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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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Are Kids with Siblings More Prone to Dental Anxiety?

If you are an adult who’s spent a lifetime avoiding visits to the dentist, you already know how dental anxiety impacts your oral health. What you may not realize is that dental anxiety is also a major issue that can affect your child’s oral health in the same way. 

Researchers at Northwest University of Nationalities in Lanzhou, China conducted a study of 405 children between the ages of 9 and 13 to investigate the effect that family structure in general and the presence of siblings, in particular, has on kids' oral health. The findings showed that 36 percent of children with siblings experienced dental anxiety compared to only 24 percent for only ...

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Have a Big Event Coming Up? Consider Teeth Whitening to Brighten Your Smile!

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While we want to look our best all the time, there are certain events like weddings and reunions that make us a little more critical of our appearance than usual. You envision hoards of guests with their phones and cameras out recording every moment, and you vow that this is the time yours is going to be the smile that stands out.

Planning for an upcoming event is a perfect time to consider a take-home professional teeth whitening kit at our Metairie dental office. The process is fast, easy, and produces results that are vastly better than over-the-counter products. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Dental Cleaning

Over time, plaque and tartar build ...

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Are Dentures Like They Used to Be?

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It’s a common mistake to think that modern dentures have anything in common with the heavy, fake-looking versions used decades ago. Dentures way back when were considered to be purely functional because they were better than having no teeth, and they even restored some function. 

A Lot Has Changed about Dentures

But a lot has changed in dentistry since your grandparents wore their dentures. Materials are lighter and more natural-looking, and since dentists understand more about jaw growth, full and partial dentures today are designed to fit more comfortably.

Appearance

Back in the day, dentists were limited by materials and had to make do with what was available. There wasn’t much customization possible, ...

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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Treatment for You

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Are you happy with the look of your smile? Do you have cosmetic imperfections that you would like to address, but aren’t sure where to start?

More and more people today are learning that cosmetic dentistry is not just a solution reserved for the rich and famous. Now your Metairie cosmetic dentist has access to materials and techniques to produce a “Hollywood smile” even if you’re on a tight budget.

Teeth Whitening

The most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening. Stained teeth result from the foods you consume, tobacco use, or poor oral hygiene. Professional teeth whitening can quickly brighten your smile and take years off your appearance. 

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Your ...

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The Invisalign Process: 3 Steps to Straight Teeth

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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 ...

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

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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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