Your First Visit in Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL
When it is time for your child’s first visit, the dental team at Jacaranda Smiles will bend over backwards to make it a comfortable experience. Our offices in Plantation and Pembroke Pines are designed to make families feel relaxed. We are proud to provide a welcoming atmosphere for our patients. The goal of your first visit is for kids to develop positive connections with the Florida dental practice and build trusting relationships.
It is recommended by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that kids have their initial dentist visit either when they cut the first tooth or by their first birthday. During this first meeting, our dental care providers will discuss your child’s mouth healthy and provide steps on how to maintain good oral hygiene. A gentle exam will be performed, and all erupted teeth will be cleaned.
Some important topics that may be addressed during your first visit:
- The correct use of fluoride
- Thumb sucking and other oral habits
- Developmental milestones (e.g., teething)
- Balanced nutrition and oral health
- Your child’s risk for tooth decay and cavities
- Healthy soft tissues (gums and cheeks)
- How to prevent dental traumas and mouth injuries
In addition, we provide patient education on oral hygiene, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, and digital images will be taken, if needed.
Our Plantation dentist will recommend a follow-up schedule, typically every six months. These routine visits allow us to monitor your child’s healthy growth and development, provide preventative dental care and treat budding problems.
We invite you to contact one of our three offices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL to learn more about pediatric dentistry and schedule your child’s first visit with Dr. Renee Landa.
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.