Children’s Dentistry – Covington, LA
Keeping Developing Smiles Healthy
Many of our dentists and staff members are parents themselves, so they understand the importance of finding a provider that’s trustworthy and great with children, and that’s exactly what we strive to deliver. We know how hard it can be to encourage little ones to get excited about their oral health and understand the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums. Fortunately, we have countless tricks and tips up our sleeves to help do just that! Bring your kids to see us for children's dentistry in Covington, LA to find out more.
Why Choose MoreSMILES Dental for
- Family Dentist & Mother: Dr. Shannon Doyle
- Gentle Care Designed for Little Mouths
- We Accept Dental Insurance
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
We want to make good first impressions on children to help them grow fond of visiting our dental office and dedicated to brushing and flossing. That’s why our team always goes out of our way to make your child’s checkups and cleanings educational, fun, and most importantly, not intimidating or scary. We’ll examine their teeth and gums in search of any signs of cavities. If we spot anything, we’ll speak with you about treatment options and make sure that your child’s health stays in tip-top shape. Finally, we’ll conduct a thorough cleaning and polish their teeth to keep their smile cavity-free until we see them again!
Children are often at a higher risk of developing cavities because they’re still getting used to taking care of their smiles. Instead of having to constantly worry about the health of their pearly whites, you can opt for them to get dental sealants. These are clear, protective coatings that we place over their molars to make it easier for them to brush away food debris and prevent plaque and bacteria buildup.
Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in fresh vegetables, natural water sources, and oral hygiene products. It’s also added to public water sources to help prevent cavity formation and has been shown to reduce decay among both children and adults by 25 percent. To help strengthen your child’s enamel, we offer painless, quick, and easy fluoride treatments.
Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems that children face. If your child ever experiences dental decay, we’ll use a tooth-colored, custom-shaded composite resin to fill the area and protect it from further harm. Instead of a noticeable metal filling, these are made from a biocompatible material that eliminates issues like dental discoloration and sensitivity.
A custom mouthguard can be made for the upper jaw as a protective barrier in contact sports or as a lower orthotic appliance for non-contact sports. It is custom designed for each individual using varying levels of computer scans and muscle relaxation techniques. Dr. Moreau can have custom performance mouth wear made for your child. Regardless of which sport they play, the right mouthguard can prevent a small accident from turning into a dental emergency.
In 2009, Dr. Moreau was asked by Pure Power Mouthguard (PPM) to help custom fit several of the New Orleans Saints players with neuromuscular mouthguards. Many of the players wore these mouthguards throughout the 2009 season and during Super Bowl XLIV.
Is your child complaining of a painful toothache that’s interrupting their schoolwork and keeping them from being able to fall asleep? This could be a sign that an untreated cavity has made a pathway for harmful oral bacteria to attack their pulp, which is a cluster of soft tissues and nerves inside their tooth. To treat their pain and preserve their natural tooth, we’ll remove the infected pulp and place a protective dental crown over the top of it.
Frenectomies for Lip and Tongue Ties
Did you know that oral health is important even before your baby gets their first tooth? Some infants are born with an extra thick or restrictive bit of tissue under their tongue or under the top lip, which makes it difficult to get a good latch for breastfeeding. This can lead to struggles with nursing as well as delays in growth for your baby. Using our soft tissue laser, we can gently release this restrictive tissue, called a lip or tongue tie, enabling your child to more easily perform normal oral functions. This procedure is called a laser frenectomy, and it involves very little bleeding, discomfort, or recovery time for your little one.