Is It Time to Whiten Your Smile?

There are microscopic pores in your tooth enamel that can help contribute to long-term staining. Many patients who wish to whiten their smiles come see Dr. Kent Stasney to receive treatment because he the training and experience to determine the safest and most effective method of tooth whitening. We invite... Read more »

Focus Your Smile on Tooth Hazard Treatments

  Never be afraid to have an oral health care checklist in place. As long as you're prepared for tooth hazards and dental damage that can occur in your daily lifestyle, you have a much better chance of going through life with a super smile and a set of pearly... Read more »

Can Your Decayed Tooth Be Treated With a Dental Crown?

Tooth decay is often caused by bacteria growing in your mouth and exploiting the tooth enamel as a result of poor oral hygiene habits. By detecting tooth decay early, Dr. Kent Stasney and Dr. Christy Stasney may be able to save the tooth with a simple dental filling. However, if... Read more »

What Can You Do If You Have Chronic Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is irritating in and of itself, but the penalty can be rather damaging to your dental health; you may form cavities, a mouth infection, bad breath or even gum disease. Curing dry mouth starts with identifying the cause; this can be your medication, an excess of tobacco or... Read more »

Dental Fillings: The Basics

If you have a cavity, Dr. Kent Stasney may recommend a dental filling in Slidell, Louisiana, to restore the health of your tooth. What is a dental filling? A dental filling is a material that is used to restore a tooth that is damaged by decay back to its regular... Read more »

Getting Rid of Tooth Decay

Did you know, neglect for your teeth can cause plaque build-up and destroy your teeth? It's true! Neglecting your teeth can cause harmful sugars and acids to eat through your tooth enamel, leaving you with an oral health disaster. The good news is this is all treatable, and preventable. That... Read more »

Understanding How Dental Lasers Work

Oral technology has come far in the last century, but even that rate of growth looks dismal compared to the advances being made in laser dentistry. Nearly every dental procedure can be complemented with laser technology, which is more efficient than older oral methods. Here are a few examples of... Read more »

Toothbrush Keeping and Care

You can brush all you want, but if your toothbrush isn’t cared for, your teeth won’t get clean! Here are four tips to combat common mistakes people make. Cross-Contamination and Bacterial Growth: Store your toothbrush in a well-ventilated area. Closed spaces encourage bacteria growth. Store your toothbrush away from other... Read more »

A Quiz on Mouth Sores

You wake up in a cold sweat after a nightmare about losing that sweet Jeopardy jackpot since you don’t know about the final Jeopardy category: mouth sores. We’ve all been there. (Okay, maybe we haven’t. If you have, please talk to us about a career as a dentist.) Never fear,... Read more »

A Severe Cavity That Causes a Dental Fracture Might Need a Bridge Restoration

Cavities are often the result of poor oral hygiene habits that weaken your tooth enamel enough to allow bacteria to develop an area of tooth decay. Without professional treatment at Dr. Kent Stasney’s clinic, an untreated cavity could compromise the structural integrity of a tooth. This could eventually cause a... Read more »