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Periodontal Disease Instances Surpass Diabetes

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than half of all Americans do not receive regular dental care. Given that information, it should be no surprise to hear that instances of periodontal (gum) disease are on the rise. In fact, periodontal disease has surpassed diabetes in numbers of people infected in the US.

Additionally, scientists discovered links between periodontal disease and all of the top chronic diseases that cause death: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and asthma. Exactly how each of these links relate to one another is still being studied, but what is known is that people with gum disease are more likely to die suddenly from one ...

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Dental Fear--A Risk to Your Health

Did you know that millions of Americans have mild to severe dental anxiety? In fact, 30% of American report missing regular appointments or avoiding the dentist due to a severe anxiety about the dentist or dental office.

Sedation Dentistry Lafayette LASometimes the anxiety comes from a bad experience in the past, perhaps in youth that leaves the patient with residual anxiety. Sometimes, dental fears are hereditary. It sounds funny, but parents who fear the dentist are more likely to have children who fear the dentist because their children see their reaction and think that there is something to be afraid of.

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Dental Veneers--A Versatile Cosmetic Solution

Patients often come to us and want to change several things about their smiles, but do not necessarily want to spend years in orthodontics and drag out their treatment with dozens of visits.

Did you know that porcelain dental veneers could dramatically improve your smile in just a few dental visits? If you have crooked teeth, deeply stained teeth, or worn teeth, porcelain veneers may be the answer.

Dental Veneers Lafayette LAWhat Are Dental Veneers?

When you opt for veneers, we cover your old smile with a brand new, improved smile. Dental veneers are thin, shell-like covers we place over your natural tooth structure ...

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Dental Implants--A Solution for Your Lifestyle

Because people are living longer than ever and remain active well into their later years, having a tooth replacement option that keeps up with our modern lifestyles is more important than ever. Whether young or old, patients today want something that looks great and provides reliable functionality. The days of having to put up with sub-standard tooth replacement are over.

Dental Implants Lafayette LABeing able to eat the foods you love is one of the greatest joys of life. Eating goes beyond pleasure and is a matter of good health. Some of the most nutritious foods are crunchy and require the ability ...

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Full Mouth Cosmetic Dentistry--It's about More than Looks

If you ever considered a full smile makeover, you have probably noticed a wide  range in fees and the services offered by various dentists. That is because a wide range of quality, experience, and results exist. While patients initially seek cosmetic work because of the desire to improve their appearance, what you may find is that not every dentist can successfully combine beauty and function.

Full Mouth Makeover Lafayette LADrs. Smith and Domingue possess the skills and expertise to combine multiple procedures and treatments in order to improve both the appearance and function of your teeth. From porcelain or ceramic crowns to ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry Basics

We've become pros at hiding our imperfections. There isn't a gray hair, pimple, or wrinkle that can't be taken care of with some beauty product or quick procedure. And thanks to cosmetic dentistry, the same can be done for your smile. Cosmetic dentistry refers to ALL the methods used to restore the "aesthetic zone" or visible part of the mouth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Lafayette LAImprove Oral Health

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Volunteer Opportunity in Lafayette, LA

Hospice of Acadiana Lafayette LALocation: Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. Conference Center

Time: 8:45am / Ends at 4:00pm

Make a Difference – Volunteer at Hospice of Acadiana, Inc. Come and join Acadiana’s only non-profit and oldest Hospice care provider as a volunteer today! Volunteers are needed in all of the surrounding parishes. Hospice of Acadiana volunteers play a vital role in ...

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