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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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So What Toothbrush Do Dentists Really Recommend?

Disclosure :: Maybe you've never thought about the brand, type or style of toothbrush you buy, but some people stare aimlessly at the toothbrush choices and wonder if it matters what toothbrush you use....
Oral Health During Pregnancy—Why It’s Important for You and Your Baby.

Oral Health During Pregnancy—Why It’s Important for You and Your Baby.

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and written by Dr. Anita Gouri.  Oral Health During Pregnancy—Why It’s Important for You and Your Baby. Every parent who is expecting wants to know how...
Tongue Ties Part 2: Why a “Quick Snip” is Rarely a Quick Fix

Tongue Ties Part 2: Why a “Quick Snip” is Rarely a Quick Fix

Disclosure :: This post is written by Dr. Anita Gouri of Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry. Tongue Ties are a large conversation in the community right now. If you want to read more about Tongue Ties...
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The 5 Most Common Causes of Cavities

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry and authored by Dr. Anita Gouri.  The 5 Most Common Causes of Cavities I know I know, you’re probably over hearing me talk about sugary snacks, gummies, and...
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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...