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Posted November 13, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Gingivitis – Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation. Gingivitis can vary in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and […]

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Posted October 27, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Flossing 101

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? However you feel about floss, one thing is true – this habit is equal parts simple and incredibly effective for improving […]

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Posted October 13, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

You love your teeth. Your brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist […]

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Posted September 27, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Emergency Dentistry

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands.

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Posted September 13, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Can Dry Socket be Deadly?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful complication after a routine treatment like an extraction, but it can be avoided if you’re careful, and it definitely won’t kill you. Read more below from Pineville dentist, Dr. Gauthier, on what a dry socket […]

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Posted August 27, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Pineville, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the […]

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Posted August 13, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes simplex virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Tell-tale burning or itching near the lip Red bump appears a day or so later Bump becomes a cluster of blisters Blisters dry up and scab over The scab falls off

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Posted July 27, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. […]

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Posted July 13, 2017 / Blog
Jonas E. Gauthier

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Jonas Gauthier in Pineville will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine […]

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Posted June 27, 2017 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Jonas E. Gauthier

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]

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