Sullivan Dental Center

St. Francisville, LA Area Patients Are Welcome to Connect with Sullivan Dental Center to Discuss Pediatric Services

At Sullivan Dental Center, patients in and around the area of St. Francisville, LA are encouraged to work with a dental provider who offers services for the entire family. Our practice allows for patients of all ages to obtain care, including children. Our practice is pleased to provide pediatric dentistry solutions for children, as well as treatments for adults.

The importance of pediatric dental care

Many children are uneasy around strangers. However, this issue becomes an even bigger problem when children are introduced to dental professionals who will be invading their “personal space” by evaluating their teeth and gums. When a dentist has pediatric experience, they are able to put children at ease and make every visit a positive experience. They also work hard at building a trusting relationship with children and educating them on how to care for their smile. Parents are able to make their children feel comfortable by working with a professional who takes the time needed to relax pediatric patients and help them understand the importance of the care they will receive from their dentist.

How old does a child need to be to visit a pediatric dentist?

The AAPD, or the “American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,” has specific recommendations that children start visits with a dentist at the time they experience the eruption of their first tooth. If this hasn’t happened by 12 months of age, parents should make their child’s first dental appointment. After this, children should be seen by their dentist every six months for a cleaning, examination, and possibly for the application of sealants and fluoride treatments. As the child grows up, they will have created a bond with our dental team and feel much more relaxed each time they visit the dentist’s chair!

Schedule a visit with our team today!

Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan are professionals in the area of St. Francisville, LA who are dedicated to helping patients of all ages receive the care they need for beautiful smiles. If you or your children require dental care, we encourage you to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals today by calling (225) 635-4422 and visiting us at 5436 Commerce Street.

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