October 9, 2017
How much do your kids know about dental care?
We hope today’s quiz will start that conversation in your family! At Lapalco Family Dental, we want to be your trusted source for quality care. That means helping you instill good oral hygiene habits in your kids early for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
October 1, 2017
At Lapalco Family Dental, we know how hard it is for many families to make ends meet. That’s why we’re committed to working with a variety of dental insurance plans to provide the quality care you need for a healthy smile.
Here’s our own Dr. Landry talking to you about how we aim to give patients excellent care in a way that suits your budget!
September 26, 2017
Want a straighter smile but don’t want to wear traditional braces for the next few years?
Find the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in half the time with cosmetic orthodontics at Lapalco Family Dental!
Here’s Dr. Landry explaining how we can correct your crooked teeth faster than traditional braces in our Marrero dental office!
September 18, 2017
One of the reasons patients tell us they waited so long to seek help for their smile problems is because they felt intimidated and overwhelmed by the process. That’s understandable because when you have major problems with your teeth, or are missing teeth entirely, it can be scary to think about how you could possibly come back from that kind of devastation to your oral health.
How many procedures would you have to endure? How long would all of it take? Or even more frightening, how painful would it be? Many people who’ve lost teeth, for example, let their oral health get off track because they were scared to go to the dentist in the first place. So all these roadblocks make sense.
But Dr. Landry and our team at Lapalco Family Dental want you to know you can restore your smile to its original glory, and you can do it in only one visit to our Marrero dental office!
We’ll explain how we can do that in a minute, but first, let’s talk about the reasons you shouldn’t put off fixing your dental problems any longer.
Reason #1 – You’ll look great and feel even better!
A damaged smile is embarrassing, there’s no question. The damage starts with your teeth in the form of chips, cracks, breaks, and tooth loss. But from there, the damage becomes emotional. You’re ashamed of your smile, so naturally, you avoid social interaction or any situation where you’d risk revealing the unsightly smile problems you have.
A smile that’s plagued with problems can also send a message that you’re lazy or that you don’t care about your health, which in most cases, couldn’t be further from the truth!
All of this can have a devastating effect on your emotional and physical health. Getting the dental treatment you need will not only give you an attractive smile, but it will give you a much needed boost in self-confidence to enjoy your life.
Reason #2 – You can enjoy foods you’ve avoided for years!
If you’re missing teeth or have loose, shifting teeth, it will inevitably affect your ability to eat certain foods. Empty spaces or even dental pain will have an adverse effect on your nutrition. The changes to your diet then begin this domino effect of poor nutrition, and of course, poor health overall.
Restoring your smile will allow you to have fully-functioning teeth so you can eat enjoy the foods you love and maintain more nutritional balance for better health.
Reason #3 – You’ll reclaim your oral health and avoid problems in the future!
When it comes to your teeth and gums, letting even minor issues go untreated leads to serious problems down the road. So when you replace missing teeth or fix damaged teeth, you’re reclaiming your oral health once and for all. You’ll have strong, durable, and lasting restorations that will allow you to brush and floss with ease.
How Can We Restore Your Smile In One Day?
In our Marrero dental office, we house the latest in advanced technology so you can get the care you need without being sent to multiple specialists over a long stretch of appointments.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations – Our CEREC technology has completely changed the way we do dentistry! It allows us to create and place your restorations while you’re right there in the dental chair! In only one visit, we can custom create dental solutions such as:
Another advantage of this same-day technology is that it cuts down the number of appointments you would need for dental implants and implant-retained dentures because the restorations you would need for each process can be done in one visit. CEREC gives patients more options in a convenient, hassle-free way.
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We hope that what you’ve read has made you see some light at what moments ago was probably a very dark tunnel. Now you know there is a dental office that houses the kind of advanced technology to restore your smile in a faster, more convenient way than ever before!
You don’t have to be intimidated by your dental problems or put off treatment for one more day.
September 9, 2017
For Dr. Landry, saving your natural tooth is always the ideal. But there are times when that just isn’t possible.
Today’s infographic shows you a few common reasons that we might need to pull your tooth for the good of your smile and your oral health overall.
September 1, 2017
You deserve a dentist who is skilled, experienced, and compassionate. That’s what these patients found with Dr. Landry.
Take a moment to hear what our patients have to say about the kind of care they receive at Lapalco Family Dental and why they continue to trust our team.
