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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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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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