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.
Canatella Dental Blog
August 13, 2016
July 28, 2016
The 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.
June 30, 2016
Your 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.
May 31, 2016
It’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.
April 15, 2016
At 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.
February 29, 2016
Small 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.
September 22, 2015
Have 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.
August 27, 2015
Have 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.