At Cowley Dental Care, we believe that small smiles are a big deal. Children and teens have different dental needs than adults, and we are here to help your child grow into a happy, healthy adult with a stunning smile. Our dental office in Metairie is a fun and stress-free environment, and everyone on our team has several years of experience catering to children and their dental needs.
Children who establish good oral health habits early in life are more likely to have beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Our friendly team at Cowley Dental Care focuses on prevention and patient education. Our goal is to make sure your child enters adulthood free of dental fears and disease.
Why Children’s Dental Care Is Important
Children start to get their baby teeth during their first six months of life. By age six or seven, they begin losing their first set of teeth, which are eventually replaced by permanent, adult teeth.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, early childhood tooth decay is five times more common in children than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Without proper dental care, children can experience oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of complications, pain, and discomfort.
Practicing good oral hygiene, having healthy dental habits, and regularly visiting the dentist for cleanings and exams are all ways in which your child can combat tooth decay and other dental concerns.
Our Children's Dentistry Services
All of our dental services are customized to fit your child’s unique oral health needs and smile goals.
We offer various children’s dentistry services, including:
- Cleanings and exams
- Dental sealants
- Topical silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and varnish
- Metal-free, tooth-colored fillings and repairs
- Care for dental injuries (e.g., knocked-out teeth, fractures)
- Periodontal (gum) care
We are here to provide you with the exceptional support and guidance your child needs for a healthy smile.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry highly recommends that children visit the dentist every six months. It's also suggested that children begin seeing the dentist by their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts.
At Cowley Dental Care, we make sure children are comfortable and feel safe and stress-free during their visit. Children are also more than welcome to bring their favorite toy along with them for additional comfort.
During your child’s first visit, you can expect the following:
- Oral health examination to identify any signs of decay or disease
- Thorough and gentle teeth cleaning
- Topical fluoride and varnish to prevent cavities and strengthen tooth enamel
- Brushing and flossing demonstration, so your child knows how to properly floss and brush his or her teeth
- Nutrition and diet recommendations, including avoiding foods and drinks with high sugars and starches
Ultimately, we want your child to have the best chance of having a healthy, beautiful smile that remains strong and functional for a lifetime.
Contact Your Children’s Dentist in Metairie
Does your child or teen need a filling or dental cleaning? If so, we are available to help their small smiles shine brighter with outstanding dental care. We pride ourselves on offering unparalleled preventive care and comfortable dental experiences.
Our child-friendly dental office is delighted to provide comprehensive dentistry to families and neighbors in Metairie, New Orleans, Kenner, Lakeview, Uptown, Jefferson, and surrounding areas.
To schedule an appointment for your child with one of our dentists, please call us at 504-831-4895.
We look forward to seeing your child smile!