Camellia City Family Dentistry Blog

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Safe This Easter

March 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 1:15 pm
Child’s Easter basket with colorful plastic eggs

Easter is fast approaching, and your child is probably looking forward to a basket filled with goodies. But as a parent, you need to be careful; the sweets associated with Easter can have very serious dental consequences. Fortunately, by taking the right steps, you can help your child enjoy the holiday while also making sure that their smile stays healthy. Below is some helpful advice from your preventive dentist for a cavity-free Easter.


How a Dentist Preps Teeth for Dental Crowns

February 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 11:24 am
A 3D illustration of a tooth prepped for a dental crown

However much you want one, dentists can’t place a dental crown at once. They first need to prepare your tooth so the final cap will fit. Still, what if you don’t know how dentists prep teeth for crowns? You’ll feel unsure of how treatment works in that case. Luckily, your Slidell dental practice can explain how this prep work goes. Here are the steps a dentist takes to prepare your tooth for a dental crown.


Beyond the Basics: 5 Surprising Facts About Dental Implants

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 5:31 pm
Man excited about his dental implants

Dental implants have basically revolutionized modern dentistry, offering a permanent solution for replacing whole missing teeth. While many patients may be familiar with the basic concept of dental implants, several lesser-known facts may surprise you. If you want to learn some of the more surprising facts about dental implants, continue reading.


Dreaming of a White Holiday? Give Them the Gift of Teeth Whitening

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 9:33 pm
Friends hugging after one is gifted a teeth whitening treatment

The winds are changing, and the cold weather is creeping in. Soon, many families will be huddled inside celebrating the holiday season in different ways. More times than not, the annual tradition of gift-giving is at the center of it all. When searching for the ideal gift that combines thoughtfulness and practicality, a teeth whitening treatment checks both boxes! 

Read on to discover why teeth whitening makes for a perfect present, bringing joy and confidence to your loved one for the holidays.


Watch Out for These Popular Holiday Foods That Can Hurt Your Teeth

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 10:59 pm

The holiday season is that time of year when friends and families gather all over the world to share memories of the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future. While everyone will want to indulge a bit at their holiday parties, it’s important to keep your dental health in mind. Many traditional holiday dishes can be high in ingredients that can cause harm to your teeth if you aren’t careful. Here are a couple of traditional holiday foods to be mindful of when you are celebrating this year.


5 Simple Ways to Avoid Discomfort at Teeth Cleanings

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 8:50 pm
A dental hygienist talking to a patient about her teeth cleaning

Teeth cleanings are an integral part of maintaining your oral hygiene long-term. They are one of the easiest ways to clear your teeth of any built-up plaque you may have missed. They can also be a tool your hygienist uses to spot issues that your dentist can take a look at.

If you have apprehensions about getting cleanings done due to discomfort, continue reading. Below are some expert tips to help you have a more pleasant experience.


Dental Insurance Vs. Dental Discount Plans

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 6:13 pm
Woman with dark hair in blue scrubs smiling and handing a patient forms to fill out

There are plenty of financing options when it comes to your oral health. Whether you need basic preventative care or help paying for a more intensive procedure, you don’t want price to get in the way of achieving your ideal smile! Most practices accept various dental insurance plans so you can rest easy knowing you’re not going to break the bank. Many offices even offer their own discount plans, too, so those without insurance can get the care they need. If you’re wondering about the difference between insurance and discount plans, keep reading to find out!


How to Homeschool Your Kids About Dental Health

August 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 6:39 am
Person playing with their kids

More and more, parents are making the decision to pull their kids out of the public school system and take their education into their own hands. This gives parents the opportunity to shape the curriculum their children are taught, which is an enormous benefit, but also an enormous responsibility.

From a dental perspective, one of the important things that you should teach your kids is the importance of proper dental hygiene and the consequences of neglecting the teeth. Thankfully, there is no shortage of resources out there that can help your kids engage with their oral health. Here are a few examples.


Missing Your Front Teeth? Dental Implants Can Do the Job!

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 7:47 pm
Woman smiles.

Your front teeth are a crucial part of smiling and eating. When they are in place, they are both the most prominent teeth in a facial expression and the first ones to bite into food. People who have lost theirs can feel self-conscious about smiling. The good news is that dental implants can replace lost front teeth while mimicking their natural color, luster, shape, and function. Read on to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile to the height of its glory.


Could You Use Veneers to Get Straighter Teeth?

June 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccfdentistry @ 11:03 am
A close-up of straight porcelain veneers against a black background

It’s summer now, so you might feel insecure about your crooked teeth. That’s only natural – it can be awkward to flash a misshapen smile for vacation photos. Still, braces and aligners won’t (fully) straighten your pearly whites before the season’s end. Luckily, you can trust veneers to give you straighter teeth quickly. In fact, some people call these porcelain shells “instant orthodontics.” If you’d like to learn more, here’s a summary of the matter from your local Slidell dentist.