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  • Oak Family Dental | 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.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "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.

Making Your Child Comfortable at the Dentist

September 6, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Margaret "Garet" Patterson
Pediatric Dentist Metairie LA | A girl gets her teeth cleaned

As a parent, nothing is more important to you than your child's health and well being. You go to great lengths to ensure that they eat healthy food, and get plenty of exercise and rest. Their health care is also a priority, and at Oak Family Dental, we understand how critical the first few visits to the dentist are to ensure a lifetime of success at the dental office. Most patients who are afraid of the dentist report having a bad experience during a childhood visit. We don't ever want this to happen to your child, so we take great measures to ensure that your child has a great visit and hopefully looks forward to their dental appointments. As your children's dentist in Metairie, we have some information on what you can expect when you bring your child to our practice.

The First Visit

Our doctors recommend that your child's first visit take place around the age of one. We'll start with what we call a Happy Visit. This is an easy and fun appointment designed to acclimate your child to the dental office. They'll sit with you in the big chair, see our instruments and tools, and just begin to become comfortable in their surroundings. Only when they're receptive and ready will we examine or clean their teeth, and this may be after a few Happy Visits. These first few visits will allow us to look for any developmental concerns and discuss what to expect for your child's oral health with you.

Additional Services for Children

As your child gets older, our doctors may recommend fluoride treatments for your child, which will help to strengthen and build their teeth. We also offer dental sealants , which help to protect their teeth from tooth decay and cavities. If your child participates is sports, you may want to consider a customized mouth guard to protect their teeth from injury. Our doctors can make recommendations as to the best type of mouth guard for your child.

We love taking care of children at Oak Family Dental, and we can't wait to build a relationship with your child! Contact our office today to schedule your child's next appointment.

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