Drs. Smith and Domingue
200 Beaullieu Drive Bldg. 2 Lafayette, LA 70508

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A Brighter Smile for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and you might be thinking about improving your smile. This is the time of year when social calendars fill up and you spend time with people you have not seen in some time. It’s the time of parties and social gatherings. You might even have a special vacation or getaway planned, so it makes sense that you would want to look your best. At our Lafayette, LA dental office, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.

Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your teeth. ...

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What is Laser Dentistry?

You have probably heard of laser dentistry, but might still have questions about what it is or how it can benefit you. The truth is that laser dentistry is a versatile, relatively painless procedure that we use in many conditions related to your soft tissue and teeth.

The primary use we have in our Lafayette dental office is for soft tissue surgeries and treatments. That means everything from prepping for a crown to the treatment of periodontal disease. We can also use laser dentistry for gingival sculpting and the removal of excessive gum tissue. Some of the benefits that come with laser dentistry over traditional treatment are faster healing times and ...

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Sedation Dentistry – Not Just for Scaredy Cats

You might have heard about sedation dentistry helping people with dental anxiety get through their dental appointments comfortably and worry-free. It is true that sedation dentistry’s primary function is to help people who have a fear of the dentist obtain the dental treatment that they need to stay healthy. Otherwise, many fearful patients simply avoid the dentist altogether and their oral health suffers as a consequence.

What you might not know, however, is that sedation dentistry also helps patients achieve better results in a few other areas. If you have a strong gag reflex, you probably know that having dental impressions or other treatments can be difficult and embarrassing. Sedation allows ...

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The Balance of Patient Care and Technology

Patient Care Lafayette LAOur dental office, located in Lafayette, LA is unique for a number of reasons. Our dentists, Dr. Jerome Smith and Dr. Daniel Domingue are leaders in their field when it comes to the latest technology and procedures. They both seek continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest developments in their industry in addition to teaching advanced dental implant courses to other dentists. 

Often times, incorporating extra technology may seem like a more hands-off approach to treatment, but when it comes to dentistry, we use it to increase the level of patient care and satisfaction in our office.

We use technology today ...

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Are Regular Dental Cleanings Really Necessary?

Dental Cleaning Lafayette LAAre you one of those patients that keeps their teeth impeccably clean? Do you brush and floss your teeth regularly, even obsessively, because you value your health and want to keep your teeth forever? We cherish our patients who need little encouragement to take care of their teeth at home. We know that you do your very best to remove plaque and bacteria and the diligent home brushers tend to be our healthiest patients. 

Sometimes one of our best brushers asks, “If my they are not dirty, why do I need to have a dental cleaning?” That’s a legitimate question, so we ...

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Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Professional Teeth Whitening Lafayette LAThe appearance of your teeth is a deeply personal topic. Even common procedures like teeth whitening really come down to your personal preference. You may feel outside pressure because of images in the media or because of the latest trends, but it is important to do what feels right for you. Just because your teeth are stained does not necessarily mean they are unhealthy, though that is the perception.

Certainly, if the color of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious or embarrassed to smile, professional teeth whitening could benefit you by giving you added confidence. A consultation in our office can ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry - An Investment that Pays Off

Cosmetic Dentistry Lafayette LAToo often, people think of cosmetic dentistry as a luxury or something completely frivolous, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just an exercise in vanity. In fact, having a beautiful smile can really pay off in a number of ways. 

Professional Benefits

If you are still in the workforce, chances are that you work with people nearly every day. As you know, sometimes people can be judgmental about appearances. In fact, your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you. What does your smile project? Are you confident or self-conscious when you smile? When a client chooses to do business ...

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