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  • "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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The Invisalign Process: 3 Steps to Straight Teeth

Do crooked or crowded teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile? Maybe you had treatment as a child, and your teeth have relapsed, or perhaps orthodontics weren’t in your family’s budget at the time.

If you have been avoiding treatment as an adult because you don’t want to commit to traditional metal braces, you’ll be pleased to know that you have a more comfortable option for getting your smile in shape. Invisalign is a short-term orthodontic treatment designed with your busy lifestyle in mind. Crystal-clear aligners won’t impact your appearance or irritate tissues in your mouth as metal braces can. 

Invisalign in 3 Steps

Before you consider investing in Invisalign in Metairie, ...

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Root Canals Are Your Ticket to Relief: Here’s How it Works

You have probably listened to more than your share of root canal jokes and horror stories, and, like most people, you believe what you hear. But it is really time to put to rest the myth that root canals are a painful procedure. It’s the 21st century, after all, and advances in dental technology and sedation methods make the process no more complicated than having a tooth filled. 

It's the Infection That Causes Pain

The first thing to understand is that it is an infection deep within the tooth that causes pain. Without treatment, the pain will continue to worsen until it becomes unbearable. At that point, the only way your dentist ...

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How A CEREC Crown Is Made

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Have you been told that you need a crown but don’t have time to make multiple trips to the dentist?

This is a common complaint because we all have commitments and obligations that make it hard to chisel several hours out of our schedule for a dental appointment. But with CEREC crowns, the two to three-week process has been shrunk down to a single appointment at your dentist's office.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a complicated way of saying that your restoration is fabricated right there in the dentist’s office while you wait.

How is this possible? Thank technology! In recent years, dental medicine ...

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Root Canals - Treating Infection and Relieving Your Pain

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Toothaches are one of the most intense types of pain, and tooth pain from an untreated root canal infection can be agonizing. When this occurs, your first step should be to call your dentist.

However, If you don’t like dental visits and you especially don’t like root canals, the first thing you probably do is reach for the bottle of Advil. But deep in your heart, you know you’re only buying time until you have to face the fact that you need to see the dentist.

Why do we put ourselves through this? No one likes tooth pain, and most people have an unwarranted fear of root canal treatment. But you need ...

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A Reason for Root Canals

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Many times, a person doesn't know they have an infected root canal until it becomes painful. At that point, of course, the only concern is finding relief fast.

But there’s actually much more at stake than your comfort; while pain is a powerful motivating force in seeking treatment, the purpose of root canal therapy is to preserve the structure of the tooth.

Why You Need a Root Canal

To understand, let’s take a look at why a root canal becomes necessary and what happens during the procedure.

Located deep inside your teeth is a chamber that runs through the middle of your tooth and houses dental pulp, which is made up of connective tissue, ...

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The 3 Stages of Invisalign Treatment

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Choosing Invisalign treatment is your first step on your journey to a more harmonious, beautiful smile. All you need to do now is follow all the steps your dentist prescribes and wait for the clear aligners to do their job.

Invisalign clear braces are an excellent choice; treatment is discreet and comfortable and won’t impact your busy lifestyle. The aligners don’t irritate sensitive cheek tissue as bracket and wire braces sometimes can, and they’re removable so you can continue to eat all your favorite foods.

Let’s take a look at the three steps of Invisalign treatment that will transform your smile:

Step 1: Planning Your Treatment

During the first step, your dentist will take digital ...

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5 Causes of Sleep Apnea and How We Provide Relief

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Sleep apnea is a condition caused by an obstruction in your airway that makes it difficult or impossible to breathe during sleep. Estimates indicate that as many as 22 million Americans live with sleep apnea, and 80 percent of moderate to severe cases are undiagnosed.

While excessive snoring is an annoying symptom of sleep apnea, the bigger problem is the lack of sufficient oxygen that occurs because of an obstructed airway. Some patients with sleep apnea experience paused breathing that lasts ten seconds or longer that can happen hundreds of times a night.

Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

You may be wondering what causes sleep apnea and what, if anything, you can do ...

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