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what is holistic dentistry?

Practicing dentistry in a holistic way requires an understanding of the art and science of the human form and how toxic materials affect the body. The techniques and materials we use need to meet our standards and need to be more biocompatible, less toxic, while still being effective.

Holistic dentistry really aims to treat the root cause of a problem, not chase signs and symptoms endlessly. Here, we work collaboratively with you to achieve total wellness, starting with a whole-team, whole-body, whole-person approach.

family dentistry

We offer comprehensive, modern dental care for all ages, ranging from regular cleanings to sleep/airway assessments, to enhance the oral health of our community.

  • Holistic Dental Cleaning
  • Comprehensive Head & Neck Evaluation
  • Airway & Biological Assessments
  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Anti-Cavity Treatments
  • Oral Cancer Screening 
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Periodontal Treatment (Gum Disease)
  • Low Dose Dental X-Rays
Photo of a pediatric patient receiving care from Dr. Blackwell

Biomimetic dentistry

Gently shape your smile to enhance your teeth’s natural beauty, and attain a smile that enriches your life and boosts your self-confidence – all with your lifestyle, time, and budget in mind.

  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Invisalign® Orthodontics
  • Candid™ Clear Aligners

advanced technology

Fotona LightWalker

Precise, efficient laser dentistry.

This new technology has a wide variety of applications that make many procedures quicker, more precise, and more comfortable – from improving sleep quality, to light therapy, to dental implants and more.

digital radiography

Safer, faster, and improved results leading to better, more accurate diagnoses.

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays.

digital radiography

Safer, faster, and improved results leading to better, more accurate diagnoses.

Digital sensors capture detailed x-ray images with a fraction of the exposure found in traditional film x-rays.

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Photo of a patient getting a digital impression done

intraoral camera

See what we see with clear, high-definition imaging.

Intraoral digital images also provide our team with early detection and diagnosis for creeping issues.

cone beam imaging

Precision imaging without painful bitewings.

Advanced CBCT technology provides a high-definition digital scan with 3D images from your bones to your sinuses.

mercury filling removal

“The use of mercury in dental amalgam fillings poses serious risks to human health, and dental mercury released into the environment can cause long-lasting damage to wildlife.”

If you have mercury fillings (“silver fillings”), removing them in a way that is safe for you, for us, and for the environment is incredibly important. We’re one of the only practices in Louisiana that is SMART certified, allowing us to remove mercury fillings in the least toxic way possible, and replace them with filling options that are more biocompatible.

ozone therapy

“Oral microbiomes play an important role in the human microbial community and human health.”

Ozone therapy is a minimally invasive treatment offered here at enlightenDENTAL to completely reset your oral microbiome. This in-depth cleansing allows us to replenish your microbiome to have more of a balanced system in your mouth overall. The process safely eliminates bacteria in the mouth, fighting infection and inflammation, and leads to a healthier mouth and teeth.

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Dentist holding an airway model

Airway & Biological Assessments

The mechanics of natural breathing rely on an open airway that is supported by stable oral health, functional jaw joints, and unrestricted airflow through our nasal passages. When a component of this natural process is compromised, it can lead to chronic and serious health concerns. We’re passionate about airway and biological assessments to evaluate your breathing and the structure of your jaw and palate. These assessments help us to identify underlying issues, and create a customized treatment plan to get you on the path to better sleep, better breathing, and better long-term health.


We are a fee-for-service dental practice without the burden and restrictions of insurance. We have many payment options including payment plans, pay-in-full discounts, and financing.

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We’d love to help get you and your family on the path to whole-body wellness.