Children should establish good oral health habits early! | Barataria Dental, Marrero, LA

It has been proven that the state of our dental health can have an impact on our overall health with recent studies showing direct links between oral health problems and disease such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. At Barataria Dental in Marrero, LA, Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill educate their patients on the benefits of twice yearly dental exams and cleanings, including their smallest patients who begin to come in for regular visits around age 3.

Starting good oral hygiene routines at a young age, including visits to the dentist for preventive care, is paramount to establishing and maintaining good oral health for a lifetime. Regular preventive care visits enable Dr. Burmaster and Dr. Hemphill to spot any possible problems in their earliest stages when conservative treatment is most effective.

Children who start with regular dental visits early not only benefit from the exams and cleanings, but they also develop a comfortable relationship with the dentist. This will hopefully reduce any dental anxiety which often prevents adults from visiting the dentist until they have a complex dental health problem. Barataria Dental is a family dental practice, allowing children to visit the dentist with their parents. This is not only convenient for busy families, but children can further benefit from sharing this experience with their parent or caregiver.

The dentists and staff of Barataria have years of experience treating children and are aware of their potential fears and anxieties. Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill take the time to help their littlest patients relax and understand what will take place during their visit. They are screened for cavities and the dentists and staff both encourage and teach their pediatric dental patients proper tooth brushing, flossing and the benefits of a healthy diet.

Contact Barataria Dental to schedule a consultation for you and your family.