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Dental Emergencies: How Do You Know If You Need to See the Dentist Right Away?

April 16, 2020

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Woman with toothache visiting her dentist in Metarie

Calling the dentist when you’re suffering from oral pain or have a damaged tooth is just common sense. However, not all emergencies happen during business hours; some might occur over the holiday, in the middle of the night, or any time your dentist’s office is normally closed. In that situation, you might be tempted to wait until normal business hours – but if you have true emergency, this could be a crucial mistake. When do you absolutely need to see your dentist in Metarie as soon as possible? Keep reading to learn more about situations where urgent care is required.

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Virtual Dentistry: Oral Care In The Time of COVID-19

February 29, 2020

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person video chatting their emergency dentist in Metairie, LA

Over the last month, countless states and counties have issued public statements to avoid going to public places and coming into contact with others to prevent the rapidly increasing spread of COVID-19. This shift in day-to-day life has caused many businesses to adapt in an effort to stay open as well as keep their staff and patients safe. COVID-19 has sparked the emergence of teledentistry, which is virtual dental consultations and care to help determine whether an in-person treatment is necessary. Read on to learn more about virtual dentistry and how it works.

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How Long Will It Take to Correct My Bite with Invisalign?

January 18, 2020

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young attractive woman wearing invisalign

Many people are hesitant to have their bite corrected once they become an adult. One of the reasons for the apprehension is that they don’t want to wear metal braces that draw unwanted attention to their teeth. If you’re in the same predicament, then Invisalign in Metairie provides an excellent alternative. As you continue reading, you’ll discover how the procedure works and get a general idea of how long treatment takes. Once you’re informed, you can then move forward with achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!

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Invisalign vs. At-Home Orthodontics — Which Is Better?

November 17, 2019

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gloved hand holding clear aligner

Perhaps you want to straighten your teeth, but you aren’t sure if Invisalign is right for you. After all, it might seem inconvenient to visit your dentist for periodic checkups, and perhaps you are concerned about cost as well. You might be wondering if an at-home clear aligner system might be the better option for you. Read the information below before you make your final decision. We’re confident that you’ll decide Invisalign in Metairie is the better choice!

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Save Your Mouth from Gingivitis During National Gum Care Month

September 27, 2019

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Gum disease

September is time for back-to-school, but it’s also an opportunity for patients of all ages to learn more about protecting their gums! This month is National Gum Care Month, and to celebrate, your dentist wants to make sure you understand the signs of needing gum disease treatment in Metairie – and what could happen if you don’t have the procedure done.

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Invisalign, a Clear Alternative to Braces

April 24, 2019

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Woman wearing invisible orthodontic traysEveryone should have straight teeth. They are easier to clean. They wear less. And as an added bonus, they look better. A large number of dental problems are caused from improper tooth positioning. Therefore, by correcting the position of the teeth, most of these problems can be prevented.

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Early Detection Saves Lives

April 5, 2019

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woman at dentistIn honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month,  Nelson Dental Care will be offering free oral cancer screenings throughout the month of April. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and approximately 132 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.

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The Many Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry: How Finally Getting the Smile of Your Dreams Will Help Change Your Life

March 11, 2019

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Many people walk around with chipped, uneven, or discolored teeth. Some of these people are very self-conscious about their smile and tend to hide their smile, hold back, or cover their mouth with their hand when laughing. One of the greatest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is the boost in confidence and self-esteem that comes from having a smile you can be proud of. Let me start by talking about some of the myths surrounding cosmetic dentistry.

Myth #1
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Get Affordable Teeth Whitening in Metairie While Making a Difference!

March 4, 2019

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A group of children smiling.

Those who are familiar with Nelson Dental Care are probably already aware of the charity events we’ve done in the past. Our practice is incredibly proud and honored to be able to participate with charities that do great work in our local community and around the world. This time around, we’ll be offering a service we know many patients find valuable: teeth whitening in Metairie!

By getting your teeth whitened, you can make a difference in the lives of children in your neighborhood and other parts of the world. Here’s how!

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The Dangers of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea

February 12, 2019

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Man with sleep apneaEvery man, woman and child requires sleep. Its purpose is somewhat unknown, except that it seems to allow our body and mind to regenerate and recharge. Each person varies in the amount of sleep required and many chemicals, such as caffeine and nicotine, can affect the quality of sleep. The body cycles through different stages of sleep from light, transitional non-REM sleep to deep sleep to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. There are many consequences of not getting the proper amount or quality of sleep during the night. These include dozing off at inappropriate times of the day, higher risk of car accidents, and lower pain threshold/tolerance.

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