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What Is Involved in a Dental Cleaning?

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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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Paying for Dental Treatment

Paying for dentist

At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we work hard to help our patients get to good health. Whether that is as simple as a regular 6-month cleaning or as complicated as fixing every tooth, we want our patients to feel proud of their smile. One of the most common questions that we have in our office is how to pay for treatment. In this blog, I want to discuss the various ways we work with patients to make treatment affordable from prioritizing needs to insurance and dental benefits to financing.

When a person comes to our office needing multiple teeth fixed, treatment can generally be prioritized depending on where the infection ...

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Options For Fixing a Broken Denture

Fixing a Broken Denture

Unfortunately, one of the most common ways I meet a patient is when their denture broke and they need it fixed. It also rarely happens at a convenient time such as a long holiday week where the owner will have no one around to interact with. When your denture breaks, first and foremost, please do not use super glue to put it back together. Super glue will not hold it together and may make it impossible to repair. When a break occurs, please go to the dentist immediately and bring all the pieces and parts that you can. The three most common breaks that I see are a tooth fracturing ...

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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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Why We Love Whitening!

I have yet to meet a patient who does not want whiter teeth. While people do not want fake white teeth for the most part, I feel that tooth whitening is not used as often as it should be to make people love their smiles more as well as to help people maintain their smiles. To understand whitening, I want to explain the different types of whitening, the time commitment for whitening, and the benefits of whitening besides whiter teeth.

Types of Teeth Whitening

Whitening comes in four different types: toothpaste, over the counter strips, in office bleaching, and custom fitted trays. Many people are familiar with whitening toothpaste which is my ...

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3 Ideas to Help Your Kids Develop Good Dental Habits

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Young kids who learn good oral hygiene habits at home will have a better chance of keeping their smiles healthy and comfortable as adults. At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we provide comprehensive family dentistry in Gretna, LA, which includes helping parents take care of heir children’s teeth at home.

Here are 3 ways to keep little ones engaged:

Set a Good Example

As a parent, you know that kids want to emulate your actions. Let your children see you cleaning your teeth properly, and they will likely want to mimic your behavior. As your child is learning to brush their teeth, spend some time doing it together. If they need help, ...

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Making a Great Night Guard

Sleeping couple | Night Guards in Gretna, LA

Well-crafted night guards are a thing of beauty to me, and I love making them. Unfortunately, so many night guards or what we dentists call occlusal guards are poorly made that they are often given a bad rap. In order to have a great night guard, I feel that there are three steps. First, it must fit to the teeth perfecly.. Second, it should be comfortable to bite into when you are sleeping. Third, it must be adjusted after making the night guard to make sure that it is dialed into your mouth properly.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Night Guard

When a dentist starts making a night guard, the first ...

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