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Canatella Dental Blog

Can Crooked Teeth Create Risk for Your Oral Health?

July 15, 2019

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A person holding a clear aligner.Unsurprisingly, many people would prefer to have straight teeth over crooked teeth. But according to a Harris poll conducted in collaboration with Invisalign®, having a straight smile can really improve people’s daily lives. The survey collected answers from 2,000 individuals over the age of 18 on how a straight smile can positively improve their life. Consider a few of the most notable highlights below:

  • 92 percent of adults who had their teeth straightened cite that having a straight smile was important to their confidence.
  • 78 percent agree that teeth straightening is one of the most important treatments they’ve ever done for themselves.
  • 78 percent also noted that straightening their teeth gave them the confidence to accomplish something they couldn’t do before they had straight teeth.

It goes to show that straighter teeth has its social benefits. But did you know that Invisalign treatment is not purely cosmetic? According to a dentist in New Orleans, the benefits of straighter teeth have serious long-term implications that many dentists believe all patients should consider.


Cracked a Dental Crown? Here’s What to Do Next

June 19, 2019

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person with a hand over their mouthA dental crown can be a wonderful solution for a number of dental problems, from strengthening a cracked or broken tooth to restoring the health of a severely decayed tooth while avoiding complete extraction. But as effective as they are, dental crowns — just like your natural teeth — can still crack or break under the right conditions. If you have cracked a dental crown, there’s no reason to panic. Below, read more about what to do next and how your dentist can help. (more…)

How Stroke Awareness Month Is Related to Your Gums

May 19, 2019

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man smiling in the parkSometimes it’s easy to forget how connected your teeth and gums are to your overall health. For example, you may not think that your dentist would be emphasizing the importance of Stroke Awareness Month — but this health event is more related to your oral health than you might think. Below, find out more about why, and what you can do to prevent strokes from affecting you and those you love.


April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 21, 2019

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oral cancer words written on a medical tabletApril begins with pranks and ends with warm days that indicate the lead up to summer — and in between, your dentist knows that it’s time to have a conversation about something more serious that you may not think about too much: oral cancer. This time of year has been designated Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we are paying attention. Keep reading to learn more about this disease, and how getting screened could be the best thing you ever did.


Why Is Tooth Enamel Important?

March 19, 2019

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woman with a toothacheA tooth is made up of a series of layers, the outside of which is the white enamel — and the part that you are responsible for taking care of through regular hygiene practices and routine preventive visits to the dentist. Protecting the tooth enamel will help you keep a complete smile for life. Below, find out more about why this outermost layer of the tooth matters, and how you can protect it.


Cracked a Porcelain Veneer? Here’s What To Do Next

February 4, 2019

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woman smiling seated on park benchPorcelain veneers are a wonderful solution for damaged teeth, and they can typically last for many years with proper care — but it is possible for them to crack or break. If you have recently cracked a porcelain veneer in New Orleans, don’t worry! All hope is not lost for your smile. Your cosmetic dentist can repair the veneer to get your smile back to beautiful in no time.


Top 5 Reasons for a Smile Makeover in New Orleans

January 4, 2019

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smile and lip gloss with perfect teethEveryone deserves a smile that they love — but not everyone can say that’s true about their grin. If imperfect front teeth are getting in the way of your overall look, it’s time to take the necessary steps to improve it! A smile makeover in New Orleans is a great way to enhance the appearance of your teeth and gums. Keep reading for the top 5 reasons to invest in this comprehensive treatment in 2019!


Use Dental Insurance Benefits before 2018 Is Over

December 31, 2018

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portrait of a happy family outdoorsDid you know that millions of dollars are wasted each year in unused insurance benefits? When it comes to dental insurance, that means too many families and individuals are missing out on coverage of crucial preventive and restorative treatments. Avoid letting the money you have already put towards dental care go to waste in 2018 — just book a visit with your dentist in December and let them know you are trying to use up your dental insurance benefits in New Orleans when you do!


Can Invisalign Aligners Stain?

December 29, 2018

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invisalign retainer against grey backgroundInvisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without having to wear fixed metal brackets and wires for a year or more. Patients appreciate that the aligners are clear and removable — so you can continue eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence throughout the treatment.


Know the Different Types of Tooth Pain in New Orleans

November 30, 2018

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woman with a toothacheMost of us will experience tooth pain at some point in our lives. Paying attention to what type of discomfort it is can help you to determine the next course of action. In general, lingering pain of any kind should be treated promptly by your dentist. Keep reading to learn about the most common types of tooth pain in New Orleans and how they can be treated to safeguard your oral and overall health.


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