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 »

Teeth and Gums 101: Aging and Dental Health

If you would like to improve your oral health as you get older, it’s important not to forget the fundamentals. Even modest tasks that aided your teeth when you were a young child can continue to do the same for the rest of your life. Although teeth can wear down... Read more »

Excellent Oral Health Habits

Having a healthy mouth is essential when it comes to your smile. Here at Slidell Family Dental Care in Slidell, Louisiana, we care about your oral health care and your smile, which is why we have provided this information so you can use excellent oral hygiene habits to keep your... Read more »

Sedation Can Help Reduce Your Dental Anxiety

Dr. Kent Stasney and Dr. Christy Stasney at Slidell Family Dental Care understand that some patients may have a certain level of anxiety about their dental visit. In some procedures, patients may want to be sedated in order to make the visit more comfortable for them. There are several ways... Read more »