August 26, 2017
Greetings, from all of us at Lapalco Family Dental!
Do you fear going to the dentist? If you answered yes, that’s probably because you haven’t met Dr. Landry yet! Hear what Dr. Landry has to say about what he finds most rewarding about being a dentist and serving the Marrero, LA community!
August 18, 2017
Braces are such a common treatment among teens, it’s become almost as much a rite of passage about adolescence as homework and acne. However, orthodontics aren’t just for teens. Not anymore, at least.
At Lapalco Family Dental, we see patients all the time who wish they had straighter teeth but feel like they’re too old to do anything about it. If you’re an adult, the thought of having to wear traditional metal braces for a couple of years is less than appealing. Somehow, braces are easier to endure when you’re in school and many of your friends are going through it at the same time.
So where does that leave adults with crooked teeth? Keep reading to find out why orthodontics aren’t just a young person’s game anymore.
Adults Have Special Events That Warrant A Beautiful Smile
Teenagers look forward to prom and high school graduation, two important life events where there are certainly no shortages of photo ops. But think about all the special life events that follow.
Photos taken at weddings, baby showers and milestones, family and class reunions, and dream vacations will all be revisited and enjoyed long after the events themselves. For years and years, those pictures will decorate your walls and photo albums.
You’ll want a straight beautiful smile staring back at you when you look back upon your most special memories.
Adults With Crooked Teeth Are At Greater Risk For Dental Problems
Even if your need for orthodontics is merely cosmetic, meaning you don’t have headaches or poor bite alignment, you have reason enough to straighten your teeth. As you age, your risk for dental problems like decay, cavities, and gum disease increases.
If you have misshapen, crooked teeth, or gaps in your smile, it can make these problems easier to manifest themselves. By seeking orthodontic treatment later in life, you’re lowering your risks for these issues because you’ll have a better chance of keeping straight teeth cleaner and healthier.
Adults Can Benefit Personally And Professionally From An Attractive Smile
It’s an unfortunate truth, but as much as we’d like to think we’re all judged solely by our character and our efforts, appearances do matter. An attractive smile can take you further than one you’d rather hide behind.
This is true professionally and personally. With an attractive, straight smile that gives you confidence, you’re more likely to win people over, to feel free to be yourself, and to attract others to you.
Adults’ Teeth Are Still Moving
It might surprise you to know that even into adulthood, your teeth are still shifting. They don’t move as quickly or as much as they do during childhood and adolescence, but they do move. That means that even if you had braces when you were younger, it is possible you could have one or more teeth that have come out of step with the others.
Adults Are Enjoying Longer Lives
Advances in technology and modern medicine, along with a deeper awareness about the connections between nutrition and health, we’re living longer. This is certainly something to celebrate!
But with that comes the greater possibility that you may experiences problems with your smile caused by wear and tear. This only means that you’ll have to work more at achieving and maintaining a healthy, attractive smile for longer.
Now we can answer the question we posed at the start, which is where all of this leaves adults who want straighter teeth. At Lapalco Family Dental, we offer options that are perfect for adults such as Six Month Smiles and ClearCorrect.
Both options are just as effective in correcting crooked teeth as traditional braces, but both are also clear and much less likely to draw attention than metal brackets and wires. They also have the advantage of time. ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles take months in comparison to 2 years or longer with traditional treatment.
It’s as simple as that! An orthodontic solution for adults who want and deserve a beautiful smile, yet who prefer not to have to endure years of looking like a teen with a mouth full of metal to get it. You can explore your options in adult orthodontics right here in Marrero, LA.
Call Lapalco Family Dental today at 504-264-6461 today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landry. Find out if one of our orthodontic options is the right solution for your smile!
August 9, 2017
Are you happy about your smile? Do you have a smile that gives you the confidence you need to fully enjoy life and to pursue your dreams?
If the answer is no, then today’s blog is for you! Cosmetic dentistry at Lapalco Family Dental may be just what you need. Today’s infographic shares four ways your life might improve with a healthier, more beautiful smile.
August 1, 2017
It’s about that time! Summer break is winding down, and it’s time to schedule that back-to-school dental checkup for you and your family.
Hear Kathy’s message to you about why Dr. Landry and our team at Lapalco Family Dental is the best choice for your family’s oral health in the Marrero, LA area.