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By contactus@bendelfamilydentistry.com
October 07, 2021
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The Most Dangerous Drinks for Your Teeth

As a family dentist office, we see our fair share of sugar related cavities. Parents are often quick to point out candy and sugary foods as prime suspects, but there's a misunderstanding about what an important role beverages play in oral health as well. It's not just sugar that causes tooth decay, some drinks are high in acid, and can wreak havoc on your oral health if not kept in proper check.

Sugar + Time = Formula for Cavities

Most people already know that sugar gives fuel to the bacteria that destroy our teeth and gums. There's a little bit more to the equation though. It's not just whether or not you are putting sugar near your pearly whites, it also has to do with how long the sits there. For example, eating a single Oreo cookie and brushing/rinsing afterward is actually pretty low on the list of risky foods or beverages for your teeth. However, chewing a piece of gum that has sugar in it all day or sipping on a sweet coffee drink all day exposes your teeth to harmful and destructive bacteria for longer periods of time. Remember that sugar plus time should be a big part of how you reframe your thoughts about your oral care.

Acidic Beverages

Liquids with a low pH are considered "acidic" beverages. While the acids are not strong enough to mess up your stomach (most of the time), they can be messing up your smile. And again, time is of the essence. People who drink sodas and kombucha tea all day, as well as several types of energy drinks are all at higher risk for decay due to the acid content of these beverages. Remember water is always best, but if you are going to drink a sugary beverage, drink it in one sitting and brush/rinse when you are through.

At Bendel Family Dentistry, we want to be your dentist for life. If you are looking for one of the best dentist experiences in Lafayette, contact our office today for a free benefits check. With insurance, most first visits are at zero out of pocket for our patients. 

By contactus@bendelfamilydentistry.com
September 10, 2021
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A Brighter, Whiter Smile Doesn't Have to Be A Pain In The Mouth

If you talk to a lot of people who have elected to professionally whiten their teeth, many of them may tell you that it is extremely painful. With Glo Science Whitening kits, this doesn't to be the case. Between the fact that the whitening peroxide concentrate can open pores in your teeth that can lead to nerve pain, the gel can also cause rawness of the gums. Glo Science has virtually eliminated these problems because they listen to their customers and have formulated a whitening system that is pain free and effective.

Developed by a Dentist

Designed and invented by Dr. Jonathan Levine, one of New York City's top aesthetic dentists, Glo Science is backed by an actual dental professional who holds over 20 patents for products that help you to look and feel your best about your smile. Dr. Levine is a sought after public speaker, author, and inventor who has dedicated his entire career to helping his customers feel more beautiful and confident. Dr. Levine and Glo Science donate 10% of their annual profits to providing free, life-changing dental procedures to more than 4000 smiles and counting.

Backed By Acadiana Locals

Before we began selling Glo Science products, our own staff tried the products out on themselves. There is not only a professional in-office whitening kit, but a take home DIY kit as well. Our staff loved the ease of the applicator, the viscosity of the gel (which keeps it from dissolving prematurely), and most of all, the painless whitening that the products provided with maximum results and minimum sensitivity. Our patients have consistently returned to buy more Glo Science whitening gel from us because of its efficacy and ease of use.

To learn more about this product, you can visit the Glo website and listen to Dr. Levine talk about the development of this revolutionary whitening system. Bendel Family Dentistry has kits in stock, and you can just swing by our convenient Oil center location to pick yours up without an appointment.

https://gloscience.com/pages/story-of-glo

By contactus@bendelfamilydentistry.com
August 09, 2021
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One of the most common questions our potential patients ask us is "What do I have to do to switch from my current dentist to your office?" The short answer is simple. You don't have to do anything. Most dentists offices are going to start from scratch with their own file for you, so they will want to do a new set of x-rays, an examination, and if needed, a cleaning. Unlike a primary physician, we don't need to get your file from your previous dentist in most cases. 

Why Would You Switch Dentists?

There are several reasons why you may want to switch to a new dentist. One of the most obvious reasons would be if you have recently moved here from another city and need all new service providers. Another common reason for switching dentists is due to scheduling conflicts. Bendel Family Dentistry is one of a few Acadiana dental offices that are open for half days on Fridays, allowing busy parents to schedule late in the week. Patients can't always get in with their dentists, especially the smaller dental offices that only have one practitioner. One more reason you may want to switch dentists is insurance coverage changes. If you have a new job or dental plan that is not supported by your current dentist, you may need to find a new in-network dentist to save your hard earned money. Bendel Family Dentistry accepts most dental insurance plans, including LPSS and Diocese dental insurance for teachers. 

What's The Next Step to Switch Dentists? 

Switching dentists is as simple as picking up the phone. Dr. Frances Chauvin and her team at Bendel Family Dentistry are conveniently located in the heart of Lafayette. We have ample parking, a comfortable waiting room, and we provide all of or clients and potential clients with complimentary benefits checks with your insurance provider. There are no surprises, and our billing policies are straightforward and transparent. If you are looking for a new dentist for your entire family, look no further than Bendel Family Dentistry. We want to be your dentists for life! 

By contactus@bendelfamilydentistry.com
August 09, 2021
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One of the most common questions our potential patients ask us is "What do I have to do to switch from my current dentist to your office?" The short answer is simple. You don't have to do anything. Most dentists offices are going to start from scratch with their own file for you, so they will want to do a new set of x-rays, an examination, and if needed, a cleaning. Unlike a primary physician, we don't need to get your file from your previous dentist in most cases. 

Why Would You Switch Dentists?

There are several reasons why you may want to switch to a new dentist. One of the most obvious reasons would be if you have recently moved here from another city and need all new service providers. Another common reason for switching dentists is due to scheduling conflicts. Bendel Family Dentistry is one of a few Acadiana dental offices that are open for half days on Fridays, allowing busy parents to schedule late in the week. Patients can't always get in with their dentists, especially the smaller dental offices that only have one practitioner. One more reason you may want to switch dentists is insurance coverage changes. If you have a new job or dental plan that is not supported by your current dentist, you may need to find a new in-network dentist to save your hard earned money. Bendel Family Dentistry accepts most dental insurance plans, including LPSS and Diocese dental insurance for teachers. 

What's The Next Step to Switch Dentists? 

Switching dentists is as simple as picking up the phone. Dr. Frances Chauvin and her team at Bendel Family Dentistry are conveniently located in the heart of Lafayette. We have ample parking, a comfortable waiting room, and we provide all of or clients and potential clients with complimentary benefits checks with your insurance provider. There are no surprises, and our billing policies are straightforward and transparent. If you are looking for a new dentist for your entire family, look no further than Bendel Family Dentistry. We want to be your dentists for life! 

By contactus@bendelfamilydentistry.com
August 09, 2021
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