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How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. For most children, this means a night of staying up past their bedtime and a free bag full of candy to snack on for at least a week! Our dentists at Gautier Family Dental say it’s ok to eat candy, however, parents need to monitor their child’s consumption of…

Nail Biters, Beware!

It’s a tough habit to kick, but nail biting can cause some serious damage to your pearly whites! Nail biting is commonly picked up during childhood. Around 30% of children bite their nails, and about 40% of teenagers do, too. Nail biting is less common in adulthood, with only 30% of adults admitting to the…

Medications: What Does My Doctor Need to Know?

When visiting Gautier Family Dental, you will be asked to complete paperwork and answer questions about your current health and any medications you take. This information is needed for proper and safe care when visiting any health professional, because the medicines we take sometimes have side effects that can affect treatment options as well as…

How To: Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

Do you have white spots on your teeth? The term is called “hypomineraliztion” and in the dental world, it refers to the effect of too much exposure to fluoride. Depending on when you may have been exposed to high levels of fluoride, you may end up with patches of discoloration on the teeth– better known…

Dental Implants: Why You Need Them

You’ve heard about them dozens of times, but have you ever actually seen dental implants? If you haven’t, perhaps the reason you’ve never seen them is because you don’t know you’re looking at them! Implants can blend in and seem like healthy, natural teeth. So let’s get into it: What is a dental implant and…

Tooth and Nerve Pain: Triggers & Treatment

Whether it’s a sharp, stabbing sensation or a dull ache, tooth nerve pain can take the enjoyment out of eating. Identifying which foods are most likely to trigger a painful reaction helps reduce your suffering, but tooth sensitivity is often a sign of a deeper problem. Tell your dentist if you suffer from pain during…

Flossing Benefits

Many people successfully brush their teeth twice a day, but they forget to floss their smile at least once a day. This is a very big problem because flossing is extremely important. If you are one who avoids flossing, our [practice_name] team asks you to please change your ways and floss between your teeth each…

Looking for the Underlying Cause of Tooth Sensitivity

Pain in one or more teeth when you eat hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods, is often a warning sign of a potentially serious problem. While toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth might provide some short term relief, it’s still a good idea to investigate the underlying source of the problem. It could be an early…

What To Do in a Pediatric Dental Emergency

If your child is experiencing a dental emergency, we first ask that you stay calm and try to sooth your child. Next, we ask you to call [phone] as soon as possible and schedule an emergency appointment with Dr. [doctor_name]. Lastly, do the following things until you see your dentist: · For a knocked-out tooth:…