Pediatric Dentistry in Houma, LA
Preventing gum disease and tooth decay early and teaching children good oral hygiene practices is vital in promoting exceptional lifelong oral health. Hence regular dental exams and maintenance will go a long way in helping your child have excellent oral health. At Robichaux Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing efficient dental services so that your child has a healthy and vibrant smile.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry deals specifically with children’s oral care. Children will find pediatric dentists more comfortable as they are trained specifically for their needs. While we are not a specialty Pediatric practice, at Robichaux Family Dental we strive to treat the whole family: adults, teens, and children alike. Our goal is to provide competent dental care in a warm, welcoming, and calm environment, with our staff fully dedicated to delivering the best possible care.
The Need for Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric dentists can help your child feel more comfortable when visiting a dental office. We provide kids-specific treatments, like fluoride and sealant applications, as well as laughing gas. We help monitor your child’s dental development throughout their growth and check for signs of decay. In the event your child needs a more specialized approach (ie. sedation or extensive decay), we can refer you to several highly trained Pediatric practices.
What Happens During Your Child’s Visit?
During a routine visit, Dr. Jacob Robichaux will conduct a physical exam and radiographs to check your child’s teeth, jawbone, and soft tissues. This ensures that all the teeth are present and emerging in the correct positions. These physical examinations will help us diagnose any potential oral problems so that we can address them on time. We can monitor your child’s tooth development to see if they require any orthodontic treatments in the future.
In addition to assessing the child’s bite, gums, and jawbone, we will look for any signs of tooth decay. If any plaque and tartar deposits are detected, we will perform a cleaning procedure to remove them and ensure healthy gums and teeth. We can apply fluorides onto the child’s teeth to help prevent future decay as a preventive measure.
Finally, we will show your little ones the correct brushing techniques and diet, as well as provide tips and guidelines to parents. Educating them early and introducing them to good oral hygiene practices are the basics of good dental health.
To learn more about our pediatric services, visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200 and schedule an appointment.