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Invisalign in New Orleans

August 13, 2016

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Smile! Canatella Dental has Invisalign in New Orleans. If you’re an adult and you’ve decided that now is the time to finally have the straight smile you’ve always wanted then you’re in good company. Approximately one million people in North America who are over the age of 18 wear braces. At Canatella Dental, we support your decision and want to make your orthodontic treatment as pleasant as possible. With this in mind, we offer Invisalign in Lakeview, New Orleans so you can straighten your teeth more discreetly than you ever could with traditional metal braces.

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Discussing the Importance of a Dental Cleaning and Exam with your Lakeview Dentist

July 28, 2016

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dental cleaningThe American Dental Association recommends that each member of your family from the youngest to the eldest have at least two dental cleanings and examinations every year. You may ask yourself: if my teeth look good and I’m not having any problems, why do I need to see my dentist in Lakeview so often? The simple answer is that these regularly scheduled appointments allow Dr. Canatella and Dr. Neumeyer to closely monitor your oral health in order to spot problems before they can escalate and then require more invasive and probably more expensive treatment. Read on to find out what exactly occurs during a dental cleaning and exam.

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Dental Work on a Busy Schedule? One-Day Dentistry Is For You

June 30, 2016

dental crowns in new orleansYour busy schedule doesn’t let up for something like dental work — but you can’t go on living with a painful, damaged tooth, either. When you need a dental crown, you need it fast. Guess what? One-day dental crowns in New Orleans are possible with CEREC, or chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics.

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Emergency Dentist New Orleans Says Keep Calm, Act Fast

May 31, 2016

Filed under: general dentistry — drcanatella @ 7:20 am

emergency dentist new orleansIt’s easy to lose your cool when you experience a dental emergency, but it couldn’t be more important to remain calm after something goes wrong with your oral health. Canatella Dental is your emergency dentist in New Orleans — call us immediately and find the care you need right away. We’ll get you in to see the doctor as soon as possible, and provide important advice over the phone for what to do in the meantime.

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The Negative Connection Between Alcohol Abuse and Oral Health

April 15, 2016

Filed under: general dentistry — Tags: — drcanatella @ 5:46 pm

alcohol abuse and oral healthAt Canatella Dental, we are committed to providing the highest quality dental care to promote healthy smiles. Part of our commitment to dental excellence includes educating our patients. In an effort to ensure you maintain a happy and healthy mouth, we want to raise awareness about the connection between alcohol abuse and oral health. As your New Orleans dentist, we are here to protect your smile with the information you need about the impact of alcohol consumption on your teeth and what you can do to combat the risk factors.
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Cosmetic Dentistry: Tooth Contouring Reshapes Your Smile

February 29, 2016

cosmetic dentistrySmall changes can make a big difference, especially when it comes to your smile. If slight dental imperfections are taking a sizable toll on your appearance, tooth contouring could be just the treatment you need to reveal your very best smile! It’s a quick, painless procedure that can produce a noticeably better look. Keep reading to learn more about the simple treatment in cosmetic dentistry.

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Dental Implants: Why are They Better than Dentures?

January 8, 2016

Senior woman with a beautiful smile thanks to dentures supported by dental implantsFor edentulous (without teeth) patients, removable dentures have been the go to tooth replacement option for centuries. The first president of the United States, George Washington, was famously rumored to have wooden dentures. While President Washington’s prosthetic smile was made up of numerous components, it seems unlikely wood was one of them. His denture did have gold, silver, human teeth, and even hippopotamus teeth. There are even more crude dentures found in bodies 100s and 1000s of years ago. Dentures are a tried and true tooth replacement method, and at Canatella Dental, we still make use of them every day, and innovations in the manufacture and materials make dentures a more comfortable option than ever. However, for a more natural looking and feeling smile, we recommend patients consider dental implant supported tooth replacement options.
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Missing Tooth Replacement Options

November 15, 2015

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missing tooth replacement options
Whether you are missing one or more teeth because of advanced tooth decay, a serious injury or a necessary extraction, the need for missing tooth replacement cannot be overstated. Even one missing tooth can compromise your ability to speak, chew and maintain a healthy diet. Many people will also become self-conscious of their smile and avoid showing it in social situations. Thus, missing teeth can have both physical and emotional consequences. Fortunately, there are a number of missing tooth replacement options.
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Zirconia Dental Crowns: Excellent Option in New Orleans

September 22, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to zirconia dental crownsHave age, genetics or some type of trauma left you with one or more severely damaged, weak or fractured teeth? If so, that marred smile is damaging more than your self-confidence. Damaged teeth cause serious problems, like deterioration of the jaw once the tooth is lost, increased risk for tooth decay and even gum disease. That means unless you solve the problem now, you’ll probably lose more teeth as time goes by, and we know you don’t want that. Your dentist wants you to know you have an option with zirconia dental crowns right here in New Orleans. Read on to learn more, and find out if they’re a good solution for replacing your damaged teeth.
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The Importance of Oral Hygiene from the Dentist New Orleans Trusts

August 27, 2015

Filed under: general dentistry,Uncategorized — drcanatella @ 3:30 pm

oral hygiene from the dentist New Orleans lovesHave you ever worked hard for several hours outdoors during the summer? You probably know the feeling of being too hot, sweaty, and dirty. Now, imagine if you couldn’t take a shower until the next day. You would probably feel awful, and need extra shower time to scrub clean. It may seem hard to believe, but every time you eat or drink, your teeth feel just like they’ve been working outside in the heat. Natural bacteria in the mouth combine with foods and drinks (especially sugars) and create an “acid attack.” These repeated assaults can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. What’s more, the longer we wait to brush, the harder it is to remove the bacteria because it forms a protective layer called biofilm that sticks to the surface of teeth. This sticky, acidic substance is commonly referred to as plaque, and it is the building block of most major oral health concerns. The good news: with proper at-home care and regular dental appointments, teeth remain strong and healthy for a lifetime. If you want to find out more about how to protect your teeth, call the skilled New Orleans dentistry team at Canatella Dental.
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Todd J. Canatella Jr., D.D.S. New Orleans Dentist (504) 282-0700 canatelladds@yahoo.com