Destrehan LA Dentist Blog

Restore Your Smile to Protect Your Health

Maybe you’re dealing with the embarrassment and discomfort of living with crooked, overcrowded, chipped, or broken teeth? You might be considering restoring your smile with cosmetic dental procedures. But perhaps you’re uncertain because you feel that “there’s no reason to…

How to Choose the Best Implant Dentist

Dental implants require a high level of skill and experience to do coordinate and place. Sometimes a dentist may be only diagnosing and coordinating the implant placement, while an affiliated oral surgeon actually installs the implant screw. In either case,…

Why Do Dentists Use Dental Cone Beam CT?

Dentists are trained to look out for more than just your teeth. The mouth is only a small opening to a complex array of bone, nerves, soft tissue, muscles, and ligaments, and most of it is hidden beneath skin and…

Dental Appliances Can Treat Sleep Apnea

Millions of Americans suffer from the effects of snoring. More than just a noisy nuisance, snoring can often be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most prevalent treatment for OSA is CPAP therapy which involves wearing a mask…

Top 10 Dental Care Tips in 2019

It’s hard to know what’s actually important to your oral health with all the dental advice online now. Dr. Melanie J. Andrews and her team at Plantation Road Dental Care in Destrehan, LA want you to know the 10 essential…

Dental Implants in Destrehan, LA

Are you tired of the embarrassment of smiling with missing teeth? Read on to learn why a dental implant may be the best option to restore your smile. Dr. Melanie J Andrews of Plantation Road Dental Care in Destrehan, LA…

Dental Cone Beam CT FAQ

What is Dental Cone Beam CT? Cone beam computed tomography is a type of x-ray equipment used to create 3-D images of teeth, bone tissue, and nerves. This x-ray is used to help clearly see the dental structure to aid…

Why Are My Gums Bleeding When I Brush Or Floss?

Gum disease is one of the most common problems faced by patients of all ages. This is because most patients do not exercise proper oral hygiene, and the beginning stages of gum disease are completely painless. If you are flossing or…

Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed, Or Can I Keep Them?

Believe it or not, just about everyone has to address their wisdom teeth at some point in their lifetime. Most commonly in your late teens or early twenties, your third and final set of molars will make their appearance; they…

Transform Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

What Is A Porcelain Veneer? Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance, and look natural. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or…