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How to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance

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If you have dental insurance, you may not realize what an excellent tool you have for preventing major dental issues! This is because your dental insurance likely covers most, if not all of your preventive cleanings and checkups. By visiting your dentist every six months with consistency, you can ensure that you stay on top of any concerns and you can typically treat those issues with less invasive procedures.

The Difference Between Medical and Dental Insurance

The major difference between medical and dental insurance is that dental insurance focuses on prevention, while medical insurance is meant for a catastrophe. Unlike your medical doctor, who you typically visit when you are ...

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Why It's Important to Keep Your Gums Healthy

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Just like your house relies on a firm foundation, so do your teeth. Your gums are the foundation for your teeth, and if your gums are not healthy, your teeth and your oral health are at risk. Your dentist in Baton Rouge, LA shares what you can do to protect your periodontal (gum) health.

Consistent Dental Visits

When you visit your dentist every six months for cleaning and checkup appointments, it provides a great defense against issues like gum disease. We screen you for gum disease during every checkup with a thorough examination, yearly x-rays, and gum measurements. By measuring the pockets of your gums, we detect any problems early ...

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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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Enhance Your Smile with These 3 Services

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Your smile is an important tool you use to communicate with the world. If you don't feel satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you may tend to hide your smile. This can diminish your confidence, and it takes a toll on your self-esteem.

You might be surprised to learn that there are a number of affordable ways you can improve your smile in a minimal amount of time. Here are three cosmetic services you should know about.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is an affordable and effective ...

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How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

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It often starts off as that little zing of sensitivity you feel when you're enjoying your morning coffee. No big deal if it goes away immediately, right? Then maybe it's a bit more constant pain, but nothing that ibuprofen can't handle. Not to worry, right? The next thing you know, your tooth is waking you up at night with a severe toothache, and your dentist in Baton Rouge is telling you that you need a root canal. How did this happen? And how will a root canal help?

What is a Root Canal?

When you experience trauma, a fracture, an injury, or decay that reaches the pulp of your tooth it ...

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Preventative Dentistry

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To most people, the word "dentist" is most often associated with common dental procedures such as fillings, crown, and extractions.   Although these are common procedures offered in most dental offices, there is another side of dentistry that is often overlooked.   

Preventative Dentistry

Proper home care is our first line of defense against tooth decay and periodontal disease.  This includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.  Preventative dentistry also includes getting your regular cleanings and exams to help maintain optimum oral health.  The American Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.  At Palm Family Dentistry, we place a strong emphasis on regular cleanings and ...

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To Our Patients and Friends

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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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