Lapalco Family Dental Blog
September 30, 2020
Did you know that 69% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth? Plus, 26% of adults have lost all their permanent teeth by 74! So, it’s not surprising that the dental implant industry is worth over $4.4 billion and shows no sign of slowing down. After all, dental implants have come a long way since they were first introduced over 4,000 years ago. Read on for an inside look at their advancement and what’s next!(more…)
September 17, 2020
For some, September is the start of football or school. For others, it’s the beginning of Pumpkin Spice Latte season! Whether you are heading to a pumpkin patch, doing some holiday shopping, or simply driving to work, snagging a warm apple cider, delicious salted-caramel hot chocolate, or cinnamon chai tea along the way can help you soak up all the fall festivities. However, indulging in hot drinks like these can wreak havoc on your oral health. Read on for how it can affect your teeth, as well as prevention tactics and how your dentist can help!(more…)
August 13, 2020
As you sit in your car, all dressed up for your first date in months, you glance at the clock and realize you have a few minutes to spare. After looking at your hair for the 100th time and smoothing out your clothes, you do a quick breath check and feel your heart sink into your stomach. It reeks. Quickly, you pop a mint into your mouth and hope its powerful enough to last until the highly anticipated first kiss.
If this situation sounds all too familiar, then you are not alone. In fact, over 80 million people suffer from bad breath, which is professionally referred to as halitosis. If you are a part of this statistic, then read on for the common causes and how to prevent it!(more…)
August 10, 2020
Unlike other tooth replacement options, restoring your smile with dental implants is a multistep process. It even extends after your dental implants have been placed! While this state-of-the-art tooth replacement treatment has an astonishing success rate of 95%, their success largely depends to how well you care for your mouth after surgery. Here are a few important dental implant aftercare tips to keep in mind that will help keep your mouth healthy and your new smile firmly in place for many years to come!(more…)
July 20, 2020
Toothpaste is a staple of our everyday lives. This common dental product goes a long way in keeping our pearly whites bright, clean, and healthy for a lifetime. However, are you using the right one for your unique smile? They may all look similar, but toothpaste comes in many varieties to give people the specific care they need. Read on as your Marrero dentist breaks down seven different types of toothpastes to help you choose the one that’s best for you and your smile.(more…)
July 3, 2020
Is your toothbrush looking a bit frayed? Do the bristles appear to lay flat? Can you not recall the last time you bought or replaced your brush? If you are wondering, “When should I change toothbrushes,” you’re not alone. Most people don’t know the typical lifespan of a normal brush or why it should be replaced at all. If you are one of these individuals, a local dentist shares why it’s necessary to trade in the old one for a newer version and how often this should be done to avoid future dental problems and even illness.(more…)
June 24, 2020
You’ve been working hard all year and it is all beginning to pay off. Traveling is something you always look forward to. You’re keeping busy and enjoying yourself when suddenly, you break your tooth! You’re nowhere close to your regular dentist. Should you endure the pain until you get home or go to the emergency room? It’s difficult to know the best action to take. Your emergency dentist can give you a few tips on the best way to deal with a dental emergency while you’re traveling.
June 15, 2020
The summer heat can leave you feeling dehydrated. However, there is a healthy, as well as a not-so-healthy way to stay hydrated under the scorching rays of sunlight. Many people turn to sports drinks in an attempt to replenish their depleted electrolytes. Unfortunately, these often contain added ingredients that can harm your oral health and leave you with an unexpected visit to your dentist. Read on to learn how you can stay hydrated this summer without putting your smile at risk. (more…)
May 21, 2020
You’re out having a nice dinner with your family. Everyone is laughing and having a good time but you’re having trouble relaxing. What if your dentures come out while you’re eating or slip while you’re talking? Does this sound familiar? Many people across the country deal with this exact situation every day. Poorly fitting dentures can negatively impact your confidence, health, and quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants can make a huge difference regarding how well your dentures fit. Read on to learn more about dental implants from your Marrero dentist.
May 7, 2020
You wake up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain in your mouth. You roll back over, hoping that it feels better in the morning. Unfortunately, it becomes even worse. You know that you need to see an emergency dentist quickly but aren’t sure what you should be looking for. Fortunately, your dentist in Marrero has listed 5 traits of a good emergency dentist to help you make the right choice.