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Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry

Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry
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Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry is one of Acadiana’s premier pediatric dental practices, specializing in treating infants to adolescents. We are a boutique-style office that is known for quality, customized care for your child, focusing on making the dental experience fun, comfortable, and fear-free! Dr. Anita J Gouri has had extensive training in laser dentistry, sedation/hospital dentistry, and special needs dentistry. She is also one of the area’s recommended providers for diagnosis and treatment of tongue and lip ties. She graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 2006, completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC in 2008, and became a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2009. She has been practicing in Lafayette for over 11 years. Dr. Gouri, her husband Brian, and their two children enjoy travel, Saints football, good food and good friends.
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Talk Less, Listen More: The Future of Pediatric Dentistry

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Seth Dejean.  Talk Less, Listen More: The Future of Pediatric Dentistry Yes, you read the title right and no, this isn’t a review...
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What If My Kid Freaks Out

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri. “What if my kid freaks out?” This is one of the most common questions I get asked when a parent is...
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The Most Common Causes of Discolored Teeth

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  The Most Common Causes of Discolored Teeth “My child’s teeth are discolored.  What does this mean?” Tooth discoloration happens for a...
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Tips on Weaning your Little One from Thumb and Finger Sucking

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Tips on Weaning your Little One from Thumb and Finger Sucking Thumb or finger sucking is a natural soothing instinct that...

Shark Teeth and Braces and Emergencies, Oh My!

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Shark Teeth and Braces and Emergencies, Oh My! Sometimes you just want to know something without making an official dental visit,...

Tooth Love in the Time of COVID

Disclaimer :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Anita Gouri.  Tooth Love in the Time of COVID I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this...
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Brush Up On Our “Floss-ophy” For Children’s Oral Health: It’s Not As Simple As...

Disclaimer :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Anita Gouri.  Brush Up On Our “Floss-ophy” For Children’s Oral Health: It’s Not As Simple As...

Sleep Disordered Breathing: More Common Than You Think

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Sleep Disordered Breathing: More Common Than You Think “I never knew he wasn’t getting good sleep! He always sleeps SO HARD...

Four Top Reasons All Moms Should Consider Using a Pediatric Dentist

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Four Top Reasons All Moms Should Consider Using a Pediatric Dentist What is the difference between seeing a general dentist...

Why take X-rays Routinely at the Dentist?

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Why take X-rays Routinely at the Dentist? Often we get asked “Are X-rays truly necessary? Why?” Radiographs, more commonly known as...