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Traveling With a Dental Issue? Your Emergency Dentist Offers Advice

June 4, 2018

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A man holding his mouth in pain.Whether you’re traveling to a city for the first time across the country or hiking in a new part of the world, it can easily be spoiled if your tooth is in constant pain. With your local emergency dentist thousands of miles away, it can really put a damper on your vacation. Luckily, there are ways to treat yourself without cutting the trip short.

Here’s what you should do if the following occurs while you’re traveling.

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Stop the Early Stages of Tooth Decay With Help from Your Dentist!

May 12, 2018

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A woman holding a picture of an unhealthy smile in front of her face.Your mouth has many defenses for protection against tooth decay. However, saliva, the foods you eat, and the fluoridated water you drink can only go so far. Regular brushing can reverse the first stage of tooth decay, but neglecting your teeth past this stage will lead to the next four other stages, according to your dentist.

Learn more about the five stages of tooth decay with your dentist today!

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health You Should Know

May 5, 2018

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A man holding his mouth in pain.With nearly 800,000 people dying from cardiovascular disease annually, it’s no wonder dentists and other medical professionals are trying to figure out ways to catch and treat heart problems sooner. By understanding the link gum disease holds with heart disease, dentists can discover heart problems in patients and reduce the chances of complications later.

Today, your dentist wanted to highlight this link to help patients protect themselves, as well as remind them why regular dental visits are important.

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Tips from Your Dentist on Handling and Defining Dental Emergencies

April 27, 2018

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broken tooth inspected by dental tools Whether you’re riding bikes and basking in the Louisiana sun or you’re playing one of your favorite contact sports, a dental emergency can easily appear when being active. Since it doesn’t happen often, most people don’t know the right steps to take and when they should visit their dentist for treatment. Thankfully, recognizing a dental emergency is simple. Once you do, you should contact your dentist and schedule an appointment, ideally for the same day of the incident.

Until you arrive, here’s what you should do.

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Don’t Be Fooled By These 4 Myths About Dental Implants!

April 24, 2018

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Model of an implant in a lower jawKnowledge is power – especially when it comes to your oral health! If you’re missing teeth, you need to know the facts about your treatment options. Unfortunately, in this age of information overload, you may have heard some things about dental implants that simply aren’t true!

Our goal is to help every patient make an informed decision about their dental treatment, so keep reading as we clear up four of the most common myths about implants, once and for all!

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Is There More To a Checkup Than the Cleaning? A Dentist Says Yes!

March 20, 2018

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A dentist holding a mirror and explorerIs there anything better than the slick, smooth, super-fresh feeling you get after a professional dental cleaning? It may not be your favorite thing to do, but it definitely feels great when it’s all said and done! But let’s face it: aside from the cleaning and a quick check for cavities, there aren’t a lot of reasons to go to the dentist every six months, right? Think again! Since this is a common misconception, we thought we’d write a blog about some of the other important aspects of your oral health that we examine every time we see you.

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Are Dental Implants Better Than Other Options? You Bet They Are!

March 4, 2018

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Model of an implant in the lower jawDid you know that one of the first attempts at replacing teeth was using bamboo pegs in China 4,000 years ago? Thankfully, dentistry has come a long way since then! The first modern implant was used in 1965 and they’ve continued to improve ever since. In fact, they offer superior results over other options, such as dentures, because they look and feel much more like natural teeth. So if you’re interested in dental implants and would like to know what sets them apart, keep reading to learn more!

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Make Your Investment Last with Effective Dental Implant Care

February 20, 2018

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woman smiling appleIf you have missing teeth, you probably know that a dental implant is an amazing option for tooth replacement. The thing that you need to focus on after receiving them is implant maintenance, so that you ultimately protect your smile’s investment in the long run. Learn all about dental implant care and how to help them last for a lifetime in this week’s blog post!

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What Can You Expect When First Meeting a Dentist in Marrero?

February 8, 2018

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dental visit Has it been longer than 6 months since your last dental visit? If so, it’s time for your routine dental cleaning and checkup! Plus, this is a great time to get to know your new dentist and how they can help you on your journey to better oral health. Learn more about what you can expect during your very first appointment with your local dentist in Marrero.

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Preventive Dentistry Protects Your Smile & Your Wallet! [VIDEO]

December 26, 2017

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brushing teethYour oral health is incredibly important to us here at Lapalco Family Dental.

But we also know that your wallet is just as important to our patients!

That’s why we put so much emphasis on preventive dentistry here in our Marrero, LA dental office. Hear more about how taking care of your teeth can save more than just your smile in the long run!

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