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Dental Crowns Solve Many Problems (Video)

If there was an award for MVDR (most valuable dental restoration), it just might go to dental crowns. We use crowns often at Deep South Family Dentistry because they are good for so many different purposes. Dental crowns repair many kinds of dental damage, including cracked teeth and broken teeth. They can also be used to conceal cosmetic issues such as stained teeth and misshapen teeth. When ...

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How to Get a Perfect Smile You’ll Fall in Love With [Infographic]

A box of Sucre chocolates, a dozen roses, a candlelit steak dinner in the Quarter. Valentine’s Day is a nice reminder for us to do something special for someone we love. We usually put a little extra preparation into looking nice – a manicure, a new outfit. If your smile prevents you from looking your best for that special someone – or even meeting that special someone – it’s time to ...

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Should I Get a Sleep Apnea Mouthguard? (Quiz)

Snoring is an annoying symptom of sleep apnea, one that can keep you and other members of your household from getting a good night’s rest. There are many other symptoms, ranging from headaches to difficulty concentrating to irritability. If you have sleep apnea, you – and other folks living with you – will enjoy a better night’s sleep if you wear a sleep apnea mouthguard. Our dentist ...

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Make Sure Your Child’s Dental Visit Goes Well (Video)

Perhaps no visit to the dentist is more important than your child’s first one. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure your child’s dental visit goes well. The most important thing is to begin bringing your child to Deep South Family Dentistry before they develop any dental problems. That way, we can focus on getting to know them and getting them acquainted with our office ...

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8 Dental Resolutions to Make Right Now

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we we think it’s better late than never. That’s especially true when it comes to your smile. You’ve still have time to make some dental resolutions! We’ve suggested eight resolutions that will make a big difference in your dental health. Unlike workouts at the gym, they aren’t especially difficult. Bonus: Many of these suggestions will help ...

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Would Dental Sedation Help Me? (Quiz)

While we often suggest dental sedation for easing anxiety, it is useful in other situations too. For example, sedation can make it easier for you to receive treatment if you have a sensitive gag reflex. At Deep South Family Dentistry, we offer two kinds of dental sedation, one of which is right for most patients. You can choose from inhaled sedation (“laughing gas”) or an oral sedative in the ...

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Eliminate Metal in Your Mouth With Composite Fillings (Video)

At Deep South Family Dentistry we use composite fillings instead of metal fillings. They’re better for your smile’s appearance – and for your long-term health too. Since they are made of tooth-colored composite, they blend seamlessly into your smile. We also don’t have to remove as much healthy structure to place composite fillings. Unlike fillings made of amalgam (a blend of metals), ...

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Get the Smile Of Your Dreams With Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you living with a smile you don’t love or that you’re embarrassed to show? If so, you’re in good company. At least tens of millions of people in the United States would love to have the confidence and self-esteem that comes with having a great smile. Now, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted with cosmetic dentistry from Deep South Family Dentistry in Metairie and Ponchatoula, ...

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Would I Benefit From Chao Pinhole Surgery? (Quiz)

If you’ve got receding gums, the usual treatment is a gum graft. However, a newer and less invasive option is a technique called Chao Pinhole® surgery. A Chao procedure is quicker and easier than a gum graft, and you’ll have a faster recovery too. Unlike a graft, the minimally invasive pinhole surgery doesn’t involve any cutting or stitching. For a pinhole procedure, we simply make tiny ...

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Brighten Your Smile With Professional Teeth Whitening (Video)

If you’ve used whitening strips or a similar product from a drugstore, you’ve probably not been wowed by your results. But don’t give up on a brighter smile! Most folks get better results with professional teeth whitening. Our products, from well-known brand Zoom, contain higher concentrations of bleaching agents. You can get a treatment in one of our two offices, where we use a ...

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