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When Is the Best Time for Braces?

Dental braces are an integral part of modern orthodontic care, mainly because they’ve proven effective in correcting malocclusion and bite complications. If these problems aren’t fixed immediately, they can lead to severe complications like tooth loss, gum disease, and jaw problems. When is the best time for dental braces? This question addresses this and related concerns. Is There an Ideal Age for Getting Dental Braces? You are likely to see a teen or a pre-teen wearing dental braces if you [...]

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last four molars to erupt at the back of your mouth. They normally erupt during adolescence or in the early 20s. Unfortunately, the lack of enough space in the mouth for these extra molars to grow causes them to emerge at the wrong angles or get stuck underneath the gum. This can lead to many other serious oral complications, including infections, tooth decay, bad odor, among others. To avoid these problems, dentists advise patients to remove [...]

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular among Americans, mainly due to its ability to give people perfect smiles. It helps to improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, and bites. One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry is dental bonding. If you are not satisfied with how your teeth look, you should consider having a dental bonding procedure. But before you book an appointment for dental bonding, you need to know what it involves and if you are [...]

Common foods that are bad for your teeth

Whether you are old or young, the health and strength of your teeth depend on what you eat. Just like you use diet and exercises to keep your body healthy, it is the same way you need to find the proper diet for your teeth. Therefore, if you don’t want to get tooth decay, gum infections, and other dental complications to ruin your smile, you need to check your diet. Poor oral health will affect the quality of your life [...]

Fluoride – Myths and Facts

Fluoride is a natural chemical compound found in food and water. It is an inorganic, monatomic anion of fluorine with white or colorless salt. Its chemical formula is F-. Salts found in fluoride are distinctively bitter and odorless. Some people are concerned about fluoride in their foods and drinking water, fearing that it might be harmful. But is this concern true? Continue reading to learn more about the myths and facts about fluoride. Myth: Fluoride is harmful to your health. [...]

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers have proved to be a perfect solution to a wide range of dental problems such as crooked, discolored, and chipped teeth. They are also suitable for fixing visible gaps between the teeth. An improved dental structure and appearance can instantly improve your self-esteem and make you feel better about your overall beauty. Sadly, most people delay rectifying their oral deformities because they fear the cost and the supposed pain caused by the restoration procedures. Luckily, the dental veneers [...]

What Can I Expect When I Get Dental Bonding?

Do you have a cracked or chipped tooth? If yes, then you should try dental bonding. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a tooth-colored compound resin to repair a broken or fragmented tooth. Tooth bonding is considered one of the most straightforward dental procedures since it is completely non-invasive and doesn’t require anesthesia. Be that as it may, there are several essential things you need to know about this procedure before you go to your dentist. Knowing [...]

Erin Fontenot, DDS Business Update

Updated March 18th, 2020 Dear Patients, Visitors, Family & Friends Though we are taking extreme precautions to mitigate any risks of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 for our patients and staff, we have still received many questions and wished to proactively address how we are responding.  As of this writing: Per the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry's request, we are suspending all elective dental procedures for 30 days, effective today, March 18th. All calls are being forwarded to Elaina.  Any [...]

Alcohol Is Everywhere: Are Hidden Sources Hurting Your Teeth?

It’s no secret that wine can stain your teeth, but did you know that drinking alcohol can have other damaging effects to your oral health? Whether it is a daily nightcap, an occasional drink, or even some common “health” products you’d never suspect as harmful, alcohol intake can be the root cause of many costly mouth problems. Find out how this pervasive substance can wreak serious dental havoc, and what you can do about it. Oral Effects of Alcohol Because [...]

Dentist or Detective? Major Health Clues Your Mouth Provides

Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something as simple as a routine dental checkup can benefit your health and wallet big time. From harmful habits to life-threatening diseases, find out what clues your mouth can provide about your [...]