From March Madness to “Mouth Madness”

Learn About Stress & Oral Health Things are starting to heat up in the world of college hoops and we can feel the excitement in our Lafayette dental office. If you’re a patient of Christian Mazur or Dr. Trevor Murray, then you probably know they’re both following the progress of leaders and the downfall of… Read more »

Is Kissing Good for Your Oral Health?

Because there’s a little extra love in the air this month, Dr. Murray, Dr. Mazur and the team at our office in Lafayette want to talk to you about the pros and the cons of smooching. Let’s start with the good stuff first. Did you know kissing can be beneficial for your oral health, and… Read more »

At What Age Do You Start Seeing A Dentist?

February marks the annual observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month and it’s an excellent time to take a few minutes to brush up on all the important things you need to remember to keep tiny teeth in tip-top shape. The Allure Dental team wants to answer a few common questions parents have when it… Read more »

A Developing Dental Abscess Needs Professional Treatment

If you choose not to have a large cavity treated the area of tooth decay can worsen and potentially spread to the sensitive core of the tooth. As this starts to happen you might notice gradually increasing toothache pain. This is an obvious sign that the tooth needs professional treatment from an oral care specialist… Read more »

Tooth Friendly Foods for Your Smile

With the holidays in full swing, you might want to take a look at the foods and drinks you will be subjecting your smile to as they can have a big impact on your smile. Some foods help your teeth, others harm them. Let’s take a look at which you should be putting on your… Read more »

How Do Eating and Chewing Gum Affect Your Teeth?

There is more to dental and periodontal health care than just brushing your teeth. Cleaning your whole mouth and eating well are excellent habits to integrate into your life as you take care of your smile.   Eat Well: Eating well directly affects your mouth health. Be sure to get lots of calcium and lean… Read more »

The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth Regularly

You have likely been taught from a young age that it is important to brush your teeth regularly. As a child, you probably did it because your parents told you it was good. But did they tell you why? If they did, do you remember? How is your oral hygiene routine these days? If you… Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Replace the Basic Function of Multiple Missing Teeth

Multiple teeth can be lost to untreated periodontal health problems, cavities, and severe forms of dental trauma. When this happens you will certainly notice a decreased ability to chew your food. It could even increase your chances of choking during a meal. In some of these cases, a dental implant supported dental bridge can effectively… Read more »

Treating Tooth Decay in Dentistry

Treating tooth decay in dentistry is one of the primary reasons to visit our dentists for bi-annual professional cleanings. Even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, there may be some spots that you are missing that only a dentist can spot and clean. Even the smallest missed patch in your cleaning routine… Read more »

Your New Dental Bridge Needs to Be Included in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen

Dental bridges are typically created from special durable dental materials that will not suffer from cavities. However, problems with periodontal health and poor oral hygiene can still affect the two abutments that anchor your new dental bridge in your mouth. To prevent undue complications with your dental bridge you will need to pay special attention… Read more »