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Test Your Dental Implant Knowledge

Dental implants are all over the news and the media, so you may think you know everything you need to know about them. However, many patients have some common misconceptions about dental implants, affecting how they view potential treatment options. Look over the questions below and see how many of the answers you get right. The answers are listed below.

  1. True or False: Dental implant treatment is purely cosmetic and has no true health benefits.
  2. True or False: Dental implants will not work on patients who have experienced bone loss.
  3. True or False: General dentists can place dental implants.
  4. True or False: Dental implants provide a wide variety of treatment options for patients with ...

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Periodontal Disease - the Silent Killer

We are often surprised that our patients think that bleeding gums and pain while flossing is normal. In fact, both are signs of a common condition called periodontal disease. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from periodontal disease, a serious condition that can cause tooth loss, complications with systemic illnesses, and bad breath. Additionally, the bacteria that cause gum disease can pass from person to person, which is why many families suffer from gum disease. Encouraging your family members to seek treatment can protect their health as well as your own.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a completely preventable condition. The most common cause is neglect from failure to brush, ...

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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.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Lafayette 

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

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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.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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 ...

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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.

Advanced Dental Technology

We use ...

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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 teeth are not dirty, why do I need to have a dental cleaning?” That’s a legitimate question, so we ...

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