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 [...]

Complications From Not Removing Problem Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in the mouth, typically appearing in the late teenage years or early twenties. These teeth can cause problems if they do not have enough room to emerge or become impacted, meaning they are stuck and unable to break through the gums. If wisdom teeth are not removed, they can lead to a number of complications, including: Pain: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort, particularly if [...]

A Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

In general, your teeth and mouth play an essential role in giving you a perfect smile and improving your quality of life. Therefore, you have to keep your mouth in ideal condition by maintaining good oral hygiene and having regular dental checkups by a professional dentist. Here is a checklist for your next dental visit. Finding the Right Dentist Although there are so many qualified dentists out there, not all of them can give you the kind of treatment you [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]