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3 Tips for Finding the Right Family Dentist

Finding the right dentist to care for your family can be a challenge. It makes it so much easier when each member of the family can be seen at one dental practice, so here are some tips on finding the right Baton Rouge dentist for your family.

#1: Ask the Right Questions

Don't be afraid to "interview" your prospective dentist and their staff. Ask questions such as:

  • How long have you been in practice? How long at this location?
  • What types of continuing education do you and your staff participate in?
  • Is the office equipped with advanced technology?
  • How long have staff members been with the practice?

Talking with staff members gives you a feel for what ...

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Are There Any Benefits to Using Dental Home Remedies?

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You may have heard of the latest do-it-yourself (DIY) dental trends of oil pulling to clean your mouth or brushing your teeth with charcoal to whiten your teeth. But do these "home remedies" really work? Your dentist in Baton Rouge weighs in.

Oil Pulling

Also called "kavala" or "gundusha" in the Ayurvedic tradition, this ancient dental technique is said to eliminate harmful bacteria in your mouth, freshen your breath, and even brighten your teeth. The way it works is that you swish vegetable oil (typically coconut) around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. It is said that oil reportedly pulls toxins out of your body, which gives you added protection ...

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The 3 Worst Drinks for Your Teeth

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Most of us are aware that sugar causes tooth decay and cavities in our teeth, so it's best to stay away from candy and sugary foods. But have you ever considered the beverages you drink each day? A lot of them are also loaded with sugar, and some may even surprise you. Here are some the worst culprits to be aware of.

Soda and Soft Drinks

Soft drinks are packed with sugar and they're also highly acidic, which presents a double whammy of sorts for your teeth. Sugar fuels the bacteria that causes tooth decay, while acids breakdown tooth enamel making you more prone for cavities. This is the reason soft drinks ...

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To Our Patients and Friends

the team at Palm Family Dentistry

Hello to our wonderful patients and Happy New Year! Thank you for checking out our very first blog post. We have been so excited to meet all past and new patients at Palm Family Dentistry, formerly the office of Dr. Tuttle, over the past few months.  Dr. Tuttle has been providing exceptional dentistry in the Baton Rouge and Prairieville area for over 30 years, and Dr. Palm is ready to do the same. Below is our letter sent to our patients. If there are any questions regarding the transition, please don't hesitate to call us. 

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