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What Is Involved in a Dental Cleaning?

Dental Office | Dental Cleanings Gretna LA

Your family’s dental cleanings in our Gretna, LA dental office are customized to meet each individual’s needs. In order to determine what type of dental cleaning you will need, an exam with Dr. Russell Schafer, including a check of the gums, will determine if excessive amounts of tartar or periodontal disease are present. We want to be sure to schedule enough time to give you a complete dental cleaning that meets your needs.

Here are a few factors that play a role in your next dental cleaning appointment.

Good Home Dental Care Counts

Skipping flossing your teeth until the day of your dental appointment will do little to promote a healthy smile. ...

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What Happens during a Dental Cleaning?

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If it’s time for your next dental cleaning and you live in the Gretna, LA area, you might be searching for the perfect dentist to look after your family. At NOLA Dentures & General Dentistry, we customize your dental cleaning based on your needs.

What Type of Dental Cleaning Do You Need?

An evaluation with Dr. Russell Schafer will help us schedule an appropriate dental cleaning for you. If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, you might have some catching up to do. We want to make sure we have plenty of time to help you get your oral health back on track.

We provide a periodontal evaluation ...

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Want to Save Money on Your Dental Care - It's as Simple as Prevention

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Healthcare costs are rising and saving money is essential to most modern families. We all have to live on a budget. As your family dentistry practice in Gretna, LA, we want to tell you the secret to save money at the dentist.

Focus on Prevention

Many people avoid dental care because they don’t see the need for a dental cleaning and exam when their teeth and gums feel fine. This is a common misconception that makes perfect sense until you realize that dental conditions almost never hurt until they are in their very late stages of advancement.

Here is a scenario to consider:

You have a small cavity on a molar that you can’t ...

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Your Dental Cleaning in 3 Steps

Dental Cleanings | Gretna Louisiana

Has it been too long since your teeth felt clean and fresh? Even if you missed a cleaning or two, we are here to help restore your oral health!

There is no reason to feel ashamed of missing a few dental appointments. We know that life often gets in the way of taking care of ourselves.

We welcome you to get back on track here at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, where we will help you get the dental care you need for a healthy smile.

Your Dental Cleaning in 3 Steps

We take great pride in giving patients the personal treatment they deserve and offer dental cleanings based on your current needs.

Step 1 ...

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Don't Put Off That Dental Appointment!

Don't Put Off That Dental Appointment | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

You might be stressed about money or have such a busy schedule that making your regular dental appointments poses a challenge.

At NOLA Dentures & General Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Russell Schafer, completely understands. That is why we make it easy for our patients to get the routine care they need to stay healthy.

Convenient Hours & Payment Options

We offer evening hours, so coming by after work and school is convenient. We also file insurance claims for you.

Preventive Dentistry Reduces Costs Later

A modest investment in taking care of your oral health by maintaining regular dental appointments can reduce your overall dental costs later. Twice-yearly dental exams, x-rays, and dental cleanings are the ...

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Stick to your gums: The importance of gum health

The Importance of Gum Health | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

Teeth are pretty easy to understand what they do and how to care for them.  They give you a smile and allow you to chew, and we take care of them by brushing, flossing, and avoiding sweets. I think that most people and most of my patients understand that their gums are important to keep healthy but don’t understand much beyond that. However, I’d argue that gum health is as important if not more important than the teeth as gum problems are harder to fix than tooth problems.  I’m going to break this blog down into three parts: what are the gums, what are common gum problems, and ...

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Choosing a toothpaste

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Probably one of the most common questions that I get asked is “What is the best toothpaste to use?”  This question makes sense as almost everyone believes that brushing with toothpaste is an important part of preventing cavities and other dental problems.  However, a quick Google search of toothpaste finds ten plus pages of brands and types from the common Crest to the less well known such as clay toothpaste.  I’m pretty confident that I haven’t heard of even half of the different types of toothpaste on the market today.  However, when I’m buying toothpaste, I consider three things: is it for kids or adults, what does it do to ...

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