• "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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3 Big Benefits of Invisalign

3 Big Benefits of Invisalign | Oak Family Dental
Invisalign clear braces at our Metairie dental office are an effective short-term orthodontic treatment that has helped thousands of people smile again with confidence. Clear aligner trays are an excellent solution that eliminates the need to wear bulky metal brackets and wires to achieve the smile you want.There are lots of benefits to treating misalignments with Invisalign instead of metal braces. But here are three benefits that our patients really appreciate:No Uncomfortable Metal – of the chief complaints with metal orthodontics is discomfort. Invisalign eliminates this problem because the aligners are made of smooth plastic that won’t irritate delicate tissue in the mouth. Also, Invisalign aligners are made to conform ...

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Time for Dentures? Here’s What to Expect

What to Expect From Dentures | Oak Family Dental
Getting dentures is a big decision, but one that will change your quality of life! We have helped transform the lives of many patients at our Metairie dental with full and partial dentures.During your dentures consultation, one of our doctors will explain all your options and help you make a choice about treatment that fits your needs. While we are in the planning process, we will work together to customize dentures that will restore function and complement your appearance.Living with Your New DenturesAs soon as we place your dentures, you will start to feel more confident because you have a whole and healthy smile! But everyone goes through an adjustment ...

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Three Signs that Might Mean an Extraction Is Right for You

Needing an Extraction | Oak Family Dental
Just the thought of having a tooth removed sends many people into a panic. It’s understandable – you have tried to take good care of your teeth and learning that you need to have one of them removed can be upsetting, to say the least!There are several reasons why we might perform dental extractions at our Metairie office, and not all of them have to do with poor oral health. We are sharing a list of instances where one of our dentists may recommend extraction:You are considering dentures – Getting dentures doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have teeth removed. In fact, we make every effort to retain healthy teeth ...

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Need a Root Canal? How the Process Could Change in the Future

Needing a Root Canal | Oak Family Dental
Nearly everyone dislikes the idea of root canals. Fortunately, improvements in treatment techniques and technology help to ensure that root canals at our Metairie dental office are far more comfortable than you ever thought possible.The first sign that you have an infected root canal is often severe pain. We need to perform treatment to remove the bacterial infection and provide relief. Without treatment, the pain will get worse, and you will ultimately lose the tooth.During the procedure, Dr. Patterson removes the infection, then disinfects and seals the tooth. When you return for your follow-up appointment, she checks the canal to ensure that all the infection has been removed.The problem is ...

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Modern Dentures and Patient Expectations

Modern Dentures and Patient Expectations | Oak Family Dental
It can be difficult to learn that you need full dentures. Part of the problem is the expectation that your dentures won’t look natural and everyone will know they aren’t your original teeth. You may also be worried that dentures will be uncomfortable and unstable in your mouth.The concern is understandable, especially if you remember the sad-looking dentures soaking in a cup on your grandparents’ nightstand. But we can assure you that full and partial dentures created at our Metairie, LA dental office are nothing like your grandparents’ dentures!New materials and state-of-the-art technology have dramatically improved the look, fit, and function of dentures. Today, it is possible to customize dentures ...

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The Hidden Benefits of a Whiter Smile

The Hidden Benefits of a Whiter Smile | Oak Family Dental
If your smile is looking a little dull and tired, chances are you look around and see nothing but a sea of bright white smiles around you. From actors and models to public figures – everyone seems to have perfect pearly whites.You may think that it takes thousands of dollars of dental work to have a smile like they have, but you would be wrong! It may be that all you need is a professional teeth whitening treatment at our Metairie, LA dental office. Millions of people are taking advantage of the dramatic, and sometimes life-changing, results that can be achieved with a simple whitening treatment.Teeth whitening is great for ...

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3 Common Causes of Bad Breath - And What to Do about It!

Common Causes of Bad Breath | Oak Family Dental
Has this ever happened to you? You’re having a nice conversation with someone, but you notice they’re slowly shying away from you while you’re speaking. Then the horrifying reality hits you – your breath is so bad they can’t even stand being close to you!Call it kitten breath, dragon breath, or bottom of the birdcage – it’s just bad breath, plain and simple. Of course, some of the causes of bad breath are normal. Like that delicious burger with onion you had for lunch that left you with breath so bad you could clear a room.So what can you do about bad breath? The answer depends on the source of ...

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