Nelson Dental Care Blog

When Can You Get Dental Implants After a Tooth Extraction?

May 10, 2024

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Illustration of a dental implant in the lower jaw

When saving a tooth is no longer an option, you may be able to have it replaced with a lifelike, durable dental implant. But if the tooth in question is still in your mouth, it will need to be extracted before you can begin the dental implant process. Just how long will you need to wait after your tooth extraction before you can have a dental implant placed? Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect.  

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Risks of DIY Oral Care: Is Charcoal Safe for Teeth Whitening?

March 8, 2024

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A toothbrush with activated charcoal toothpaste on it

If you follow DIY oral care, maybe you’ve heard of activated charcoal. Many hype it up as a great way to brighten your smile. That said, you likely have a question: Is the charcoal safe for teeth whitening? You wouldn’t want a product that puts your grin at risk. Well, your Metairie dentist can address your concerns. Read on to learn about activated charcoal, why it isn’t safe for teeth, and why to see a dentist for whitening instead.

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A Brighter Smile, Safely: How Often Is Too Often with At-Home Teeth Whitening?

January 5, 2024

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A woman smiling as she prepares to use her store-bought teeth whitening kit

Many people want a brighter smile, especially in today’s attention-grabbing, social media-fueled landscape. There are hundreds of different teeth whitening products on the market and readily available right now. While that’s great for people who want to try out the treatment, the temptation to use them frequently is common. But, is it safe to use these products too often?

If you want to learn more about teeth whitening treatments and their safety, continue reading.

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Undergoing Invisalign? Here’s What to Do With Your Cleaning Crystals

November 6, 2023

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Invisalign aligners next to package of cleaning crystals

As one of the most popular orthodontic treatments out there, Invisalign can help improve your smile while allowing you to enjoy more freedom during the process. For instance, you’ll be able to feel comfortable showing off your pearly whites and eating your favorite meals as long as you remove your aligners beforehand. However, you’ll also need to ensure your trays remain clean throughout your progress, which is where your cleaning crystals come into play! Keep reading to learn the right way to use them.

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3 Tips for Choosing a Dental Insurance Policy That’s Right For You

September 1, 2023

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patients discussing dental insurance with receptionist

Before scheduling your next dentist’s appointment, you want to find a dental insurance company that you can trust. Attempting to compare policies can be difficult though, especially if some of the verbiage is unfamiliar. This is why it’s important that you understand the basics when it comes to choosing the right plan. Keep reading to discover three tips that can help you select the right dental insurance for your unique needs. 

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Why Is Invisalign Better Than DIY Clear Aligners?

August 3, 2023

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A woman placing her Invisalign clear aligners

If you want straighter teeth cheaply, “do-it-yourself” aligners can seem tempting. They promise to align your teeth quickly and without major expenses. Still, the reality is that Invisalign is better than DIY aligners. The former option – provided by a qualified dentist – offers many perks that the latter can’t match. In fact, your local Metairie dentist can prove this claim. To that end, here are three reasons to choose Invisalign over DIY aligners.

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Can Dental Implants Rust Over Time?

July 6, 2023

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A dentist explaining dental implants to his patient

If you have dental implants, you likely feel happy with them. After all, these prosthetic teeth are great at restoring smiles! Still, you might be worried since they’re made of metal. Given this fact, you may fear dental implants can rust over time. However, the possibility of your new teeth rusting is very low. Your Metairie dentist can even prove the claim. Here’s a summary of how implants rarely rust, ways to keep them from doing so, and other implant care tips.

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3 Holistic Solutions to Tooth Decay

April 10, 2023

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decayed tooth modeled with sugar cubes

In the U.S., tooth decay is the most common chronic health condition among both children and adults. There are a lot of tools at your dentist’s disposal to help you address this condition, but you may also wonder what you can do to prevent tooth decay on your own.
Dental hygiene is obviously important, but there are also some holistic methods you can use to stave off cavities. Here are a few examples. 

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Benefits of Computer-Guided Implant Placement Surgery

January 6, 2023

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Digital model of single dental implant500,000 people per year are choosing dental implants to replace their missing teeth because of their unmatched benefits, like the potential to last for 30 years or more. Many factors have contributed to their high success rate, but computer-guided technology has revolutionized the process. Here’s how advanced technology has led the way for dental implants to be the most reliable solution for tooth loss.

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How Do I Get Whiter Teeth? 4 Treatments from Your Dentist

November 9, 2022

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happy patient who answered “How do I get whiter teeth?”

Maybe you’ve tried the whitening strips, the toothpastes, and the treatments from the drugstore that claim they can brighten your smile. If you have, you probably experienced disappointment and frustration with how little these products achieved. At this point, you may be wondering: “How do I get whiter teeth?”

Fortunately, you have more options available to you through your dentist, including teeth whitening (both in the office or at home), veneers, or metal-free restorations. Keep reading to learn more about these treatments and how your dentist can help you finally see the results you want.

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