Ask The Experts 2022
DR. JASON GAMBILL
Are you looking for a pediatric dentist in the Bossier City area? Dr. Gambill is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as well as a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is passionate about kids’ dental health and provides the expertise and education needed to give your child a healthy smile for life.
WHEN SHOULD YOU MAKE YOUR CHILD’S FIRST DENTIST APPOINTMENT?
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a dentist by his or her first birthday.
WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED?
We have four offices located in Bossier City, Shreveport, Natchitoches, and Minden. We are always looking for opportunities to make quality care more accessible to our patients.
WHY SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST VS. A REGULAR DENTIST?
Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children. Dr. Gambill and his team have extensive experience working with children’s teeth and gums from infancy to their teenage years. We currently have four pediatric dental specialists serving our patients’ needs.
HOW CAN I DO MY PART TO TEACH MY CHILD GOOD DENTAL HABITS?
Proper care of baby teeth is important for the future health and development of your child’s smile. Introduce your baby to oral hygiene by laying them in your lap and wiping a soft damp cloth gently over their gums. By the time your child is 2 years old, you may begin helping them brush their teeth twice a day with a soft brush and teaching them to floss.
ANY OTHER TIPS FOR A HEALTHY SMILE?
When possible, ensure your child has water to drink instead of sugary drinks or juices, and NEVER put your baby to bed with milk or juice. Avoid gummy vitamins, as they are full of sugar and stick to your baby’s teeth.
DENTAL CARE IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE IT IS OKAY TO BE A KID AND HAVING FUN IS ENCOURAGED!
The team at Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport Bossier encourages kids to have fun. We love to see them smile! One way we encourage excitement within the community is with regular visits from Twinkle, our very own Tooth Fairy! Twinkle loves to visit local schools and teach kids of all ages the importance of oral health and helping them learn to care for their smiles in a way that is informative and fun.