Sherwood Dental Care - Baton Rouge

Children’s Dentistry in Baton Rouge

Guiding your family through every milestone in your child’s dental journey.
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A Solid Foundation for Lifelong Oral Health

Healthy smiles play a crucial role in your child’s overall development, extending from early childhood into their teenage years and adulthood. At Sherwood Dental Care, we understand the complexities of balancing a busy family lifestyle with essential dental care.

As your child navigates through various dental milestones—from their initial dental exam, through the natural process of losing baby teeth, to the emergence of adult teeth—we provide comprehensive support and guidance. Our focus is on ensuring that each stage of dental development is managed with care, contributing to the long-term health and well-being of their smile.

With a commitment to educational and preventative care, we help your family understand the best practices in oral hygiene, diet, and routine care to prevent common dental issues. This proactive approach is designed to equip your child with the knowledge and habits necessary for maintaining a healthy smile as they grow and eventually take on the responsibility of their own dental health.

Our Children’s Dentistry services

Child’s First Appointment

When children visit a dental office for the first time, it lays the foundation for oral health that will last a lifetime.

Fluoride Treatment

Protect and strengthen tooth enamel and shield molars from cavities and decay.

Pediatric Treatment & Education

Ongoing care from infancy to teenage years tailored for children and their parents or guardians.

Teeth Cleaning for Kids

Routine pediatric dental care monitors their oral health developments and helps prevent future problems.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your child will start to cut their first teeth at around 6 months. It is recommended that children visit the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months of getting their first tooth. If you suspect something might be wrong or your child might be experiencing discomfort or pain, please book an appointment as soon as possible. It’s never too late for a child to have their first dental appointment.
Baby teeth are no less important than adult teeth. Parents should understand that baby teeth do so much more than hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth. Children’s teeth can permanently affect how their face appears, how they smile and how often they smile. Children who are free to develop confidence and smile big in their early years tend to hang on to those habits. Dental pain, even mild pain that children learn to normalize, will have a lasting negative impact on children’s eating habits including how they chew, what kind of food they prefer and how much food they eat.
The length of the appointment will depend on the needs of the child and how cooperative they’re feeling during the exam. That being said, an appointment typically lasts about one hour.
Your toddler, child or teen should come to the dentist as frequently as you do. We recommend a checkup and cleaning every 6 months unless otherwise specified. If your child has a tooth or jaw ache if you notice them rubbing or nursing their jaw a lot or if you notice them avoiding hard or cold foods please book an appointment sooner.
A cavity is a hole in the tooth that gets bigger with time. A cavity may or may not hurt or cause sensitivity. It’s important to get cavities repaired before they become more serious or lead to infection, even in baby teeth! Cavities are caused by bacteria and dental plaque and made worse by sugary or acidic foods and drink. Some people are more prone to cavities than others.
Your mouth isn’t just your teeth. It’s a whole system including teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, glands, ligaments, joints, bone and more. When one aspect of your oral health sugars, your whole mouth suffers. Swollen itchy, sore or bleeding gums can be an early indicator of a much more serious problem.
We understand how hectic family life can be! We can serve the whole gang by booking multiple appointments side-by-side. Please give us a call and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Patient Testimonials

Freddy Urso

I have enjoyed excellent dental care for over 25 years at Sherwood Dental Care. Thank you Dr. Collins.

Desiree Collins

For sure the friendliest dental office I’ve ever been to! I am normally very nervous when it comes to picking any sort of new provider, however from the very beginning Ms. Amy at the front desk was extremely kind and patient! Ms Lisa, the Nurse hygienist was so very sweet, informative and just all around knowledgeable. I had a few questions that I intended on asking at the appointment and before I could even ask Ms Lisa had answered them all lol. Which I’m very greatful for! Overall she made visiting the dentist a much more pleasant experi[...]

Mellie Babin

I love dr Steven Collins!! He is super professional and also very kind and I always leave feeling impressed with him and his staff. He has always gotten me on right away and takes his time with me and has a natural way of relating to his patients. His assistants are also all very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend going here for your dental needs.

    Sherwood Dental Care - Baton Rouge

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