The road to a healthy, happy smile begins at an early age. Your child can start seeing a dentist six months after their first tooth erupts, but you want to start their preventative care no later than age seven. While some general dentists can see children, not all practices are comfortable with pediatric care. Pediatric dentists focus on prevention and treatment of dental issues in children— this includes guiding parents in how best to treat their children’s dental health. Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is pleased to offer exceptional pediatric services here in Baton Rouge.
To help your child’s teeth and jaw grow properly, our team offers a range of pediatric orthodontic services such as cleanings, fillings, sealants, extractions, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers, oral health exams for infants, preventive dental case, and many more.
Children should see a dentist every six months. For children with developing dental conditions, that schedule can shift to every three months.
The sooner potential issues are recognized, the sooner they can be addressed. Quick reactions are essential to helping your children overcome any bumps in the road of their dental growth.
This syndrome is common for babies who consume milk, formula, breast milk and fruit juices. These liquids contain sugar that can leave residue on teeth, especially after night feedings. This residue can lead to the growth of bacteria that causes tooth decay, infection, or an abscessed tooth. Nursing Bottle Syndrome is not a result of the amount of sugar in the drink; instead, it is directly related to the duration of time that the teeth are exposed to the 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 or missing baby teeth can cause crooked or misaligned permanent teeth, leading to a number of malocclusions and other oral problems. If you notice any decayed or missing teeth, it’s best to schedule an appointment with our dentists ASAP to help prevent further problems down the road.
These seemingly harmless behaviors are examples of common habits that can lead to tooth decays. If you spot these behaviors, consult with your dentist for their recommended course of action. Different children react to different deterrents, and our dentists can offer various solutions to attempt.
This disorder is a frequent problem for children that can manifest through a myriad of symptoms. Dark shadows under eyes, bedwetting, restless sleep, chronic allergies, snoring, mouth breathing, asthma, eczema, ADD/ADHD, swollen tonsils, teeth grinding, and more can all point to this issue. SDB is often caused by crooked, crowded teeth that lead to a poor dental palate shape. This poorly-shaped palate can restrict your child’s airways and breathing. Many of the resulting symptoms can lead to further dental issues when your children are older, so it’s best to address SDB as soon as it is suspected.
We know a trip to the dentist can be frightening, especially for young children. That’s why our team here at Tiger Smile Family Dentistry takes great care in implementing a gentle and efficient approach with children that ensures they receive the proper care with as little discomfort as possible.
We aim to work together to build a positive and an educational relationship. Our dentists actively engage both parents and children, ensuring that parents are actively included in their children’s dental health and helping children understand the importance of good dental hygiene.
We offer a full scope of dental procedures for infants, preschoolers, kids, teenagers, and children with special needs. Our variety of services for children include the following:
We are dedicated to your children’s oral health from infancy through their teen years— and beyond. We aim to make your child’s dental visits enjoyable by providing appropriate dental care with consideration of your child’s comprehension and emotional level. We also offer trusted restorative dentistry services in Baton Rouge. Visit our office today or call us at 225-567-8121 to schedule an appointment.
Address: 429 E Airport Ave Suite 3, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 412-7996
Monday & Wednesday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday & Thursday 7AM – 3PM
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