• "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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Sleep Apnea Treatment…From Your Dentist!

Until recently, the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea was a CPAP mask. Short for continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP has helped millions of patients avoid the risks of sleep apnea.CPAP and ComplianceHowever, this potentially life-saving treatment comes with a price; patients complain that the mask is uncomfortable, which makes compliance a problem. Many people simply do not use the CPAP mask, putting their overall health at risk.Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, palpitations, heart attack, and stroke.Updated Sleep Apnea TreatmentRecently the FDA approved a simple customized oral appliance for mild to moderate sleep apnea therapy that is available right here at our Metairie dental office.During sleep, ...

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The Connection between Bacteria and Cavities

Bacteria and Cavities | Oak Family Dental
It’s important for you to be educated about your oral health. Recently, many dental health organizations like the American Dental Society and the American Academy of Periodontology have found a definite connection between the health of your mouth and virtually every system of your body.As a top dentist in Metairie, Dr. Margaret Patterson wants you to be informed about all aspects of your dental health. Knowing what these findings mean for you can help motivate you to understand the importance of proper oral health care.How Bacteria Leads to Dental DiseaseEvery single tooth in your mouth harbors thousands of bacteria, and that’s with good oral hygiene! These bacteria love to feed ...

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What Are Sealants?

Dental Sealants | Oak Family Dental
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your child’s healthy teeth stay that way. You listen carefully to tips from your hygienist and dentist about the proper way for your child to brush and floss, and then you apply these ideas at home.But there is one more important treatment that you can consider, and that is dental sealants placed by our children’s dentist in Metairie, LA.What do sealants do?Sealants are a thin protective plastic coating that we apply to the surface of children’s teeth to protect them and keep them strong and healthy. Brushing and flossing are essential for a healthy smile, but sealants ...

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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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