Protect Your Kids’ Smiles
Your family deserves the best dental care available. At Life Enhancing Dentistry, Dr. Aldochine strives to provide personal, compassionate care that your children will love. We know that you want your children’s first experience at the dentist to be positive, so we’ll do everything we can to create a comfortable environment.
Begin building your kids’ oral hygiene habits early by bringing them to Life Enhancing Dentistry in Lake Nona, FL.
What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is the practice of maintaining and protecting the oral health of children. We do this by providing gentle, professional teeth and gum cleanings, as well as x-rays to monitor their teeth.
Pediatric dentistry helps prevent oral health problems, such as:
- Gum (periodontal) disease
- Placement issues
- Impacted teeth
- Misaligned jaw
Dr. Aldochine recommends bringing your children in for their first dental appointments after their first tooth breaks through their gum lines. At their semiannual appointments, we’ll monitor their health and ensure their temporary and permanent teeth are set to grow into their mouths properly.
What To Expect At Your Child’s Appointment
At your family’s first pediatric dentistry appointment, our experienced dental team will take the time to learn about your child and create a personal connection. This way, your children will feel comfortable at the dentist and have a sense of familiarity when they return for future appointments.
We’ll conduct a meticulous cleaning of your child’s teeth and gums to remove any built-up plaque or tartar. Once their teeth are clean, Dr. Aldochine will perform a thorough examination of their mouth, allowing us to catch and treat any underlying oral health issues. She’ll also monitor their teeth and jaw development using x-rays.
Pediatric Dentistry At Home
Caring for your children’s teeth doesn’t stop at our office — daily oral health care at home is crucial for creating positive hygiene habits.
To clean your kids’ teeth at home, Dr. Aldochine recommends lightly brushing their teeth twice a day using a dab of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice. You can also begin to floss when two or more teeth grow directly next to each other.
As your child gains independence, they’ll be able to take responsibility for maintaining their oral health, as long as you’re still monitoring their habits. The best way to ensure they’re effectively cleaning their teeth is by scheduling regular checkups at Life Enhancing Dentistry. We’ll advise both you and your child on how to keep their teeth looking beautiful and feeling healthy, along with monitoring for subtle signs of oral health problems.