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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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5 Causes of Sleep Apnea and How We Provide Relief

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

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The 3-Step Process of Creating Dental Veneers

When you’re with friends and business associates, do you smile openly and confidently? Or do you tend to hold back from these interactions because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth?You Deserve a Confident SmileOne study concluded that 36 percent of American adults are unhappy with their smile, so you’re not alone. But today, dentists have access to updated materials and techniques that make it possible for just about anybody to enjoy a better, more confident smilePorcelain veneers are one option that conceals a multitude of esthetic dental problems and leave you with a bright, beautifully symmetrical smile. With veneers, we can fix gapped, chipped, broken, misshapen, misaligned, or ...

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Is Sleep Apnea a Risk to Your Long-Term Health?

A woman plugs her ears next to her sleeping husband | Sleep Apnea Treatment Metairie
Are you one of the millions of people who live with sleep apnea?Apnea is defined as a cessation in breathing, and when it occurs during sleep, we refer to it as sleep apnea. Over 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with approximately 80 percent of moderate to severe cases going undiagnosed.Why Sleep Apnea is a Serious ProblemAs you fall asleep, the muscles and soft tissue in your throat relax. In sleep apnea patients, this completely obstructs the airway. Your body is deprived of oxygen and ...

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3 Common Signs of TMJ You Shouldn't Ignore

a man puts his hand to his jaw | Metairie LA TMJ Treatment
You may have heard friends or family talk about TMJ, and you know it has to do with your jaw joint but aren't sure exactly why it can become a problem for so many.First, it helps to understand how this joint works. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) gets its name because it connects the temporal bone at the side of the head to your lower jaw, or mandible. This joint is one of the most complicated in the body because it not only moves up and down, it also allows you to shift your mouth from side to side.When something goes wrong with your TMJ, we refer to it as a ...

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3 Ways Sleep Apnea Makes Life More Challenging

A man holds his head | Sleep Apnea Dentist Metairie LA
Do you wake up feeling fatigued? Do you drag through your day with a lack of focus and inability to concentrate?These symptoms can be a result of a few sleepless nights, but if it's a chronic problem for you, the culprit may be obstructive sleep apnea, also referred to as OSA.What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?Apnea means a temporary cessation in breathing, and since these episodes happen while you sleep, we call it sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissues in your ...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Pearly White

A close up of a woman's smile | Metairie, LA teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to achieve a fresh, new look and a smile you're proud to show off. So when you finally decide to have treatment and see the transformation, you know that you don't ever want to go back to a dull smile again!A professional teeth whitening can be performed in a couple of different ways. You may decide you want immediate results and opt for in-office treatment; or, you might like more control over the process and choose to perform your treatment at home over a two-week period.Tips for Keeping Your Smile BrightIn either case, the results are stunning, and you only need ...

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The Best Soft Food Choices following Your Extraction

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No matter the reason, the prospect of having a tooth extracted can be overwhelming for anyone. Not only are losing a part of yourself that you thought you would have for a long time but in some cases, you may feel ashamed that extraction is necessary.You Deserve A Day Off!When the day of your procedure comes, you should plan to take the day off to pamper and look after yourself. First, there are specific steps you need to take to protect the extraction site and promote faster healing. Of course, your mouth will also be numb for several hours, and if you took a sedative before your procedure, you need ...

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