enrollment time upon us, you may be debating about enrolling in a dental plan. What does it cover? Is it worth the monthly premiums? What if I have an emergency? These are all excellent questions to consider, and it's important to understand that dental insurance is very different than medical insurance, and every dental plan is unique and varies.Here is a general guide on how dental insurance works so you can make the right decision for your needs.Dental Insurance 101Most dental plans use a calendar year system, which means that they begin on January 1 and end on December 31. Your plan will have a yearly maximum amount ...

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