• "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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What Everyone Should Know about Dental Implants

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Dental implants may seem like a recent innovation, but dentists have actually used them for over 40 years with a 95% success rate. In that time, over three million people have had their lives transformed by dental implants, and that number is expected to grow by 500,000 per year!What You Need to Know about Dental ImplantsThere are still lots of misconceptions about what implants are and how they are used. Since they are the gold standard for tooth replacement, it’s safe to say that at some point you might consider implants for yourself. If you do, there are some things you should know:An implant is a small titanium post that ...

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Link Found between High BMI and Gum Disease

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It seems that nearly every day we see new research that points to the connection between oral health and your general health and well-being. This makes sense if you think about it – your mouth is the gateway to your body, and whatever is happening with your oral health is bound to impact other bodily systems as well.A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology sought to understand the connection between gum disease and insulin resistance in patients with a high BMI. It was found that periodontitis, the most serious form of periodontal disease, was more prevalent in obese patients, who are at six times the risk ...

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Sleep Apnea Treatment…From Your Dentist!

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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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