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Is It Time for Your Child's First Appointment?

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It’s tough to imagine that your little one-year-old requires a trip to the dental office, but this is an important step in developing a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatric dentistry backs this recommendation. Early exams rule out any early dental problems, and also give us an opportunity to help your little one grow accustomed to the dental office and all of the funny sounds they will hear while they are with us.Preventive Children’s Dentistry in Gretna, LADr. Russell Schafer is a general dentist and welcomes families. He takes a particular interest in treating patients who are often overlooked in society – patients with tooth ...

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Chasing Oral Health

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Have you recently made a trip to the dentist and received a clean bill of health, but you feel unhappy with the appearance or comfort of your smile? You are not alone!Recently, the American Dental Association updated the definition of oral health to include some less obvious characteristics about your smile.How do you feel about the way it looks?Is it comfortable?Can you eat the foods you love?Do you speak and smile confidently?The addition of the more subjective aspects of oral health acknowledges that our smiles are an important part of interacting with others each day. They express joy, warmth, and friendship in almost any language across the globe, so feeling ...

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Every Tooth Has a Job

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If you examine your smile closely in the mirror, you probably see that they each have a unique size and shape. This is because each tooth has a purpose that is best served by their structure.Different Teeth and Their JobsIncisors – “The cutters,” or incisors, are the front four teeth that have a sharp edge. These are your lettuce-cutting and sandwich biting teeth.You can further separate upper incisors into two categories: the centrals and laterals.Centrals are the teeth right at the center of your top teeth. If you look closely, you will see that sometimes people’s centrals do not line up perfectly with their facial symmetry. This is called the ...

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Keeping your smile happy

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At NOLA Dentures and General dentistry, we take pride in helping our patients love their mouth. We do not say that lightly. Your smile is how you present yourself to the world. We see many patients each month who have not liked their smiles for years as well as plenty who want to keep their smiles great. While everyone’s plan is different, they are all built into a few different components. Today I’d like to talk about removing the infection, restoring the teeth, and maintaining the mouth.Unfortunately, people can’t see the infection in their own mouths very easily. Most people might feel a slight twinge when eating something cold, see ...

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Worried about Dentures? A New Study Shows You Might Be Surprised

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If your grandparents or parents had dentures, you might shy away from choosing them to replace your missing teeth. Dentures of the past shifted, fell, and looked pretty fake, making it obvious that you have dentures and making it difficult to enjoy a meal with friends without worrying about a denture malfunction.No one wants this level of stress on a day-today basis. After all, our area is known for delicious food and music to be enjoyed with friends and family.We Create Modern, Beautiful DenturesA recent article in The Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry shows in a study of modern dentures that patients are more satisfied than they expected to be with ...

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Are Missing Teeth Hurting Your Quality of Life?

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Many people miss the importance of a complete smile until they face tooth loss or dental extractions. Since we treat a number of patients with missing teeth at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we intimately understand the impact tooth loss can have on your quality of life.Feeling Self-Conscious about Your SmileWe believe you should feel great about the way you look and when your smile suffers, your self-esteem can follow. This can have a negative impact on your professional and personal life because whether it is fair or not, people make judgments about people with missing teeth.Nothing so simple should hold you back in life. We offer solutions with dentures, ...

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The World's Oldest Filling: A Reason to Be Grateful for Modern Dentistry

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A recent article in New Scientist highlights a recent discovery about an ice age filling discovered in Italy made out of a natural, ancient form of asphalt. Hiding that filling when you smile would be difficult!Fortunately, when you seek family dentistry in the Gretna, LA area, you can count on a much more attractive and painless option. We offer dental fillings made of modern materials that blend in perfectly with your smile.Why Tooth Decay HappensBacteria love sugar and carbohydrates because they need them to reproduce, which bacteria do at lightning speed! That is why brushing and flossing your teeth is so important. Within minutes after eating, bacteria begin to ...

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