Welcome to Bear Family Dentistry

  • Our Practice

    Conveniently located at 1432 Peterman Drive in Alexandria, Louisiana, Bear Family Dentistry has been serving the local Central Louisiana area for over 30 years.

     

  • Sports Dentistry

    Sports Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of oral/facial athletic injuries and related oral diseases and manifestations. Our greatest goal in sports dentistry is prevention of injury through properly fitted mouth guards. However, accidents do happen. 

     

  • Meet Our Team

    The Bear Family Dentistry team is made up of certified specialists dedicated to the well-being of your oral health.

     

  • Patient Forms

    Are you a new patient of Bear Family Dentistry? Welcome! Fill out our patient forms before you come to shorten your in-office wait time.

     

 

Bear Family Dentistry is the premier dental care in Central Louisiana. Specializing in general dentistry, Bear Family Dentistry has been serving the local Central Louisiana area for over 30 years.

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  • FAQ

    • What is plaque and why is it bad?

      Plaque is a clear sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. As plaque collects it forms a hard layer of tartar (or calculus) particularly in hard to reach areas between teeth and near the gum line. Bacteria found in plaque create toxic chemicals that irritate the gums. Eventually these bacteria cause the underlying bone around the teeth to be destroyed, a condition known as gum disease. Recent research suggests that gum disease is linked to other health problems including heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and some pregnancy complications.
Removal of plaque with brushing and flossing on a twice daily basis and removal of tartar by your dentist and dental hygienist is the first step in defeating gum disease. By the time gum disease begins to hurt, it may be too late. Seeing a dentist regularly can help prevent this and many other problems.


    • Are electric toothbrushes better than manual brushes?

      If a manual toothbrush is used for the appropriate amount of time, and done with proper technique, it can perform just as well as a powered toothbrush. But many people don’t brush for the recommended two to three minutes. Children are also good candidates for powered brushes as their brushing habits tend to be less than optimal.
 While everyone certainly does not need an electric toothbrush, in many instances they can be beneficial. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about which brush is best for you.

    • What causes bad breath?

      While bad breath (or “halitosis”) can be linked to numerous systemic diseases, the majority of bad breath originates in the mouth. A dry mouth or a low salivary flow can also influence bad odor.
 There are two main goals in the management of bad breath. First, controlling the bacteria that produce the sulfur compounds and second, to neutralize the sulfur compounds that are produced.


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  • Office Location & Hours

    Bear Family Dentistry

    1432 Peterman Drive
    Alexandria, LA
    Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M - TH
    (318) 442-9613