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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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How Does Bottle Feeding Affect Your Baby’s Oral Health?

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There is so much to think about when you have an infant that it can be overwhelming to keep track of it all! One of the areas you may not give much thought to in the early days is their oral health. 

Choosing between breast and bottle feeding is a highly personal decision. While breastfeeding tends to reduce the incidence of tooth decay, in and of itself, it does not guarantee good oral health for your child. So whether you breastfeed or bottle feed your baby, you need to clean your child’s gums and baby teeth to keep them cavity-free, and your Metairie children's dentist will be happy to show ...

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Are Kids with Siblings More Prone to Dental Anxiety?

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If you are an adult who’s spent a lifetime avoiding visits to the dentist, you already know how dental anxiety impacts your oral health. What you may not realize is that dental anxiety is also a major issue that can affect your child’s oral health in the same way. 

Researchers at Northwest University of Nationalities in Lanzhou, China conducted a study of 405 children between the ages of 9 and 13 to investigate the effect that family structure in general and the presence of siblings, in particular, has on kids' oral health. The findings showed that 36 percent of children with siblings experienced dental anxiety compared to only 24 percent for only ...

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Why Cavities in Kids Should Be Taken Seriously

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Watching your child develop baby teeth can be an exciting time, aside from wishing your little one didn’t have to go through the discomfort! But a new baby tooth is a milestone in your child’s development.

The Role Baby Teeth Play

When it comes to caring for baby teeth, many parents are unaware of the critical role these adorable little teeth play. After all, they are just going to fall out anyway, right?

The fact is that your child’s baby teeth are every bit as important as the adult teeth that will follow. Healthy baby teeth allow your child to eat and maintain proper nutrition and also promote clear pronunciation and good speech ...

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It's Never Too Early to Develop Healthy Habits

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Many adults today are still saddled with a negative or fearful attitude about dentistry because of experiences they had as a child.

If you want to help your child avoid a lifetime of dental worries, start by helping them develop positive oral health habits when they are babies. Dental care should be ingrained in your child from an early age so that taking care of their teeth becomes second nature to them. 

Starting with a Positive Approach

You may wonder what you can do about your child’s oral health at such an early age. But dentists know from experience that every positive experience they have now will help them when the time comes ...

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Don't Let Your Child Sip on Sugar!

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One of the best things you can do for your child is to make sure they have a positive start with their dental care.This includes supporting them in their oral health habits by taking them to the dentist regularly and helping them brush and floss their teeth.

Of course, another critical part of helping your child enjoy good oral health is monitoring their diet and their eating habits. Much of the good that’s done in the dentist’s office can quickly be undone by poor food choices at home. 

Limit Sugar in Your Child’s Diet

You probably already know that too much of the wrong kind of sugar is bad for your child’s teeth. ...

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The Organisms That Contribute to Childhood Cavities

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Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood disease and affects more than a third of toddlers in the US. The relationship between sugar and cavities in your kids’ diets is well established. Bacteria that sit on teeth consume sugar, creating acid as a byproduct. While sugar starts the process, it is the acid that causes cavities.

One particular strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans is to blame for most tooth decay. But recently a study was published that shows a type of yeast called Candida albicans may also be responsible for the prevalence of childhood caries. The authors of the study are hopeful that these findings will lead to ...

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What Are Sealants?

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As a parent, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your child’s healthy teeth stay that way. You listen carefully to tips from your hygienist and dentist about the proper way for your child to brush and floss, and then you apply these ideas at home.

But there is one more important treatment that you can consider, and that is dental sealants placed by our children’s dentist in Metairie, LA.

What do sealants do?

Sealants are a thin protective plastic coating that we apply to the surface of children’s teeth to protect them and keep them strong and healthy. Brushing and flossing are essential for a healthy smile, but sealants ...

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