Dental Cleanings & Exams in Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL
Maintaining your child’s healthy teeth and gums is just as important as whole-body health. While twice-daily brushing and flossing will help keep your child’s smile in good shape, dental cleanings and exams are essential. The ADA recommends that kids have regular dentist visits every six months for optimal oral health.
Dental Cleanings and Exams
By keeping up with routine dental cleanings and dental exams, your child can:
- Avoid tooth decay, cavities, bad breath and gum disease
- Prevent the need for costly dental procedures
- Have whiter teeth by reducing surface stains
- Experience shorter dentist visits
- Have healthy teeth that last a lifetime
- Dental Exams
During a pediatric dental exam, Dr. Rene Landa will exam your child’s gums, and each tooth for signs of decay, gum disease, and other health concerns. Low exposure digital x-rays may be taken at this time to uncover what is happening beyond the naked eye. Digital imaging allows our Plantation pediatric dentist to discover potential problems and treat them early.
Dental cleanings are performed by our hygienist who begins by inspecting teeth surfaces and looking for cavities. A dental hygienist will also perform a periodontal checkup to assess your child’s gum health.
A pediatric teeth cleaning is done with a variety of tools used to remove plaque and tartar buildup. During this visit, your child’s teeth will also be flossed, polished and a professional fluoride treatment may be applied. If your child suffers from dental anxiety, our pediatric dentist in Pembroke Pines and Plantation provide sedation to ensure a comfortable experience.
Dr. Milan Khakhria
Our orthodontist, Dr. Milan Khakhria (pronounced Ka-kria), was born and raised in Kenya, hence the safari theme of his office. At the age of 16, he went to England to complete his Dental degree from the University of Manchester Dental School. Before entering private practice in London, Dr. Khakhria also completed a one-year General Practice Residency. During this time in London, he met and married his lovely wife, Priti.