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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!



Orthodontics Tips to Make Wearing Braces More Comfortable

When you first get braces or have them adjusted, they might feel uncomfortable for a few days. This ...

Aug 10 • 2 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
Restoration Understanding the 4 Types of Dental Bridges

Your options for replacing missing teeth, whether they have been extracted or fallen out due to seve...

Jul 27 • 2 min read
Orthodontics 6 Ways to Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces

Having misaligned teeth can take a toll on your confidence, but modern dentistry makes it possible t...

Jul 20 • 3 min read
General What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Oral Health

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to your tongue, but like your teeth and gums, it̵...

Jul 13 • 3 min read
General Surprising Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by partial or complete obstruction of your airway w...

Jul 6 • 2 min read
General What Happens When Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to grow in, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. They...

Jun 29 • 3 min read
Restoration 7 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a long-lasting, highly durable tooth replacement option. Because dental implant ...

Jun 22 • 3 min read
Oral Surgery Osseointegration and Dental Implant Treatment

A dental implant is an artificial titanium fixture surgically placed in your jaw to act as a replace...

Jun 15 • 3 min read
For Kids How to Help Kids Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

If you’ve ever felt nervous before a dental appointment, you’re not alone. Going to the ...

Jun 8 • 3 min read

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