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Welcome to our Dental Blog!

We're excited to announce the official launch of the Distinctive Smiles of Baton Rouge blog. We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, updates from our Baton Rouge dental practice, and more about the latest in dentistry. Our dental team strives to be there for our patients when they need us, and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle.

We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients. If you would like to stay up to date on the latest from our Baton Rouge dentist, visit our blog often. Dr. O'Rourke-Allen is passionate about improving oral health and providing tailored treatment to address your concerns.

If you have questions about our blog posts or about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions or to schedule an appointment for you. Here's to your best oral health ever!



Periodontics Why It’s Important to Brush Your Gums

Do you diligently brush your teeth twice a day, making sure to reach every nook and cranny? Have you...

Jan 31 • 2 min read
Periodontics What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common yet preventable oral health issue that a...

Nov 22 • 3 min read
Periodontics How Scaling and Root Planing Can Benefit Gum Health

Maintaining healthy gums is an essential aspect of overall oral health. It can be easy to overlook t...

Oct 18 • 3 min read
Periodontics Unexpected Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common dental condition that affects millions o...

Sep 13 • 2 min read
Periodontics What Is a Deep Cleaning, and When Do You Need One?

Regular brushing and flossing aren’t always enough to avoid tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disea...

Apr 12 • 2 min read
Periodontics Are Bleeding Gums Something to Worry About?

If you have noticed blood in the sink while brushing your teeth, you are not alone. Almost all adult...

Apr 5 • 3 min read
Periodontics Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

Gingivitis—a word most of us know from common television commercials that bodes ill for any mouth. W...

Aug 3 • 2 min read
Periodontics The Link Between Heart Health and Gum Disease

Recently, researchers have sharpened their focus on investigating the link between gum disease and c...

May 18 • 2 min read
Periodontics How Do I Know if My Gums Are Healthy?

When you think about your oral health, it can be easy to focus on your teeth. However, your gums are...

Mar 16 • 2 min read
Periodontics Why Is Periodontal Charting Important?

Periodontal charting is an integral part of your dental health care. It helps to track the progressi...

Sep 15 • 3 min read

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