More Smiles Dental Spa Dentistry Blog | James A. Moreau, Jr., D.D.S.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Smile of the Week


It was such a privilege and a joy for our entire team to be able to create this beautiful smile for this beautiful lady. What a great patient! She was thrilled with the result, and now has the confidence to consider making a career change. She was initially referred to our office by one of our orthodontic specialists who set up her occlusion for a comfortable and functional, pain-free bite that will ensure her smile will last a long, long time.

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Happy Birthday, Jill!


Melissa can't take the heat as Jill prepares to blow out the candles on her birthday cake. Everyone's sweet tooth had a good check-up.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Dr. Moreau Visits Congressman Jindal


Dr. Moreau and Dr. Charlie Foy of Madisonville recently met with Congressman Bobby Jindal at his district office to discuss legislative issues pertinent to the practice of dentistry. Dr. Moreau is an Action Team Leader for the American Dental Association's legislative grassroots initiative. He'll be traveling to Washington, D.C. soon for the ADA's annual Leadership Conference where he'll have an opportunity to meet with other congressmen and senators.

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Rock Star Treated at MoreSmiles


One of the most fun things we've done at MoreSmiles happened a few months ago while the Australian Christian rock band Detour 180 was touring through the area. One of the band members had a wisdom tooth giving him trouble. So, accompanied by his bandmates for moral support, Dan found his way into our office for relief. Turned out to be a little comic relief for us as well as dental relief for him. They were a charming and entertaining bunch of guys (good thing for them since that's how they make a living). We were happy to be able to help and really enjoyed getting to know these guys.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Aromatherapy Promotes Relaxation

I love walking into the office when all the aromatherapy diffusers are lit and the tea tree scented paraffin is steaming at the hand-dip station. It sets the tone for me before I ever get to my desk.
Our aromatherapy essential oils are a blend called Peace and Calming. The diffusers we use in each operatory came from a local shop. I also use Peace and Calming at home. Our kids like for me to mix it with a little oil and massage it on their chest or the bottoms of their feet at bedtime. It helps them relax and fall asleep more easily.

The ingredients, tangerine, orange, ylang-ylang (my favorite), patchouli (I tolerate it), and blue tansy, help calm tensions and uplift spirits. Peace and Calming promotes relaxation in our dental office and a deep sense of peace. It is available for patients to purchase; if you'd like to take some home to use, just ask one of our team members.

Peace,
Julie

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Free Gift for Saints Pride

It's Saints Week at MoreSmiles...January 15-18th. Wear a Saints shirt to your dental appointment and go home with a MoreSmiles back massager to help you relax before the big game.

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Cosmetic Dentist for Saintsations


Members of the Saintsations dance/cheerleader team pose with their favorite cosmetic dentist moments before taking the field for the Saints play-off game in the Louisiana Superdome against the Philidelphia Eagles on January 13th. What an exciting game! We did our part as the 12th man, and our knees were weak and wobbly (well, mine were anyway) at the final whistle.

-Julie

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Play-off Game--Share a Ride

There's not much time to put this together, but if any of our patients are interested in sharing a ride to the Dome this weekend (non-alcoholic please), let us know. We may be able to get a mini-bus to transport from our office. Parking will be difficult and with the current situation over there it would be awful nice to be dropped off and picked up door to door without having to worry about walking a long distance, etc. Call if you have your own tickets and any interest in sharing a ride--985-809-7645.

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GO SAINTS! (non-dental)



Sorry, but please indulge me while I relish in football revelry.

What a fun season it's been, college and pro, at my house! We're fortunate to have 2 strong SEC allegiances at my house, so except for one particular Saturday in the fall, we get to enjoy twice the football and get excited about twice as many games. Who in South Louisiana DIDN'T enjoy watching LSU's exciting season, and while my beloved Tide didn't perform up to Bear Bryant standards, well, let's just say the post-season activity give us a hope and a future. Living and working in Louisiana, I'll have to leave it at that.

And even to casual viewers, there were some pretty thrilling finishes to otherwise mundane games between teams I'd normally not even notice. Woo-hoo, what fun!

And that brings me to the Saints' dream season. We here in the metro New Orleans area still live our lives looking through a Katrina filter. Everything we see, do, say is different post-Katrina than it was before the storm simply by the experience of what we've been through, and for many, are still going through.

