What You Should Know About Sharing Your Toothbrush

You’ve probably seen that there are a number of toothbrushes you could buy. However, would you be surprised to hear that there are some things you could do if you’re hoping to take care of your toothbrush properly? For example, you should remember that you shouldn’t share your toothbrush with anyone, even your family or… Read more »

A Distressed Filling Often Offers Early Symptoms

Fillings are typically cast from tough materials like gold, composite resin, amalgam, or dental-grade porcelain. These materials are known to be impervious to the effects of bacterial tooth decay. However, their bond to the surrounding tooth enamel can sometimes be finite. This is even more likely if you have any inconsistencies in your daily oral… Read more »

Dental Veneers and Your Teeth

Do you ever wonder if there’s something you might be able to use to improve the appearance of your teeth? Are you unsatisfied with small imperfections in your smile? Luckily there are a few cosmetic options you can consider, but please remember to think about the benefits of dental veneers. Would you be surprised to… Read more »

How Can I Keep My Toothbrush in Tip-Top Shape?

Your toothbrush is a handy tool that can help you scrub and clean your smile every morning and every night—even more often if you desire. However, it will only perform a top-notch cleaning job if it’s in good condition. This is why it’s important to take good care of your toothbrush. To help you do… Read more »

Different Ways to Treat Cavities

From a young age, we are all taught the importance of brushing and flossing in order to help prevent a cavity from forming. Every day, you brush and you floss. Despite your best efforts to prevent them from happening, you can sometimes still get a cavity. Thankfully, Drs. Barras, Barras, and Fontenot have several ways… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Can Remove Surface Stains Before They Penetrate Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores on the surface. When you eat dark foods, drink dark beverages, or occasionally use tobacco, small stain particles can become trapped in these microscopic textures. If these minor surface stains are not removed on a daily basis, they can slowly start to penetrate the tooth enamel, leaving you with… Read more »

A Tooth with Chipped Enamel Needs Treatment and Repair

While your tooth enamel is a very hard biological substance, there are still things that can chip it. This could be as overt and traumatic as a blow to the face or it could be more of a mundane cause, like grinding your teeth at night on a regular basis, nibbling on foreign objects, or… Read more »

The 4 Steps to Take to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety makes many people despise the dental office and everything associated with it. In fact, people are so nervous about their dental appointments that they just avoid them altogether and deal with the excruciating pain they experience. If you have dental anxiety in , , this doesn’t have to be the case for you…. Read more »

Tooth Decay and Kids: The Causes

You probably know that there are a number of things you should do if you’re interested in keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong. You may know also know that brushing and flossing your little one’s teeth is important. The truth is, if you don’t care for their teeth well, your child could face a… Read more »

ADA Pledges

Visiting a dentist regularly is an essential part of keeping your smile healthy. When you choose dentists who are members of the American Dental Association (ADA), like Drs. Barras, Barras, and Fontenot, you are choosing one who has access to extensive resources and up-to-date information. In addition, ADA dentists have agreed to follow the ADA… Read more »