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Sensitive Teeth Treatment: What Are My Options?

Welcome to a discussion on a common dental woe that affects many: sensitive teeth. If you've ever winced in pain while sipping your favorite hot beverage or cringed at the thought of indulging in an icy treat, you're not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a widespread concern among people of all ages, causing discomfort and sometimes even limiting one's food and drink choices. Fear not, for today, we shall delve into the root causes of this issue and enlighten you with [...]

Creating 4 New Dental Care Habits

Here at Dr. Fontenot’s office, we know that taking care of your teeth can be daunting but, it’s essential for maintaining a healthy smile. Let's review a few tips and tricks to help you create new dental care habits that will keep your teeth and gums in shape. Brushing: The Foundation of Good Dental Care Habits The foundation of any good dental care routine is brushing your teeth. Brushing twice daily for at least two minutes each time is the [...]

Pros and Cons of Different Filling Materials

Dental fillings have proved to be a reliable solution to tooth decay and cavities. If the cavity is not addressed immediately, it leads to more permanent oral complications and extra costs for rectifying them. So, make sure every cavity is filled as soon as it starts to develop. Fortunately, there are different types of materials used to make dental fillings. Therefore, you are assured of finding fillings that fit your aesthetic preference. Before you decide to get any of these [...]

Everyday Foods That Are Terrible for Your Teeth

Maintaining good oral hygiene doesn't just involve brushing and flossing teeth regularly; it also includes choosing your diet carefully. Most of the oral problems we suffer from are caused by the foods we eat because they cause a buildup of plaque in the mouth. Plaque is a sticky film filled with bacteria response for gum disease and teeth decay. The bacteria release acids that damage your teeth's enamel, causing cavities. If you do not brush and floss your teeth regularly, [...]

Help Your Child Understand the Importance of Good Dental Health

As a parent, you have to teach your kids the big lessons in life, including teaching dental health and its importance. Teeth are an essential part of a person’s beauty and a great confidence booster. So, if your kids have strong and healthy teeth, they will likely have higher levels of self-esteem and a great life. Proper dental care is one of the good habits that every parent should pass down to their kids. Experts advise parents to ensure their [...]

Tips for Better Dental Health

For you to live a happy and fulfilling life, you have to take good care of your health. Dental health is a part of that care and includes making sure that your teeth, gum, and mouth, in general, are in good condition. With healthy teeth, you can eat different types of food, smile without feeling embarrassed, and overall live a stress-free life. We all know how stressful it can be to have a toothache. Here are five tips for better [...]