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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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5 Healthy Habits to Keep Your Teeth For a Lifetime

January 23, 2019

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Toothbrush and toothpasteAristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Therefore, what we are is a direct result of the habits we do every day. Knowing this is of tantamount importance to making changes in your health, relationships, career, or anything else. When we know what we should do and are able to incorporate that into our subconscious mind, the decisions that we make automatically will ultimately lead to our benefit. We can use this fact to keep our teeth healthy and maintained in maximum capacity for as long as possible. We have already discussed in some other articles the benefits of teeth, such as the ability to process nutritious foods which lead to further health benefits. (more…)

3 Oral Health Resolutions with your Cosmetic Dentist in Metairie

January 3, 2019

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woman smiling oral health

It’s that time of year again—time to reflect on the past year and then look ahead. What are your goals for 2019? Do you want to read more books? Go the gym more often? Maybe you could focus on something you use every day—your mouth! Check out these three resolutions that you can do this year with the help of your cosmetic dentist in Metairie. (more…)

Don’t Forget Your Dental Benefits Says Dentist in Metairie

November 5, 2018

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A dental insurance document next to an X-ray.When you’ve got a busy schedule and the holidays are coming up, it can be easy to forget about important appointments related to your health. However, did you know that if you have unused dental benefits sitting in your insurance account, you won’t be able to use them by the new year?

Considering that an overwhelming majority of dental insurance plan participants don’t reach their annual maximum, a dentist in Metairie wants to help make that process of using them easier. Here’s why you should take the time to use them and the best ways to do it.

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No Insurance? Your Dentist in Metairie Offers In-House Savings Plans

September 9, 2018

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woman at dentistYour first line of defense against preventable oral health issues starts with your toothbrush and your dental floss. While they are important for keeping your teeth and gum healthy, it is not enough. The American Dental Association also recommends you visit your dentist in Metairie twice a year for a cleaning and checkup; however, two-thirds of adults skip these appointments. Often, lack of dental insurance influences the decision to delay routine visits. It is natural to fear the cost of the services, but you have another option. You can keep your smile a priority with an in-house savings plan.
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Want Help Choosing Between Braces or Invisalign in Metairie?

April 1, 2018

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Woman holding a clear tray and bracesIf you’ve always been bothered by your less-than-perfect smile and want to straighten your teeth, you’ll be glad to know that you have a couple of different choices. For many decades the only option was traditional braces, but fortunately, that’s no longer the case!

Modern options like Invisalign in Metairie offer the same great results as braces – without the hassle of brackets and wires. It’s always worth it to do a bit of research before committing to treatment, so we’ll get you started by explaining the benefits of Invisalign and what you can expect from the procedure. Keep reading to learn more!

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When Should I Contact an Emergency Dentist in Metairie?

February 20, 2018

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man dental painThe thing about accidents is that you can never anticipate when they will really happen. That’s why it’s best to always stay prepared from the beginning. This is even true when it comes to dental accidents. In the unfortunate case that you experience trauma to your teeth and/or gums, you need an emergency dentist in Metairie that you can rely on.

Luckily, your local dentist accepts dental emergencies and provides prompt care. Learn more about emergency dentistry and what to do when faced with a dental accident in this week’s blog post.

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Crooked Teeth? Go for Invisalign in Metairie!

January 1, 2018

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Woman wearing invisible orthodontic trays

Woman wearing invisible orthodontic trays

Do you find yourself hiding your smile from others because you’re self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Don’t worry – you’re in good company! After all, the vast majority of people simply weren’t “genetically blessed” with straight teeth. The good news, however, is that in the last 20 years, advances in dentistry mean that you no longer have only one option for fixing a crooked smile. If you’ve been thinking about braces but aren’t thrilled about the drawbacks involved in traditional orthodontic treatment, a local dentist discusses why Invisalign in Metairie might just be the solution you’ve been looking for!

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5 Negative Effects of Skipping Dental Checkups

October 7, 2017

relaxed woman at dental checkupMany dental patients think it’s no big deal if they put off a checkup every now and then. Dentists hear patients saying, they don’t “need” to come because there’s nothing wrong. However, that’s exactly why you should be keeping up with your regular preventive dentistry exams – to make sure there’s nothing wrong. Before you decide another six months won’t hurt anything, read the following to learn more about issues you may contend with when you skip your dental visit.
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