Children’s Dentistry – Mount Dora, FL
Gentle Care for Your Favorite Smile
Whenever you see your child’s smile, your heart swells, and you’d do absolutely anything to ensure it stays healthy and bright. Thankfully for Mount Dora families, this is relatively easy—all a parent has to do is bring their child to Lacquaniti Dental! Friendly faces and years of dental experience come together to deliver fully personalized care that’s sure to help your child feel comfortable and enjoy a strong, healthy set of teeth. To schedule their next appointment for children's dentistry in Mt. Dora, FL with our team at Lacquaniti Dental, give us a call today.
Why Choose Lacquaniti Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- Dentist with 13 Years of Experience
- Dr. Lacquaniti is a Proud Mother too!
- Fun, Relaxed, & Family-Friendly Dental Office
When to Start Bringing Your Child to the Dentist
Your child should attend their first dental appointment right after their first teeth appear, or around the time of their first birthday. This initial visit will only consist of a quick exam so the dentist can make sure your child’s oral development is starting on the right foot. After that, beginning around age two, your child should start getting checkups and cleanings at least twice a year just like Mom and Dad.
Most children will suck their thumb or finger when they are very little and naturally stop, but if this habit continues past age three, then it can spell big problems for their teeth in the future. Constantly having something in the mouth can throw off the alignment of the erupting teeth as well as the bite, leading to a host of serious orthodontic issues. If you need help getting your child to stop, you’re not alone. We can offer you proven strategies and put together a plan to make the process as smooth and tear-free as possible.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Children
Whenever your child comes in for a checkup and cleaning, we’ll not only remove plaque and examine their mouth, but we’ll also start to teach them about the basics of oral healthcare. By discussing topics like the importance of brushing and flossing and how their diet affects their teeth, we can begin to teach your child to take great care of their smile between appointments, which will enable them to avoid most common dental issues over time.
When you want to protect your car from the weather, you put a cover over it, right? That’s essentially what we can do for your child’s most vulnerable teeth—the molars and premolars in the back. These often develop cavities because of their deep grooves that trap plaque, but with a thin layer of dental plastic, we can create an invisible barrier that blocks out anything that would do the enamel harm. Better yet, the procedure only takes a few minutes, is completely painless, and then sealants can be trusted to last for about 10 years.