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Bleeding Gums? Sore Gums? Time to See the Dentist!

Gum disease is one of the most common dental health issues with more than 75% of adults having some form of the disease at some point in their lives. Treating gum disease is important for both dental health and overall…

Oral Cancer Awareness Month is Here: Have you Been Screened?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month- do you know the common symptoms? Oral cancer symptoms can include: Persistent hoarseness Pain or difficulty swallowing Lump in the throat or neck Persistent earache- often in both ears Numbness in or around the…

Dental Implants can Help Reduce Bone Loss After Losing a Tooth

The replacement of missing teeth has been an important facet of modern dentistry and the focus of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry as new options have become available that are both highly functional and natural looking. One of the problems…

Maintaining good oral health is important- even as we age!

While routine dental health care is important for helping young patients establish healthy habits, maintaining preventive care visits and good at home oral hygiene is just as important for older adults and seniors. The wear and tear that our teeth…

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Do you have gums that are sore or bleed during brushing? Do your gums appear to be receding? These symptoms could indicate the presence of gum disease: an often “silent”, progressive dental health issue that can lead to additional problems…

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children's Dental Health month and we want to take a moment to consider the importance of pediatric dentistry: keeping your child’s teeth strong and healthy- even their primary, or “baby” teeth. At Barataria Dental, Dr. Burmaster and…

Dental Implants vs Dentures: Which is The Better Option?

Missing teeth, or losing a tooth, can be a traumatic experience and affects daily life for many patients: chewing food is difficult in many cases and speech can also be affected. Frequently, embarrassment is also a factor and patients find…

Porcelain Veneers Can Give You the Smile You Desire!

Barataria Dental, a family and cosmetic dental practice in Marrero, offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to their patients who are either in need of restorative dental work or want to improve their smile! For patients who want a smile…