Deciding on a family dentist isn’t always an easy venture. It is important to find professionals that will not only meet your oral health goals but also the needs of your children. With such a huge difference in adult and children’s dentistry, asking the right questions will ensure that your family receives the inclusive dental care they need. Dr. Mileidis Pena Marro provides comprehensive dentistry for children and adults, and she can develop a customized treatment plan based on your family member’s individual needs.
At Trident Family Dentistry in Miami, FL, we combine short-term patient comfort with long-term dental care for every member of the family. Call 786-310-7184 or book an appointment online with Dr. Mileidis Pena Marro today for your comprehensive dental needs.
Parents want the absolute best care for their children but may not know where to begin. Here are some common questions to ask your family dentist about children’s dentistry. Dr. Marro provides the answers for you, as well.
At what age should a child first visit the dentist?
Regular dental visits for your child should start before his or her first birthday after the first erupts. At this young age, children can meet our team members, take a ride in the dental chair, and become familiar with the sights and sounds of our office. If you notice any oral abnormalities in your child, be sure to call us immediately, regardless of the baby’s age.
What can dental sealants do for my child?
As your child ages, he or she will be more prone to dental decay, particularly on molars, which are difficult to reach when brushing and flossing. Dental sealants are a common preventative measure that protects the health of a child’s teeth. Sealants are bonded to the surface of the back teeth, where decay is most likely to develop.
How can I help my children prevent cavities?
Sealants are a great way to help prevent cavities. Tooth decay is typically traced back to high sugar intake and incorrect brushing habits. A simple way to deter cavities is by decreasing the amount of sugar in your child’s diet and encouraging brushing twice a day. Play a favorite song while your child brushes to make sure he or she scrubs for at least two minutes, twice a day.
Should my child be flossing?
Absolutely! Teaching children to floss once a day at a young age deters cavities, gingivitis, and other hygiene problems.
Dr. Marro offers a wide array of preventive and restorative procedures to help patients maintain good oral health. Here are some common questions she is asked regarding personal oral health care:
How often should I visit the dentist?
Adults should visit the dentist twice a year for checkups, teeth cleanings, and other preventative care. At these appointments mention any oral health issues that concern you. Also, some adults may visit the dentist more frequently throughout the year depending on their condition. For example, Invisalign patients visit the dentist every six weeks for orthodontic progress checks.
How do I prevent gum disease?
Gum disease affects half of all Americans. Brushing, flossing, and attending regular checkups and cleanings help prevent gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. First symptoms of the condition include gum inflammation, redness, and sensitivity. If you notice these signs, the dentist will suggest a deep cleaning to stop the progression of the disease. The advanced stage is known as periodontitis, and it involves the destruction of the gums, jawbone, or both, as well as tooth loss.
Why do I have bad breath?
Not only is bad breath embarrassing, but it could be a sign of something more serious. Gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth, and bacteria on the tongue all trigger bad breath. If you’re experiencing bad breath, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marro to rule out any serious conditions. She also offers bad breath treatment.
Looking for a family dentist?
Truedent Family Dentistry offers individualized care for each member of the family in a relaxed, inviting, and modern environment. Call our Miami, FL, family dentist’s office at 786-310-7184 to book your appointment with Dr. Mileidis Pena Marro.