Our mission at Bayou Dental Group is to help you have a healthy smile throughout your lifetime. That includes making sure your children develop strong, healthy teeth.
Today, we’re talking to you about some of the ways we do that in our Monroe, LA dental office!
3 Reminders About Protecting Your Child’s Teeth
We know how important it is to provide a positive experience for your child when they visit our Monroe, LA dental office. That’s why we go out of our way to create a safe, fun, friendly atmosphere for our littlest patients.
Along with that, we’re dedicated to starting children early on the road to lasting dental health. Here are three reminders about protecting your child’s teeth to talk to us about during your next appointment!
*Talk To Us About Thumbsucking*
We know that thumbsuckers are often the best babies, but unfortunately, kids who suck their thumbs aren’t necessarily the ones who develop the healthiest smiles.
A growing baby may start to self-soothe with thumbsucking. And this isn’t always a terrible thing.
It certainly makes things easier for the parents in the short-term, right?
Thumbsucking isn’t always a direct path to dental problems, or even crooked teeth and bite issues. That’s because in most cases, kids will quit the habit on their own and early enough that it doesn’t pose a huge threat to their smile later on.
At the same time, it is something that could have a negative impact on the shape of their mouth and the position of their adult teeth.
Be sure to talk to Dr. Finley if you’re concerned about your child’s thumbsucking, and he can help you determine if some sort of intervention is needed to prevent future problems.
*Talk To Us About Cavity Prevention*
Tooth decay is one of the biggest threats to your oral health, no matter how young or old you are. But children are especially vulnerable because they’re still growing and developing.
Kids need time for their immune system and bones to strengthen, which is why it’s common for dentists to offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to give them added protection against tooth decay and cavities.
Dr. Finley can discuss our strategies for cavity prevention so you can choose the right preventive measures for your child.
*Talk To Us About Proper Nutrition*
Any person who ever said parenting was easy was lying!
If you’re a parent, you know the truth.
The reality is that you can talk a big game when it comes to how you plan to raise kind, well-mannered, healthy kids, but putting your parenting philosophies into practice once you have a child turns out to be harder than you thought.
One example of this is when it comes to nutrition.
It’s not easy to deny a crying child that piece of candy or that bowl of ice cream even though they didn’t finish their vegetables.
But knowing how important proper nutrition is, you make those tough decisions everyday because it’s best for their health.
It’s also best for their oral health, which is why we help parents encourage good eating habits so your child can develop strong teeth and bones for a lasting healthy smile.
Schedule Your Child’s First Visit!
Let’s get your child on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles by setting up their first visit with Dr. Finley!
He and our team will introduce your little one to dental care in a loving, safe environment so they will develop good habits early and maintain lifelong confidence about dentistry.