Nola Dentures and General Dentistry
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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

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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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What to Expect from Whitening at Our Gretna Dental Practice

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Wanting a white smile well into your adult years is expected, especially with the existence of social media and online photographs that will follow you forever. Having a bright smile makes a great first impression and projects the image of health and confidence.

We offer professional teeth whitening in our Gretna, LA dental office, and here is what you can expect.

Consultation and Check-Up

Whether you are a new patient or an existing patient who would like to whiten your teeth, Dr. Russell Schafer will make sure that you are healthy enough for teeth whitening and what type of product will work best for you.

It’s also a good idea to start your ...

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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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The Long-Term Consequences of Tooth Loss

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If you ask any dentist in the 70056 area of Louisiana about how tooth loss impacts patients, they will likely have a lot to say about why it is essential to save teeth whenever possible. They will likely also mention how important it is to replace missing teeth with a bridge, dental implant, or denture to protect the oral health of the patient.

Consequences of Tooth Loss

Losing a tooth or multiple teeth has a bigger impact than just leaving gaps in your smile. While the appearance of your smile can cause negative feelings about how you look or can impact your self-esteem, the health consequences are also something to consider.

Bone loss ...

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