Dr. Gray Bailey provides children’s dental services and family dentistry in Prairieville, LA. Dr. Bailey serves patients of all ages and aims to create a comfortable and friendly office environment for maintaining the health of a growing and aging smile and everything in between. Routine dental care is important at any age, and the health of your smile supports many aspects of overall health and wellness, including your immune system.
All of the dental team at Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry take time to get to know our patients and to understand unique risk factors and make personalized recommendations for care and maintenance. We want all of our patients to feel comfortable, confident, and relaxed when they visit our dental office.
How to Prevent Cavities
Cavity prevention is important for all ages- tooth decay is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults and a common occurrence in young children. Our dental care team is dedicated to your patient experience and ensuring that you are can maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits. For older patients with chronic concerns, we offer a personalized approach to keep your oral health stable. There are many risk factors for tooth decay and we work with you to identify those you are likely to experience and how to avoid developing cavities.
In order to create a healthy foundation for future teeth, we recommend that parents help their children brush and floss. Both dentists and parents help instill oral health habits early on with routine care and at-home oral health maintenance.
During routine dental visits, our hygienists show patients how to effectively brush and floss in a fun way. We can also offer dental sealants to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants are a thin coating that forms a barrier on the tooth surface. Our dentist can place a sealant in just one dental visit for long-lasting protection.
Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
During routine pediatric dentistry visits, we may offer these services for your child:
- Teeth cleaning
- Fluoride treatment
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Dental sealants
- Periodontal (gum disease) screening
- Dental cavity screening
- Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) examination
Please let us know if you have any questions about your child’s care. We work with parents to address their child’s needs and aim to create a comfortable environment for all patients regardless of age.
Children’s Dental Care FAQs
Many parents have questions about how to care for their child’s teeth as well as when to visit the dentist with their child. We can answer those questions below:
How important are primary teeth, and how can I care for them?
Primary or “baby” teeth are the first teeth that erupt. They help children speak, chew, and form a path for future permanent teeth. It is important to take care of these first teeth as they are still prone to infection and cavities. Even before your first child’s tooth erupts, you can wipe their gums with a wet cloth. When teeth do begin to appear, use an infant toothbrush and use a small amount of toothpaste.
When should I take my child to their first dental office visit?
Most children should visit the dentist around age 3 after their primary teeth have erupted. Visiting the dentist with your child early on will reinforce healthy oral health habits. Routine visits will also prevent dental fear or anxiety that some patients may have if they are not familiar with our care.
Call Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry
Are you looking for a family dentist in Prairieville, Louisiana? Contact Dr. Bailey for a dental exam and family dental care today at 225.452.4666 or request an appointment with him on our website. Do you have any more questions about pediatric dental care? Let us know at your next consultation. Dr. Bailey or a member of his dental team will help answer any of your questions. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.