Jacaranda Smiles is offering a special for new pediatric dentist patients with Dr. Rene in honor of National Dental Health Month. If you sign up for one dental cleaning, you get a second FREE of charge by mentioning the code “BOGO”. The Jacaranda Smiles team understands the importance of good oral health in our children and wants to help kids see Dr. Rene every 6 months.
This offer is valid at our Plantation, West Pembroke Pines, and East Pembroke Pines offices. Please note that this offer is valid for new patients only
and cannot be used for siblings. The free appointment must be used for the same patient.
Contact us today to schedule your child’s dental appointment with Dr. Rene or fill out our online appointment request form by clicking HERE
. Make sure to mention the code “BOGO”.
How important is oral health in children and what is our role as parents?
The foundation for healthy permanent teeth throughout our life is laid during the first years of life. Poor diet and inadequate toothbrushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been shown in several studies to be related to tooth decay in children. The development of cavities in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in permanent teeth.
Therefore, it is paramount to establish a regiment of proper oral health care at home including regular dental visits to ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth. Parents have an important role in implementing this regiment and making sure we are consistent with following oral health care at home. Toothbrushing should be presented as a habit and an integral part of the daily hygiene routine. Children will emulate their parents therefore making them prime role models and centerpieces to oral health.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it reminds us of the importance of teaching kids how to care for their teeth. Call us today to set up an appointment with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Rene Landa
A tooth does not know what is pushing on it. Therefore, anything that can apply a constant pressure to the tooth would be considered an alternative to braces. The most well known alternative to braces today is probably Invisalign®.
Invisalign uses a series of plastic trays to apply pressure to the teeth. There are many companies that manufacture a product similar to Invisalign. Other alternatives include removable retainers and lingual braces. Both of these use wires to push the teeth.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth or know someone that is, share this article with them! Jacaranda Smiles offers FREE consultations for orthodontic treatment and we offer both traditional braces and alternatives to braces like Invisalign. Dr. Milan Khakhria would love to share your treatment options with you!
Want more information on how Invisalign works?
Jacaranda Smiles also offers pediatric dentistry services for kids!
Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for adult teeth, provide what we need to adequately chew our food, and aid in pronunciation. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have trouble chewing and speaking clearly. That’s why caring for baby teeth and keeping them cavity-free is so important. Oral health care should start before any teeth are even erupted.
1. Get a soft, moistened washcloth or piece of gauze.
2. Gently wipe down your baby’s gums at least twice a day.
3. Especially wipe your baby’s gums after feedings and before bedtime.
Once teeth erupt, or show through the gums, now its time to graduate to a small tooth brush with small head. As soon as teeth erupt, you can start using a small amount of fluoride about the size of a grain of rice. You can increase this to a peas sized amount of fluoride toothpaste when your child is 3 years old.
Brush gently all around your child’s baby teeth — front and back. You should brush your baby’s teeth until he or she is old enough to hold the brush.
Call Jacaranda Smiles today with any questions or to set up your child’s appointment with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Rene. It is recommended that your child see a dentist by age one or when they have their first tooth.
Jacaranda Smiles is proud to now offer our very own app for both Apple and Android devices! The app is FREE and can help you with the following:
- Keep track and request appointments!
- Check account status and make payments!
- Be the first to know about office events!
- Refer friends and family directly from the app!
- Get to know your Jacaranda Smiles team!
Download the Jacaranda Smiles app today!
Android Users – Click HERE to download
iPhone Users – Click HERE to download
Starting November 1st, we need you to join us in Paws for a Cause! The holidays are a special time to share smiles with others and we would love to help our four legged friends at the Broward Humane Society. The animals there are in need of donations like pet food (limit of 5 pound bag), treats, beds, toys, and blankets. Please drop off your donation at any of our office locations between November 1st and December 18th.
In addition, on December 18th, Dr. Rene has volunteered to have himself taped to the wall. However, the question is how much tape will it take to make him stick???
You can purchase 1 foot of tape to try to help Dr. Rene stick to the wall and all cash donations will go directly to the Humane Society of Broward County.
Children- $1 per foot of tape
Adults- $3 per foot of tape
Please purchase the tape in advance at any of our locations and thank you for helping us share smiles all over Plantation and Pembroke Pines. We are thankful for our “paw”some patients and amazing community!