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Flossing Tips from Your Dentist

Throughout our busy days, natural bacteria in our mouths form a film of plaque over our teeth. This material can eat away at tooth enamel and cause severe dental damage if it remains on our teeth. We practice oral hygiene… - By: Barataria Dental

Use Dental Benefits Before the New Year

Have you been procrastinating your routine dental cleaning? With the new year approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your dental professional. Dentists encourage their patients to take advantage of their insurance offerings before their expiration… - By: Barataria Dental

3 Ways to Improve the Look of Your Smile

Your smile can play a major role in first impressions as well as your self-esteem. If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, you may feel less assured in your personal and professional lives. Your dentist can… - By: Barataria Dental

Oral Hygiene Tips While Traveling

When you look forward to an upcoming vacation, you also know there is a great deal of planning to do. Between booking flights, accommodation, and activities, it is easy to overlook smaller details. Oral hygiene is just as important for… - By: Barataria Dental

3 Beneficial Dental Implants

Tooth loss can lead to problems with eating and speaking normally. A missing tooth can also detract from the appearance of your smile. Dental implants can replace missing teeth effectively and permanently. You can discuss your tooth replacement treatment options… - By: Barataria Dental

Stay Hydrated to Improve Oral Health

We learn from a young age that water is crucial to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Dehydration can lead to problems in multiple systems in your body, including your oral health. Medical professionals recommend drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water each… - By: Barataria Dental

Straighten Teeth with Discretion with Invisalign

Invisalign Treatment and More in New Orleans If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you might be interested in treatment from your dentist to straighten your teeth. However, many dental patients hesitate to pursue orthodontics that may detract from their… - By: Barataria Dental

Damaged Dental Crowns: What to Do

A dental crown is a useful tool for restorative dentistry. It features a ceramic cap that is secured to an affected tooth with dental bonding. Once in place, the crown can last for fifteen years, but accidents can happen that… - By: Barataria Dental

Porcelain Veneers Aftercare

Porcelain veneers are cap-like shells bonded to the front of teeth for cosmetic restoration. Once bonded securely into place, they can only be removed by a dentist. This is considered to be a permanent cosmetic dental solution. When properly maintained,… - By: Barataria Dental

How To Manage Your Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is a very common dental concern that we treat in our Marrero, LA dentist office. People often forget to mention their jaw pain during their routine consultations; however, it's important to remember that we can help you with… - By: Barataria Dental

Happy National Dentist’s Day!

National Dentist's Day will be celebrated this year on March 6th. Because this day is right around the corner, we wanted to take time to thank our staff and our doctors for the hard work they put into providing you… - By: Barataria Dental

3 Tips To Achieve A Healthier Smile

Many patients visit our dentist's office looking to learn more about how they can better care for their smiles. At Barataria Dental, we place an emphasis on patient education for the lifelong enjoyment of a beautiful, healthy smile. Here are… - By: Barataria Dental

New Smile For The New Year

Are you looking to change things up in the new year? We all know how hard 2020 has been. If you're ready for a change in 2021, consider pursuing cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile. Cosmetic dentistry allows us to… - By: Barataria Dental

Smile Brighter For The Holidays

The holidays are sneaking up on us this year. At Barataria Dental, your dental health remains our priority. We wanted to remind our patients of some essential information regarding their dental health this holiday season. Learn more below: Use Your… - By: Barataria Dental

How To Pick A Good Dentist

When you are new to an area, finding the right dentist for you can be a daunting task. Many people are unaware of what they should look for that makes a "good" dentist. At Barataria Dental, we are here to… - By: Barataria Dental

Why You Should Choose Barataria Dental

At Barataria Dental, we are proud to have earned a reputation for providing high-quality dental services to all of our patients. We want all of our patients to feel confident that they are making the right decision when they decide… - By: Barataria Dental

How Tobacco Impacts Your Oral Health

You want to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Tobacco, in all of its various forms, is one of the worst things for your mouth. Drs. Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill of Barataria Dental, a dentist office in New… - By: Barataria Dental

5 Foods to Avoid for Your Oral Health

Your diet plays a bigger part in your oral health than you may realize. There are certain foods that are better for you than others. The team at Barataria Dental, a dentist in New Orleans, LA, discusses some foods you… - By: Barataria Dental

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Most dentists offer dentistry services to older teenagers and adults. But pediatric dentistry takes a dentist that’s trained in dealing with children and their smaller teeth and mouths. Dental care is extremely important to start at a young age. The… - By: Barataria Dental

Staying Safe at Your New Orleans, LA Dentist

Due to COVID-19, dental practices were closed to everything but emergency dentistry. Now that things are slowly opening up, dental practices are starting to offer full services. We want our patients to know that you’re safe in our dental office.… - By: Barataria Dental

Missing Your Scheduled Appointment?

With COVID-19, many dental offices have been following ADA recommendations and only treating emergency dental cases. This means that appointments for things like regular checkups and cleanings have been postponed or canceled. What does it mean if you had one… - By: Barataria Dental

The Latest News on COVID 19

We are now open and operating on a full schedule.  Please call to speak to one of our team members about whether you should be seen at this time.  Some dental conditions can be evaluated over the phone with Dr.… - By: Barataria Dental

Stress and Oral Health

Barataria Dental will be closed March 18 - April 16. The health and safety of our patients and staff are of utmost importance to us. As per state mandate, our office will be closed for the next 30 days. We… - By: Barataria Dental

COVID-19: Closures & Updates

Barataria Dental Will be Closed March 18- April 16 The health and safety of our patients and staff are of utmost importance to us. As per state mandate, our office will be closed for the next 30 days.  We will… - By: Barataria Dental

Yes, Floss Really Does Matter

The idea of dentists and floss can feel overdone, but it really is that important. Even if you brush well and use mouthwash, it’s not the same. Floss reaches places nothing else can. The Benefits of Using Floss Dislodges food… - By: Barataria Dental

Are Dental Implants the Right Choice For You?

