At Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that preventing dental problems is far better than fixing them later. That’s why we make preventive dentistry the cornerstone of our approach.

Our pediatric dentists use special materials and techniques tailored just for kids, ensuring that every checkup, cleaning, and preventive treatment is a positive experience for your child. We aim to catch potential issues early on, when they are easier to treat, and to instill good oral hygiene habits that will benefit your child well into adulthood.

Our Preventive Dental Services for Children


Comprehensive Oral Examination

During this exam, our dentists will thoroughly check your child’s teeth, gums, and oral/facial growth to ensure proper development and identify any potential issues early on. This also includes examining for conditions that may prevent proper airway development.

Oral Hygiene Instructions and Dietary Habit Review

This is arguably the most important part of our preventive care plan: proper instruction on how to brush and floss, as well as what we should be eating and drinking at home to keep the “sugar bugs” away! Many parents and children are not aware that they are brushing improperly or consuming foods/beverages that are harming their teeth!

Professional Teeth Cleaning

We will perform thorough cleanings of your child’s teeth, removing any plaque or tartar buildup and leaving their smile feeling fresh and clean.

Dental X-rays

When necessary, we use digital X-ray technology to capture detailed images of your child’s teeth and jaw. Our digital X-rays expose your child to minimal radiation – just .09 millirems per X-ray, which is significantly less than the .98 millirems of daily exposure from natural sources or the radiation exposure during a one-hour airplane flight.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a safe and effective method to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay, especially in hard-to-reach grooves on the molars. We will work with you to determine if dental sealants are right for your child.

Protect Your Child’s Smile with Preventive Dentistry in Lafayette

Our mission at Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry is to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy, radiant smile through exceptional preventive dental care. Request an appointment today or give us a call to learn more about our services!