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4 Things to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

April 12, 2022

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Man suffering with painful toothache.

Do you have lasting toothaches, chipped or fractured teeth, or anything else that might require an emergency dental visit? These things happen, and they’re nothing that your dentist can’t handle; however, it’s important that you actually give your dentist the chance to treat your mouth! Here are four things that you can expect if you find yourself at the dentist for an emergency appointment.


Can Gum Disease Lead to High Blood Pressure?

April 2, 2022

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Blood pressure being taken.

Keeping your body healthy is no easy task! Among the many things to monitor and keep an eye on, your blood pressure is very important; every major organ in your body receives oxygen and nutrients through your blood, so maintaining optimal blood flow is crucial. However, did you know that periodontal disease can increase your risk of high blood pressure? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about the connection between gum disease and blood pressure, along with some tips for protecting yourself.


How to Give My Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 24, 2022

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woman pointing at her smile in Columbia

March is the season of new beginnings, and nothing shows a sense of a fresh start like a spring cleaning. While you might reorganize the living room or clean out the closet, there’s one other important thing you might consider sprucing up: your dental hygiene. Read on to learn from your dentist in Marrero several ways you can neaten up your smile and oral health routine this month!


Can I Put My Knocked-Out Tooth Back In Its Socket?

March 9, 2022

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tooth holding help sign in Marrero

Having a knocked-out tooth can be unsettling, especially when you aren’t sure what to do about it. Whether you were playing sports or simply walking on the sidewalk, a dental emergency can happen when you least expect it, and you should see your dentist right away. But can you to put your tooth back in its socket? Keep reading to learn how this is possible and what steps you should take to save your pearly white!


What Your Tongue Says About Your Dental Health

February 25, 2022

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person sticking their tongue out

The tongue is an organ that is mainly made from muscles and lets you properly eat, digest food, swallow, and speak. It also helps defend your body against germs that enter through your mouth. Additionally, the state of your tongue is a good indicator of health issues in both your oral cavity and the rest of your body. Read on to learn what different colors and textures mean as well as how to clean your tongue to prevent health problems.


Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

February 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapalcodental @ 8:31 pm
assorted hard candies that can chip teeth

Everyone knows that brushing twice and flossing once per day and visiting the dentist are important parts of taking care of your smile. What you may not know is that several foods can harm your smile, and not just the sweet ones. So you can avoid a visit to your emergency dentist, read on to learn about a few foods that can chip teeth, how this can be harmful to your oral health, and what steps you should follow if this happens to you.


4 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 28, 2022

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calendar with reminder to visit dentist and toothbrush

The holidays are a busy time of the year. From traveling to hosting loved ones, there’s a lot to get done in a short period of time. But, once the holidays have drawn to a close, normal life resumes and things get hectic is a whole different way. Though visiting the dentist may seem like one more thing to put on your already heaping plate, there are many reasons why knocking your first dental checkup out at the start of the year is beneficial. Read on to learn what they are!


How Coffee Affects Your Dental Health

January 12, 2022

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person drinking a cup of coffee

Many people can’t officially start their day before they’ve had a cup of coffee. Though coffee’s ability to make you feel more awake is well known, it also boosts your physical performance, protects your brain, and lowers your risk of developing various health conditions. With all the benefits that coffee offers to your body, how does it affect your dental health? Read on to learn about the impact of coffee on your pearly whites and how you can protect your smile from harm.


How Flossing Can Save Your Life

December 17, 2021

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man flossing to prevent health issues

In the United States, nearly one-third of adults don’t floss. Many view it as being an optional part of their oral hygiene routine, but skipping the floss means you’re leaving 40% of the plaque on your teeth. Not only can flossing prevent oral health issues, but it may even save your life. Read on to learn why flossing your teeth at least once per day is so important and how it can save more than just your smile.


How to Sleep with a Toothache

December 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — lapalcodental @ 2:41 pm
person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

Have you ever experienced tooth pain that seems to get worse at night? Evening toothaches can make it difficult to get enough sleep to function properly during the day. Though not all toothaches are considered dental emergencies, you should still visit your dentist as soon as possible to receive treatment. So, what can you do while you’re waiting to see your dentist? Read on to learn why toothaches seem to feel worse at night and six tips on how to lessen discomfort in the meantime.

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