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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists have a unique understanding of children’s oral development and growth, as well as previous experience treating young patients. The care they provide is tailored to your child’s needs and helps them establish good oral hygiene habits that will last into adulthood.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

When you choose a dentist for your child, you want someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. A pediatric dentist is ideal for this because they have experience working with children and know how to best care for their teeth and gums. They understand that going to the dentist can be a scary experience for children and are compassionate and caring toward every patient they meet.

Since pediatric dentists are trained to work with kids, they also tend to be better at handling children who may be anxious about seeing the dentist or who may not sit still long enough for their appointment. Pediatric dentists use special techniques to help calm any child who is nervous or tense about visiting the dentist’s office and will take the time to answer any questions you or they may have about their treatment. 

Need for Pediatric Dentistry

A child’s dental health is very important to their overall well-being, even at a young age. While children may not have the same oral hygiene responsibilities as adults, it is still necessary for parents to establish a routine for their children to follow. The earlier that a child starts developing a proper oral care regimen, the better off they will be in the future. 

However, sometimes families may have to seek outside help for their child’s dental care needs.

It is recommended that all children visit a dentist by their first birthday. This is particularly important because the teeth have not fully developed at this stage. If problems are found early, they can be treated before they become more severe. 

This is why it is important to see a dentist regularly and children should ideally be seen every six months. These visits will help your child maintain proper oral health throughout their life.

Before visiting the dentist for the first time, parents should bring their children to the practice so that they can get acclimated to the environment and meet the staff and dentist. This will help alleviate any anxiety the child may experience during future appointments. 

During a routine exam, the dentist will examine the health of your child’s mouth to check for cavities, gingivitis, or gum disease. We will also be able to provide preventative care to keep your child’s smile healthy.

What to Expect During a Pediatric Dental Appointment

Our staff is trained to work well with children of all ages, and we are committed to ensuring your child’s oral health. Our office environment is designed to be fun and inviting for children, and we use kid-friendly terms to help children understand what is happening during their visit. 

We also understand that each child is unique, so we work with parents to determine the best treatment plan for their child. We encourage parents and caregivers to ask questions and let us know if they have specific concerns or requests.

Children may need to have their teeth cleaned, whitened, or even straightened. Depending on the case, those treatments can be completed in just one or a few visits or may require a series of treatment appointments. We will go over the details of the recommended plan with you before we begin any procedures. We will also schedule a follow-up appointment to check on the child’s progress and answer any questions you or they may have about their oral health.

To find out more about the dental services we offer at Bencaz Family Dentistry, call (225) 665-2417 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 130 N. Hummell Street, Denham Springs, LA 70726.


130 N. Hummell Street,
Denham Springs, LA 70726

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