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Complications from Sleep Apnea Apr 1st, 2021

It’s important not to overlook the negative impact sleep apnea can have on your overall health. Your body uses sleep to rebuild and repair tissue. You also require consistent levels of blood oxygenation to remain healthy. Sleep apnea interferes with both. Along with a long list of other problems, sleep...

Do You Really Need to See a Dentist Every Six Months? Mar 9th, 2021

Sure, you know you should brush and floss twice a day to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. But did you know you should also see your dentist every six months for checkups? People who get semi-annual checkups are less likely to develop cavities and gum disease. Routine checkups involve...

5 Common Dental Problems in Seniors Feb 16th, 2021

Just as you deal with an increasing number of physical health problems as you get older, your mouth faces a few age-related challenges as well. But just because you’re more susceptible to dental issues, that doesn’t mean they’re inevitable. In fact, there’s a lot seniors can do to prevent oral...

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work? Jan 12th, 2021

Regular dental cleanings and checkups keep your teeth in tiptop shape and may help prevent more complicated dental issues. But you may not care if you’d rather deal with the agonizing pain of a toothache than sit in the dentist’s chair. Dental anxiety is a common problem and affects as...

5 Tips to Protect Your Dental Crowns Dec 4th, 2020

Whether you have severe decay or a damaged tooth, sometimes the best course of treatment is a dental crown. The process is fairly simple: The damaged or decayed parts are removed and a cap is placed over the visible portion of the tooth. If you treat it right, a crown...

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry Nov 12th, 2020

If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Almost 3% of men and almost 5% of women tremble at the thought of getting their teeth checked and treated. It even has a name — dentophobia.  But we have the cure.  Here at Metairie Village Dentistry in Metairie,...

Is It Just Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea? Oct 9th, 2020

It can be easy to write off snoring as a harmless nuisance, but if it’s coupled with momentary stops in your breathing followed by gasps for air, you may have more than just a noise problem. Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition that intermittently blocks your breathing throughout the...

Noncosmetic Reasons for Dental Implants Sep 18th, 2020

There are plenty of cosmetic procedures you can have done, and most of them are just designed to make you look good. There are, however, procedures that can make you look good and improve your overall health and wellness. For example, dental implants can give you a great smile and...

The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help Aug 11th, 2020

If you’re one of the 18 million adults suffering from sleep apnea, you know how difficult each morning can be. The fatigue alone can be enough to ruin your day, your week, or even your year, but the threat of looming health problems can make living with sleep apnea a...

Brighten Your Smile with Our Teeth Whitening Treatments Jul 27th, 2020

Walk down the aisle in any grocery or drug store these days, and you’ll find a mind-boggling array of toothpastes that claim they can whiten your teeth. The problem is they’re often not effective. They can usually remove minor surface stains, but they’re usually not able to reach the deep-set...

Don't Ignore Your Oral Health Because of Anxiety: We Have Sedation Dentistry May 22nd, 2020

While lots of people don't like going to the dentist, dental anxiety can take your avoidance of routine dental care to whole new levels. An estimated 15% of adults likely suffer from dental anxiety, a condition that can make getting the dental care you need a challenge. If you ignore...