Nola Dentures and General Dentistry
A Great Dentist

Blog

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 ...

Read More →

The Connection between Bacteria and Dental Decay

Bacteria and Dental Decay | Gretna Louisana

Dental decay begins with acidity from bacteria, which feeds on food particles left behind after eating. Researchers recently started to explore the relationship between dental caries (decay), bacteria, and other microorganisms present in the mouth during the decay process.

Not all bacteria are bad, of course. You have probably seen talk of probiotics and gut health in the news. As it turns out, probiotics can also slow down the decay process. As decay progresses, the mouth environment begins to change dramatically. The presence of bacteria is a catalyst that propels the decay progression.

Researchers are using DNA and RNA research to gain a greater understanding of the differences between good and bad ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

Treating Children

Treating Children | Nola Dentures and General Dentistry

One of the things Dr. Russell Schafer loves about dentistry is helping children develop healthy habits early in life so that they can enjoy healthy, comfortable smiles and better overall health.

If you are looking for a dentist to provide outstanding and gentle children’s dentistry for your child, we invite you to join our dental family at Nola Dentures and General Dentistry.

Early Dental Visits for a Great Start

We recommend that you bring your child in for a first dental visit by his or her first birthday. At this special appointment, we spend time discussing kid’s dentistry and home care with parents, answer any questions you may have about nutrition to support ...

Read More →

Choosing the Right Gretna, LA Family Dental Office

Choosing the Right Gretna, LA Family Dental Office | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

Choosing a dentist is am important decision for your family. Having a dentist that focuses on preventive dentistry can make a difference in the future of your oral health and wellness. If you are searching for family dentistry in Gretna, LA, you can count on Dr. Russell Schafer to give each member of your family the detailed, customized, and high-quality care he would give to his own family.

When you are searching for a new dentist, you probably want one that can take care of every member of your family. Dr. Schafer actually loves treating children and elderly people alike as well as everyone in between. In short, we love caring ...

Read More →

Healing Dentures

Dentist | Gretna LA Dentures

When a person is ready to transition to dentures, one of the most common questions is how long will they need to wait before they can get new teeth.  Many people cannot be without a smile for any period of time either due to their job or fear of embarrassment, we make immediate dentures also known as healing dentures.  Healing dentures are a wonderful prosthesis that help change lives and give patients back their smile immediately.  When I discuss healing dentures with my patients, I like to discuss the how these dentures are made, the overall healing process, and what we at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry do to help ...

Read More →

What You Should Know about Dentures

What You Should Know about Dentures | NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry

If you are in New Orleans and need dentures, we can help. Dentures are a big part of what we do in our dental practice. Dr. Russell Schafer sees hundreds of denture patients each year and has a gift for creating dentures that look and feel great for our patients – something not every dentist is able to do effectively!

If you are considering dentures, facing extractions, or if you have ill-fitting dentures, here are a few things you should know about dentures.

Dentures do not last forever! 

Because your bone density changes as you age, your dentures may need to be replaced every five years or so. It is common that we ...

Read More →