It’s tough to imagine that your little one-year-old requires a trip to the dental office, but this is an important step in developing a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. The American Academy of Pediatric dentistry backs this recommendation. Early exams rule out any early dental problems, and also give us an opportunity to help your little one grow accustomed to the dental office and all of the funny sounds they will hear while they are with us.
Preventive Children’s Dentistry in Gretna, LA
Dr. Russell Schafer is a general dentist and welcomes families. He takes a particular interest in treating patients who are often overlooked in society – patients with tooth loss and patients who are still developing teeth.
Since Dr. Schafer is familiar with the opposite ends of this spectrum, he wants to help our littlest patients avoid many of the conditions that cause tooth loss and firmly believes that with the proper care, children today can enjoy their natural teeth for a lifetime.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Typically, your child’s first dental visit will be a fun one. Dr. Schafer will look at their teeth, take them for a ride in the chair, and develop a partnership with parents based on education, instruction, and habit counseling.
He will also discuss what to expect as a parent as your child develops and grows. His comprehensive approach to dentistry will assist in identifying conditions early when they are easier to treat.
He offers preventive care such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants to keep kids’ smiles cavity-free.
Ongoing Dental Care
Choosing an experienced family dentist for your infant or toddler’s dental care provides continuity because he will take care of your child as they grow all the way into their teen and adult years. Having a dentist that you feel familiar and comfortable with makes it easy and enjoyable to stay on top of your oral health care.
Give Us a Call!
If you are searching for a children’s dentist in Gretna, LA, give us a call! We are happy to welcome your entire family.