When should my child first see a dentist?

“First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in – or by their first birthday. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child’s smile and overall health now and in the future.

How often should my child see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Your pediatric dentist will let you know the best appointment schedule for your child.

What can I expect at my child’s visit?

The pediatric dentist will review your child’s medical and dental history. He or she will gently examine your child’s teeth, oral tissues and jaws. Their teeth will be cleaned and polished, followed by the application of a fluoride solution to help prevent tooth decay.

What do I do if my child has a dental emergency?

Dental accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Please contact our office at 337-234-2349 during office hours or after hours if your child has experienced a dental emergency. Prompt treatment can help save a tooth that has undergone trauma. Please see our emergency tab on this website for further information on dental emergencies

Will I be allowed to stay with my child during procedures?

Parents are always allowed and encouraged to accompany their children during their appointments.