Who would have thought a year ago that the heart of this city would start to beat again at the resuscitating hands of the NFL Saints? Last year was disastrous in so many ways, and the Saints organization, no different, only compounded the misery we all felt. If our spirits were blue in the wake of the storm, our hearts were blackened by the prospect of losing our precious Saints to San Antonio, the seeming insensitivity of the ownership and management, and the understandable inability of the team, like all the rest of us, to recover quickly and go on as if Katrina never happened.

In so many ways, it has taken the "outsiders" who have come from across the country to help lift us and carry us until we can recover our senses and do it on our own. Even now (15 months post-K), there are volunteers and paid construction crews from virtually every state who give of their valuable time and resources to be here lending a hand and pushing us, pulling us forward. So it seems appropriate that the Saints roster partners the unlikely names of our new best friends Drew Brees, Marques Colston and Reggie Bush with our old best friends Deuce McAllister and Joe Horn.

It's been said that Coach Sean Peyton was the right man at the right time. He recognized the opportunity to impact our community in a positive way and orchestrate a rally on and off the field as well. He set the tone from the beginning and Drew Brees never missed a beat. So from the top to the bottom, Marques Colston, no mistakes were made in the assembling of a group of individuals who would line up in constellation for the rebirth of a soggy, spiritless city.

I say "the bottom" in reference to Colston only because he was almost an afterthought in the NFL draft and seemed destined, by the oversight of every other team, to end up in the exact place he was meant to be...with the Saints. According to a Times-Picayune article today, it took even an inexplicable time clock change to seemingly suppress the perceived talents of this young man and keep him in reserve until the Saints were left with no choice but to draft him. (see "Colston's draft fall, Saints rise no eay equation", C-6, The Times Picayune, Wednesday, Januray 10, 2007.)

What a wonderful surprise he's turned out to be and a sheer joy to watch. We're accustomed to seeing balls dropped (when we had the bags off our heads long enough) so it's completely exhilirating every time we see Colston launch into the air and wrap his fingers around the football and pull it down to his chest like a frog on the bayou plucking mosquitos from mid-flight. It was fun to read in a sidebar story to the afore-mentioned feature, how Colston's college coach drilled him for a time such as this to focus by forcing him to read colors and numbers off the football as it spirals towards him.

We New Orleanians, set in our ways and unmoved by conventional wisdom, don't usually take too well to outsiders, and our acceptance so quickly of this new line-up in the locker room is not merely because they happen to be succesful on the field and have produced such exciting results. It is because from the day they all set foot in New Orleans, they became "ours" by saying the right things and doing the right things to lock arms with the community and pull us along.

Local sports anchor Jim Henderson said it so well:

"Aaron Brooks, who as an Oakland Raider was asked about Katrina. He replied that he just wanted to be ‘cleansed’ of the Katrina experience. As he was ‘cleansing’ himself, while never the quarterback of a winning game in Oakland, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and their teammates were embracing the situation here.

"Reggie Bush was feeding the children with two tractor-trailers full of food. Drew Brees and Mike McKenzie gave away 300 bikes to children. John Carney bought 75 underprivileged kids two pairs of shoes and school supplies. Deuce McAllister hosted shopping trips.

"These are players among many who have opened not only their wallets, but their hearts. The result has been the bonding of players and fans, the likes of which hasn’t happened here since perhaps the founding of the franchise."

I like to think it's a bonding of players and fans, the likes of which has never happened before, anywhere. As unique as we are here in NOLA, why shouldn't we be extraordinarily unique in NFL?

And while a missing piece of this perfection is the inimiatable Buddy B, it's comforting to have our old friends Bobby Hebert and Steve Korte presiding over the airwaves, infecting us with their love and understanding of the game and the Saints, in particular. It's appropriate. It's a heart-warming tie between our previous heroes and our new ones.

Thank you Coach Peyton. Thank you Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Joe Horn, Duece McAllister, Marques Colston. Thanks to you all. Thanks for showing us the love. Thanks for being winners in the Dome and in the home. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Toothbrushes all around, on the house!

-Julie

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Read Patient Reviews

Some of our patients have written reviews of their experience in our dental office. You can log on to http://new-orleans.doctoroogle.com if you'd like to see what our patients are saying about us. You can also post your own review if you'd like.

Yes, we do accept new patients, and we find that some of our best referrals come from patients who have appreciated what we've done for them or how they were cared for in our office. Hearing someone's first-hand account of their own personal experience encourages people who need to have dentistry done to feel more comfortable taking that first step.

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