Marrero Family Dentist - Learn More About Our Services
At Signature Smiles Dental, we value your time as well as your oral health, and that is why we welcome all members of your family to experience our quality family dentistry in Marrero, LA. Our dentists and staff know how difficult it is to keep up with your children’s busy schedules, and we want to make visiting the dentist as easy and convenient as possible for your whole family. Experienced in treating children ages 3 and up, our skilled and compassionate dentists offer the same gentle care for your little ones as a pediatric specialist, so you need not take them to a separate dental office. With a 15-year history of providing top-notch family dentistry in Marrero, LA, we have treated generations of patients and can’t wait to establish a foundation of trust with you and your loved ones.
Your Child’s First Dental Exam
Our primary focus during your child’s first exam is to make him or her feel as comfortable as possible. We are happy to show your child around the office, explain our equipment and answer any questions. Once your child feels comfortable, we will perform an examination and look for the following:
• Signs of tooth decay
• Signs of bad oral habits such as thumb-sucking or mouth breathing
• Developmental milestones such as proper jaw growth and teeth erupting in alignment and on time
Depending on your child’s age and dental issues, we may also perform dental X-rays to obtain a better picture of his or her overall level of oral health.
Developing Good Oral Hygiene Habits
One of our top priorities is helping our patients establish diligent oral hygiene habits early in life. When your children visit our office, we spend as much time as necessary educating them and you on proper brushing and flossing techniques. You and your child will also receive guidance on maintaining a tooth-friendly diet, which includes limiting sugary snacks and drinks that contribute to tooth decay.
Preventing Dental Phobias
Regular dental visits for children are about more than just keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Most dental phobias develop in childhood because of less-than-ideal experiences at the dentist’s office. At Signature Smiles Dental, we go out of our way to develop a good rapport with your children so that they feel safe and comfortable from the minute they step into our office, and this feeling of trust will stay with them throughout adulthood. After receiving a prize from our treasure chest for a good checkup, your child will actually look forward to visiting us in the future and maintaining a healthy smile.
Preventive Care for Children
In addition to cleaning and examining your child’s teeth at every six-month checkup, we may recommend treatments to prevent cavities. Professional fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel, making it less vulnerable to decay. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to molars to protect their cavity-prone chewing surfaces from acidic substances. Most dental insurance plans cover both of these preventive treatments for children.
Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Marrero, LA
The entire team at Signature Smiles Dental loves working with children and helping them develop good oral health habits that last a lifetime. Contact our Marrero, LA family dentistry office today to schedule appointments for your entire family. We accept most dental plans and will file your claims for you.