General Dentistry

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Oral Health for Total Wellness

At the office of Dr. Muse, we are proud to provide Lafayette residents with quality general dentistry and education to help our patients keep their smiles healthy and beautiful for life. We are firm believers that your oral health and total body wellness go hand-in-hand. With a little compassion, a keen eye for detail, and one of the best dental hygiene teams in Lafayette, you can rest assured that your oral health is in good hands.

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Preventive Care

At your regular dental check-ups and cleanings, we will give you a thorough examination and necessary x-rays to gain a comprehensive understanding of your oral health. We make sure to make note of any minor changes in your tooth and gum health and let the doctor know if anything looks suspicious. We strongly believe that prevention is the best medicine. We want to catch any signs or symptoms of potential disease and tooth decay before it develops into something more serious like advanced gum disease or oral cancer.

Home Care

While we make sure to do everything in our power to keep your mouth healthy, we also want all of our patients to know that your oral health is largely in your own hands. Your diet and lifestyle habits can have a huge impact on your oral health. We can provide you with some of the best dentistry in Lafayette, but it’s not going to last if you don’t do your part. A good oral home care routine is essential in keeping your teeth and gums in good condition, and a healthy, minimal-sugar diet will keep tooth decay at bay.

Oral Hygiene

People often ask us, “What’s the secret for a lifetime of good dental check-ups?” We always answer with a resounding, “Hygiene!” A solid oral home care routine, combined with healthy eating and lifestyle habits, and of course, regular visits to Dr. Muse is a winning combination. As your trusted Lafayette dentist, we would much rather see you twice a year for cleanings and exams than have to treat an advanced case of gum disease or replace teeth damaged by decay.

Dr. Muse is Lafayette’s oral hygiene authority, and she has carefully hand-selected a team of hygienists that upholds her high standards of care. When you come to our office for a teeth cleaning, you might just find that it’s one of the best, most thorough and most comfortable cleanings you’ve ever experienced. Our team is gentle and compassionate, but they don’t miss a thing.

Give us a call at 337.446.2397, or schedule an appointment online.

Oral Hygiene - Floss, Brush, Rinse

Tooth Colored Fillings

In the past, and at many dental offices today, cavities are filled using metal fillings that are an unsightly reminder of your dental work. This mixture of amalgam mercury and silver is known to expand and contract with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter the cavity and can weaken the tooth to the point of cracking.

While the American Dental Association still accepts the use of mercury/amalgam fillings, this metal mixture can be potentially detrimental to your oral and overall health, as research has found mercury to be toxic to the human body. Thankfully, advances in modern dentistry have found a safer, more attractive alternative for filling cavities– tooth colored fillings!

What are Tooth Colored Fillings?

Tooth colored fillings, or composite fillings, are a revolutionary way to fill cavities and restore teeth to their beautiful, healthy form and function. Tooth colored fillings by your Lafayette dentist are made of a composite resin material that is safer, stronger, and longer-lasting than metal fillings, and can be made to match your tooth color to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. No one will ever know you’ve had a filling!

What are the benefits?

The benefits of tooth colored fillings are numerous:

  • Contain no mercury
  • Longer-lasting than metal fillings
  • Blend in with natural teeth
  • Allow for preservation of healthy tooth structure
  • Can be used as minor cosmetic solutions for discolored or misshapen teeth

Contact Us

If you are interested in tooth colored fillings by your Lafayette dentist, please give us a call today at 337.446.2397, or request an appointment online.

217 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508
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