Nelson Dental Care Blog

Dental Insurance: Save Money, Visit Your Dentist

December 23, 2020

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Closeup of woman smiling during dentist's appointment

If you are trying to tie up the purse strings a bit as the year comes to a close, you’re certainly not alone. Between the expenses that come with the holiday season and the unexpected events of 2020, it’s natural to cut costs where you can. However, before you add your next dental appointment to the list of superfluous expenses, it is important to remember that your checkups and cleanings can save you money, especially if you have dental insurance. Here’s how!


The 5 Qualities of a Great Candidate for Dental Implants!

November 10, 2020

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Dental implant candidate smiling while sitting in dental chair

Dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular tooth replacement options because of their many unique benefits, including their strength, longevity, and lifelike attributes. One of their advantages is the predictability of treatment—dental implants have a success rate of about 98%. Part of the reason for this is that dentists thoroughly examine patients for certain attributes before recommending this service. Read on to learn the 5 most important qualities of a good dental implant candidate to see if they’re the right option for your smile!


Invisalign Offers More Than Aesthetics

October 6, 2020

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Woman holding aligner showing the benefits of Invisalign. Did you know that it’s never too late to invest in a straight smile? Although braces are often viewed as a treatment for juveniles, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are now over the age of 18. The increase in adults seeking treatment is attributed to less noticeable options for braces, like clear aligners. One of the most appealing benefits of Invisalign is its nearly invisible appearance, but aesthetics aren’t the only reason adults are choosing it as an alternative to metal braces. Here are 5 other advantages you can enjoy with clear aligners.


4 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Oral Health While Homeschooling

September 1, 2020

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little girl brushing her teeth against yellow-orange background

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the beginning of this school year is unlike any that has come before it. Even if your child’s education isn’t completely remote, kids are spending more and more time at home than ever before. Without the daily routine of physically going to school every day, it can be hard to stay on track with your little one’s dental health. To prevent your son or daughter from developing cavities, read the following four tips about maintaining excellent oral health for kids.


Chew on This! 5 Best Foods for Your Teeth

August 22, 2020

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Woman smiling while eating a salad

When it comes to maintaining your pearly whites, a solid dental hygiene routine is crucial. However, your efforts are rendered virtually useless if between brushing and flossing you are filling up on sugary snacks, crunchy foods, and acidic beverages. To keep your teeth healthy from the inside-out, it is important to load up your plate with vitamin-rich, cavity-fighting foods that promote good oral health. If you are wondering where to start, then read on for five good foods for teeth!


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.


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.


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!


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!


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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