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 [...]
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 [...]
Don’t fall for it, parents! Just because baby teeth are temporary doesn’t mean they don’t matter. Despite what naysayers and wishful thinkers might have you believe, forgetting to care for primary teeth comes at a steep price for your child. If you’re questioning whether it’s worth wrangling your little one into a dental routine now, these facts prove that adopting good habits early on can pay off big time for your child’s oral health down the road. 1: Baby [...]
It can be a bit of a shock to parents, if not downright frustrating, but dentists now recommend you schedule your child’s first visit before he or she turns one. Before you write it off as a self-serving advice, you should know it’s recommended by the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. There must be good reason. Besides teaching your children positive habits regarding oral health, a lot of parents find out a lot of information [...]
Your teeth look and feel just fine, so what harm can there be in skipping one dental checkup? Plenty… and it’s not just a free toothbrush and dental samples you’ll miss! A lot can happen in just a short period of time, and the ramifications of canceling your semi-annual dental checkup can go beyond your oral health. If you’ve ever doubted the necessity of regular visits, these reasons will have you running for the dentist’s chair at least every [...]
Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. Links between dental heigene and serious health issues have been found. They include: Alzheimers Disease Pancreatic Cancer Heart Disease For more information on our dental services in Lafayette, Louisiana, give us a call and meet Dr. Fontenot today!