For patients missing teeth, Drs. Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill recommend dental implants whenever possible. Because of the wonderful results, dental implants can deliver, patients may wonder whether dental implants could be a good fit for them. While dental implants… - By: Barataria Dental

Dental Crowns: Not Just for Cavities

When you hear "dental crowns," what is the first thing you think of? Odds are good that your first association is cavities. It's true that cavities are a common reason for dental crowns, but they are far from the only… - By: Barataria Dental

What to Know About Bleeding Gums

Many people experience bleeding gums when they brush their teeth or floss. If this happens to you regularly, you may even see it as normal. Unfortunately, bleeding gums are never normal, but a sign of a serious dental health issue:… - By: Barataria Dental

Dental Fillings: How Do They Work?

Cavities are an extremely common dental health complaint among patients of all ages. Studies show that roughly 90% of adults have or have had a cavity at least once in their life. A significant portion of these millions of cavities… - By: Barataria Dental

Patient Testimonials for Barataria Dental

Barataria Dental in Marrero, LA is a family institution. Rated a top New Orleans dentist by New Orleans magazine, Barataria Dental was founded by Dr. Guy Ribando in 1965. Now Drs. Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill carry on the family… - By: Barataria Dental

How to Care for Your Teeth at Home

A twice-yearly dental cleaning is always an important part of maintaining good oral health. But what do you do for the rest of the year? How do you keep your teeth looking and feeling their best for an easy and… - By: Barataria Dental

What to Expect from your Dental Cleaning

If you take good care of yourself at home, you may wonder why you need to have regular dental cleanings. The dentist brushes and flosses your teeth just like you do at home, so what's the point? In fact, regular… - By: Barataria Dental

Get a Whiter and Brighter Smile

Do you have discolored, yellowed, or darkened teeth? Do you often find yourself covering your smile because you are self-conscious? The professionals at Barataria Dental can help you regain your confidence back with teeth whitening treatment. You can choose quick… - By: Barataria Dental

The Benefits of Missing Teeth Treatments

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Do you cover your smile because you are embarrassed about your missing teeth? It is important to replace missing teeth not only for cosmetic reasons but for oral health reasons. If missing… - By: Barataria Dental

Transform Your Smile With Invisalign Today

Maybe you have incredible genetics, or maybe you are just one of the lucky ones that are born with perfectly straight and spaced teeth. However, if you are not and you are suffering from crooked teeth, then we have options for you.… - By: Barataria Dental

Why You Need To Treat Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. Having crooked teeth is a serious issue, and needs to be addressed as soon as possible, here are some of the issues that crooked teeth will cause if ignored: Gum Disease More… - By: Barataria Dental

Why Not To Fear A Root Canal

What Is A Root Canal? The term “root canal” actually refers to the natural cavity located at the center of a tooth. Inside of the root canal is soft tissue, or pulp, as well as the tooth’s nerve. Trauma to… - By: Barataria Dental

Induction into the International College of Dentists

On October 19, 2018, during the 89th Annual Convocation meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, last month, both Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Ribando Hemphill were inducted into the International College of Dentist. During the induction ceremony, Drs. Burmaster and Hemphill… - By: Barataria Dental

It’s National Hygiene Month!

October is National Hygiene Month! Our goal at Barataria Dental is to promote good oral care practices and provide the best quality of care for our patients. Your dental concerns are our dental concerns. We offer general, cosmetic and restorative dental… - By: Barataria Dental

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

Are you searching for a cosmetic solution to revamp your smile? Well, have you considered porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the visible portion of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are specifically designed to meet your cosmetic… - By: Barataria Dental

Three Benefits of Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be embarrassing, but more importantly, they can lead to complex dental problems. Replacing your missing teeth can restore health and function to your natural smile. At Barataria Dental  Dr. Maria Burmaster and Dr. Valerie Hemphill offer a full… - By: Barataria Dental

How To Treat Bleeding Gums

If you are experiencing bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, you may be exhibiting an early warning sign of gum disease. Gum disease is often referred to as the silent disease because some patients don't experience any symptoms until they reach the most advanced stage… - By: Barataria Dental

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

Crooked teeth can affect the way you view your smile. At Barataria Dental we offer effective, conservative methods to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. One of the most effective ways to treat crooked teeth is Invisalign clear aligners. Marrero, LA dentist… - By: Barataria Dental

Happy Dentist’s Day

Every March, we celebrate National Dentist's Day to give a special thanks to Marrero, LA family dentists Dr. Maria Burmaster, Dr. Valerie Hemphill, and their dental care team. At Barataria Dental we are a dental practice committed to providing personalized, comprehensive dental care. We… - By: Barataria Dental

Dental Concerns: Solutions for Teeth Grinding

Visiting the dentist regularly can improve the health of your smile. For dental concerns like teeth grinding (bruxism), most patients may not even realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist. At Barataria Dental in Marrero, LA, Drs.… - By: Barataria Dental

Oral Cancer Screening

This month we are going to highlight the importance of knowing your oral cancer risk and make sure you have a routine dental appointment scheduled with Dr. Maria Burmaster or Dr. Valerie R. Hemphill. Our comprehensive exams include routine screening for complex dental problems,… - By: Barataria Dental