2272 Barataria Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072

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Barataria Dental is one of the leading dentists in the New Orleans, LA area. Our practice is dedicated to comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Ideally, dentistry is preventive dental care that can be achieved through routine visits to the dentist and regular at-home care.

The primary goal of general dentistry is to treat problems in their earliest stages, many of which can be identified during a routine dental cleaning and exam. Identifying problems in the early stages allows our dentists to recommend the most conservative methods for treatment, preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible and saving the patient from expensive and uncomfortable procedures.

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Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease is a condition that affects roughly 3 out of every 4 American adults. Routine examinations can help prevent gum disease by treating problems that could lead to gum disease, such as plaque build-up and gingivitis.

Children’s Dental Care

General dentistry is particularly important for children who are more susceptible to tooth decay. Cavities are a leading health concern facing children. Regular visits to the dentist, along with good habits at home, can prevent cavities and pave the road for long-term dental health. Sealants are an important part of your child’s pediatric dentistry and can prevent cavities.

Our West Bank family dental practice has the experience and range of services necessary to keep growing smiles healthy and functional, including Invisalign®, periodontal therapy, and emergency dental care. Children’s mouths are always growing and changing, and we monitor these changes. We’ll recommend treatment if we notice issues like orthodontic problems or other early issues that we want to take care of sooner rather than later.

As your teen reaches young adulthood, the wisdom teeth come into play. Usually, our mouths don’t have enough room for this extra set of molars. If they erupt, they cause your teeth to become cramped and crowded. If they remain under the surface, you may experience pain and have an increased risk of infection. Most likely, we’ll recommend wisdom tooth extraction to avoid further issues with wisdom teeth.

Adult Dental Care

The dental problems we face as adults differ from the most common ones we face as children. Our teeth age like the rest of our bodies do. The older we get, the more we face tooth discoloration and cosmetic chips and cracks. Cosmetic dentistry can take years off of your smile. Solutions like porcelain veneers can take care of just about any cosmetic problem you’re facing. We color-match the veneers to the ideal shade of white for your smile.

When we become senior citizens, we’re more likely to lose our teeth. The years take their toll and it wears out the teeth. We offer various different solutions to replace missing teeth when this happens. Multiple options are available so that we can find the best possible one for you. We recommend dental implants whenever possible. They give you back your bite function and look and feel like your natural teeth.

Your First Visit to Barataria Dental

For adult patients, the initial appointment will be a comprehensive oral exam which includes a full mouth x-ray, periodontal screening, and a treatment plan for dental cleaning. We are particularly concerned about customizing your dental cleaning to your specific needs, so your cleaning will be diagnosed at this visit. The second visit will usually be the cleaning appointment.

We often hear from patients that a visit to Barataria Dental is more thorough and complete than any other visit to the dentist. We believe that a comprehensive examination is critical to a proper diagnosis and treatment planning for the most successful results. Our team makes every effort to get to know our patients as individuals and understand their unique oral health risks for more personal care and advice. We want to help you maintain your oral health between visits and avoid common dental concerns.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Preventative care is the foundation of your oral health. Not only do you have to take care of your mouth with regular dental visits, but you have to take care of your teeth at home too. If you’re just completing one of these portions, you’re still at a higher risk for oral health problems.

You should come into our office at least every six months for a thorough checkup and professional cleaning. Even if you’re taking care of your teeth at home, there are certain things you can only get at a dentist office. The tools we use to clean your teeth get into places that your toothbrush and floss can’t thoroughly clean. Our specialized tools get into even the hardest to reach places in your mouth.

We’re also trained to notice certain oral health issues in the early stages. You may not recognize these on your own. For example, many adults have at least early stages of gum disease and don’t realize it. They aren’t painful, so it can be hard to tell. But we’re trained to catch these problems early so that you can have more conservative treatment methods that are more affordable. This is true for things like oral cancer as well.

But just going to the dentist regularly isn’t enough. You have to take care of your oral health at home, too. This means brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Without this, plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, leading to an increased chance of tooth decay and gum disease. A varied, balanced diet plays a big part as well. Soda and sugary foods can harm your teeth, while fibrous fruits and vegetables can help you keep your teeth clean.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained dentists and experience what comprehensive dentistry is all about at Barataria Dental.