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As a family dentist office, our dental services and dental treatments are done in the comfort of our modern Metairie dental office. Our dental office features a chairside dental lab and the most advanced dental technology available. The most important feature is the relaxing and comfortable environment. The anxiety free welcoming environment is the perfect balance for adults, seniors, and children.
The recommendation from the oral health community is to visit your dentist twice a year. You may brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, having a comprehensive dental exam done every six months can help maintain good oral hygiene. Keeping good oral health can prevent many dental diseases from developing. Although twice per year is the dentists’ recommendation, some people may need cleanings more often. Communication with your dentist and dental hygienist would be a great start to know how often you should schedule dentist appointments.
Steps to a Brighter Smile
Keep your family healthy and reduce chances of oral health problems in the future with these simple steps.
- Brush your teeth a minimum of twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Brush your teeth after eating breakfast and before going to bed.
- Floss your teeth properly every day.
- Eat a balanced diet and fewer snacks in-between meals.
- Visit your dentist a minimum of twice per year.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and the muscles supporting it may become painful indicating the onset of Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). TMJ can be caused from untreated teeth clenching, teeth grinding or trauma to your mouth. Often, stress is the reason for overuse of the muscles. We recommend an evaluation by a TMJ specialist to determine the cause of your jaw pain.
Relief from TMJ Symptoms are possible with one of the following solutions:
- AP splints reposition the jaw to allow painful symptoms to subside, which is known as a short-term appliance.
- NTI splints prevent the contact of the posterior teeth reducing clenching and grinding, which is also known as a short-term appliance.
- CR splint or TMJ splint is custom fit dental lab fabricated splint, that is adjusted specifically to your bite to relieve symptoms of TMJ disorder. This custom splint is known as a long-term appliance.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see their dentist after their first teeth erupt or by their first birthday. This is based on research that early detection of oral problems can impact children’s oral health and general health. If issues go undetected, extensive and preventable difficulties may occur which can be very costly. Cavities arise in children’s teeth much quicker and more easily than in adult teeth. The speed at which cavities develop happens because children tend to consume more sugar, and primary teeth have thinner shells of enamel for the acid to penetrate. Lastly, bringing your child to a dentist at an early age can help alleviate the future dental anxiety that may occur.
If you wake up frequently during the night, experience drowsiness throughout the day or other symptoms, you may suffer from sleep apnea. Some of these symptoms may seem minor, but if left untreated these symptoms can significantly affect your overall health. Patients with sleep apnea can stop breathing up to 100 times per night. Even more, your sleep can stop for a period that ranges from five seconds to over a minute. Green Gregson Family Dentistry can diagnose and treat sleep apnea and can coordinate with your primary care physician or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist to provide relief.
Treatment For Sleep Apnea
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