Children Dentistry in Monroe, LA

We love kids at Bayou Dental Group! Monroe, LA dentist Dr. Finley is known for his excellent chair side manner, gentle hand, and the way he makes young patients feel at ease immediately. Our friendly staff makes sure that children have a fun, positive experience every time they visit. Take your kids to our pediatric/children dentistry in Monroe, LA practice if you want them to love going to the dentist.

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

The American Dental Association recommends that parents take their baby to the dentist six months after the first tooth appears or as soon as the child turns one. The first checkup is more about prevention than treatment, and it is about getting your child used to the dental environment and regular appointments. These visits are also opportunities for older kids to get to know Dr. Finley and our staff better, so they can be more comfortable and relaxed on future appointments.

It is important to establish a friendly environment at the beginning because it helps prevent dental anxiety and fear. Children’s dentist Dr. Finley can also monitor the development of teeth and bones and identify potential problems. Treatment is simpler, more successful, and less expensive if problems are detected early.

What to Expect

Your child’s first dental visit is often short. You may be asked to sit in the dental chair while holding your child as Dr. Finley checks their mouth or “counts their teeth.”

Dr. Finley will look for potential problems and assess the risk for cavities. Teeth cleaning may be performed if indicated. Dr. Finley will also discuss oral hygiene, habits like thumb sucking, cavity prevention, and proper nutrition for dentistry for children.

Visit Bayou Dental Group today or call Monroe, LA dentist at 318-302-4236 to schedule your children dentistry or dental appointment. You can also use our online appointment form.