• What did the first dentures look like?
    Remember hearing about George Washington and his wooden choppers? Not his tools for cutting down cherry trees, but his false teeth. Actually, George’s teeth were made of ivory but were so Read more
  • How to Choose the Best Mouthwash
    As we all know, or should by now, the key to maintaining great oral health is keeping up with a daily plan of flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These three Read more
  • Ten Fun Things to Do with Your Old Toothbrush
    the doctor and our staff recommend that you replace your worn-out, germy toothbrush with a new one every three months. But most people either forget or resist getting rid of Read more
  • Dental X-rays: The Inside Story
    We’re all friends here, so if you sometimes feel a bit nervous before your dental appointment, no judging! Ask us about any worries you might have. We are happy to Read more
  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Do adults need fluoride treatments?
    Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for their adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” Read more
  • There’s an App for That!
    We live in a tech-savvy world, and dental professionals take advantage of it! Digital imaging, convenient record storage and sharing, even more comfortable denture design—these are just some of the Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Acadiana Smiles, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end of the year Read more
  • Timing Matters!
    Many patients at Acadiana Smiles are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and less likely Read more
  • Dentin Tooth Sensitivity Treatments
    Dentine hypersensitivity can be described as a sharp and sudden pain caused by cold food and beverages. It’s present in more than half the population and result from receding gums Read more
  • Infant Teething Remedies: What Might Help—And What to Avoid
    Some lucky babies wake one morning displaying a brand new tooth to the complete surprise of their unsuspecting parents! But your happy baby is irritable and drooling. Or your hearty Read more
  • Football Season? Practice Dental Defense
    It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If Read more
  • Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!
    Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read more
  • Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which is better for teeth?
    When most patients ask the doctor this question, they're thinking strictly about sugar content — cut out the bacteria-feeding sugar that's present in regular soda by opting for a diet Read more
  • How Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Health
    According to the American Academy of Periodontology, an estimated three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease. In milder cases, the disease is called gingivitis. More severe cases are Read more

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