Regular visits to the dentist are critical to achieving optimal oral health. Our dentists will recommend a professional oral health care schedule based on your individual needs. Most patients simply need to visit every 6 months, though, some patients benefit from more frequent visits.
Our patients often comment on how comprehensive our oral examinations and thorough our teeth cleanings are. Our oral exam includes bi-yearly bite-wings x-rays and yearly periodontal screening to look for gum disease, as well as a physical inspection of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and muscles. Our dental hygienists perform teeth cleanings which involve gently scraping the teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar build up and flossing.
Children’s Dental Health
Dental cleanings are especially important for children and adolescents. An estimated 20% of children ages 2 to 18 have untreated dental cavities, which can be prevented through routine visits to the dentist and regular professional teeth cleanings. Learn more about pediatric dentistry.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Regular visits to the dentist and professional teeth cleaning can prevent gum disease by treating early signs and symptoms. For patients who show early signs of gum disease, we may perform non-surgical methods, such as scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gums.
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If you’re looking for a comprehensive dentist in the New Orleans area, contact Barataria Dental to request an appointment with one of our highly trained dentists.