Brushing Up with Our Teeth Tips!

What is the best toothbrush to use? Your toothbrush should be easy to hold and efficient to use! Look for a long, wide handle with a proper sized head for your specific mouth. Make sure your toothbrush head reaches all areas of your mouth with ease! MOST IMPORTANTLY, be sure to use a SOFT bristle…

Use it or lose it Dental Insurance

This month we want to remind you to take advantage of your remaining insurance benefits before it’s too late! DENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS: USE IT OR LOSE IT!!! We are quickly approaching that time of the year again… We call it, “Use it or Lose it!” Sadly, every year there are patients who lose out on…

Well-Ahead Louisiana

The Problem: Louisiana is… 48th in Overall Health             44th in Smoking                         45th in Obesity Well-Ahead Louisiana is a campaign started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana citizens. Well-Ahead Louisiana promotes and recognizes smart choices in the spaces and places we live and…

Invisible Braces? Clear Aligners? Who is a candidate?

At Lake District Family Dentistry, Dr. Richter offers the options of traditional orthodontics (Ceramic or Metal Braces) as well as clear aligners in a series (Bioliners™) to move teeth.  Some patients have only slight movement needed to perfect their smiles, making them great candidates for the series of invisible trays.  She uses a system called…

Teeth Whitening

Discoloration of your smile can make you look like you do not take care of yourself or that you are older than you are. Whitening toothpastes, whitening gels and In-office teeth whitening are all options to help you have the bright, white smile that you want but the effectiveness of the products on your teeth…

The Truth about Men

Recent surveys and studies show that men are less likely to take care of their physical health than women. This holds true for their oral health. Males have an increased risk of developing oral and throat cancer Men are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease One-third of males have not had a dental checkup…

Healthy Sleep in Children

Is your child getting quality sleep? Sleep is essential for your child’s growth and health. Your child may not be getting enough sleep or adequate sleep if he or she exhibits these behaviors: DIFFICULTY GETTING UP IN THE MORNING CLENCHING / GRINDING TEETH SNORING MOUTH BREATHING RESTLESS SLEEP FALLING ASLEEP AT SCHOOL OR IN CAR…

Suffering from Sleep Apnea? You do have treatment options!

Do you or a loved one suffer from intense snoring, morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness or gasping during sleep? These could be signs of a dangerous medical condition known as sleep apnea.  The most common form affecting millions of Americans is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is a condition causing a person to actually stop breathing…