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From the time that your babies get their first tooth, they can visit the dental office already. It is very important that your children have regular exams and cleanings every six months to make sure their teeth and jaws are developing properly and staying healthy.

Caring for your child is an overall group effort with the help of our dentists who helps guide parents and also engage the children in understanding the importance of taking good care of their teeth.

Choosing A Dentist For Your Child

A general dentist can treat small children, still it is subjective to the practice. There are some general dentists who are not comfortable in treating children in which they would issue a referral to a pediatric dentist.

A pediatric dentist focuses on prevention and treatment of dental issues for children. Such specialization also involves a skill and knowledge to educate parents on how best to treat the dental health of their children.

How Many Times Should You Visit A Dentist?

Ideally, the first dental visit to the dentist should be around six months following the growth of your child’s first tooth. It should be not beyond age one.

Children, on the other hand, should visit their dentist every six months. There are some dentists who may recommend visits every three months to help the child ease in or to treat developing dental conditions.


Oral Health Red Flags in Babies & Children

By learning how to identify various oral health red flags regarding your child’s oral health, you will be able to address the issues right away and get proper dental care.

  • Nursing bottle syndrome – this is common for babies who consume milk, formula, breast milk and fruit juices. Since these liquids contain sugar, it is very likely that sugar is left on the teeth especially during night feedings which could lead to the growth of bacteria that causes tooth decay, infection or an abscessed tooth. This isn’t about the amount of sugar the baby is consuming but it is more of like the duration of time during which their teeth are exposed to sugar. Pediatric dentists recommend giving babies a bottle of water or a pacifier instead of resorting to sugary substances. Switching to a sippy cup following a recommendation by your doctor and dentist should also be done.
  • Decayed/Missing Baby Teeth – these can cause crooked or misaligned permanent teeth thus causing a number of oral problems. Should you noticed decayed or missing baby teeth, going to a pediatric specialist is your best choice so as to prevent further oral health issues.

Other tooth decays in children can also be acquired through common habits such as:

  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Thrusting

Your child’s nutrition will also be looked into as this also affects their dental health.


We offer a variety of dental services for children at our dental care facility in Baton Rouge:

  • Cleanings with fluoride treatment
  • Fillings
  • Sealants to prevent the grooves and pits in the teeth from trapping bacteria and creating cavities
  • Pulpotomies (baby root canals) for teeth with deep decay
  • Extractions (“wiggling” out teeth)
  • Stainless steel crowns to protect teeth with large areas of decay or pulpotomies
  • Space maintainers to preserve space for a permanent tooth when a baby tooth is lost early
  • Oral health exams for infants
  • Preventive dental care such as cleaning, nutrition, diet recommendations, and fluoride treatments
  • Early assessment and treatment for teeth straightening & bite correction
  • Tooth cavities repair
  • Oral condition diagnosis associated with various diseases
  • Management of gum disease and conditions
  • Dental injury care

Our dentists in Baton Rouge follows a gentle & efficient process for your children’s dental procedure and we also provide dental services in Baton Rouge for the whole family.


Our Dentists are Always Ready to Help

  • Our team of dentists has the ability to conduct procedures for our younger patients

We offer a full scope of dental procedures for infants, preschoolers, kids, teenagers, and children with special needs. Our team of dentists is dedicated to providing proper teeth health care in our kid-friendly dental facility.

  • Tiger Smile Family Dentistry has dental professionals ready to accommodate your kids’ dental needs.

We have a welcoming place to help our patients, especially children while developing a positive attitude towards dentistry and promoting oral hygiene.


Our Dental Treatments Go Above and Beyond

Pediatric Dental Specialist Baton Rouge - Tiger Smile Family Dentistry Our team of specialists makes sure to develop a strong collaboration with dentist, parent, and child. We aim to work together to build a positive and an educational relationship. We put a great emphasis on good oral hygiene and dental health for the whole family.

We are dedicated to your children’s oral health from infancy through their teen years. We aim to make your child’s dental visits enjoyable here by providing appropriate dental care with consideration of your child’s comprehension and emotional level. Visit our office today or call us at 225-412-7996 to schedule an appointment.



3.0 Rating From 1 Reviews.
on 25, Jan 2018
Looking for a pediatric dentist here in Baton Rouge wasn't so hard. I went to the most reputable dental facility here which is Tiger Smile and I was right. The pediatric dentists are very good with kids and my child loves his dentist as well! It's so hard to put him on a dental chair but now, he's more excited to go when I tell him we're going to the dentist!
Cerys Ilona

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