Ask the Experts: Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Jason Gambill, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Are you looking for a pediatric dentist in the Bossier City area? Dr. Gambill is a Board Diplomat 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 providing 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 Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a dentist by his or her first birthday.
Where is your office located?
We now have three locations: Bossier City, Shreveport and Natchitoches. We are so excited to able 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 has extensive experience working with children’s teeth and gums from infancy to their teenage years.
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. Once teeth come in begin helping them brush their teeth twice a day with a soft brush and teaching them to floss. Parents should brush their child’s teeth until the age of 7 or 8, when they have the manual dexterity to write in cursive.
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.
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