Dr. Gabriel Sangalang and his team of dental hygienists welcome you to All Smiles Big and Small. We offer family dentistry, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontic services to patients of all ages. We pride ourselves on providing gentle and personalized care no matter what type of oral health issue you have.
We believe that an informed patient is in the best position to take proactive measures to improve his or her oral health. This is the reason that we dedicate a portion of every appointment to patient education. Below you will find more detailed descriptions of the dental health services that we offer at All Smiles Big and Small.
If you feel less than satisfied with some aspect of your smile, you will be happy to know that we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Teeth whitening, for example, is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Through in-office or at-home treatment, you can achieve a smile that’s several shades brighter than it is right now. Porcelain veneers are a thin piece of ceramic that cover minor tooth imperfections such as a stain or chip.
These are just two possible options to help you improve the appearance of your smile. If you are considering a smile makeover, please schedule an appointment to learn more about our available services as well as view a computer rendition of how your smile might appear after treatment.
We recommend that patients of all ages schedule a professional dental cleaning and exam every six months. Even when you brush and floss daily, you may not be able to get your teeth entirely clean. Another benefit of this exam is that your dentist will check for oral health issues you might not have noticed on your own such as tumors, cysts, cavities between teeth, or impacted wisdom teeth. We may take a digital dental X-ray at your appointment to confirm any suspicions or to have a baseline to measure your oral health for future appointments.
Some of the other family dentistry services that Dr. Sangalang performs include filling cavities, treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and extraction of teeth. The latter may be due to disease, trauma, decay, orthodontic treatment, or the removal of wisdom teeth.
Many people assume that cosmetic enhancement is the only reason to undergo orthodontic treatment. While this is one goal of treatment, straightening the teeth and alignment is equally important. Crooked and crowded teeth can be challenging to keep clean, which increases the risk of gum disease. Improperly aligned teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult as well.
Patients who need braces may have the option of selecting traditional metal braces or clear plastic aligners. Each apply continual pressure to the teeth to force them to move into the desired position. Some of the benefits of the second option include the ability to remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth as well as be more discreet about your orthodontic treatment. Treatment time with clear plastic aligners also tends to be shorter and you can go longer in between check-ups.
Dr. Sangalang has advanced training in providing dental care to children from infancy through adolescence. When everything seems so big and overwhelming from your child’s viewpoint, it’s nice to know that our staff will do everything possible to help them feel less anxious. This includes speaking to them in an age-appropriate manner, explaining everything they’re about to do, and using models when possible to give your child a visual representation of the mouth.
We encourage you to schedule an appointment for your infant by age one and to instill healthy oral health habits early in life. Your child’s dentist will provide guidance about oral development, diet, pacifier use, and much more. By having positive early experiences at the dentist, your child can avoid dental anxiety later in life that may cause him or her to put off necessary treatment.
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We strive to provide excellent oral healthcare in a calm and supportive environment. Our staff is always open to your questions and suggestions. We also understand that many patients suffer from dental anxiety and will do our best to make you feel comfortable. You will also find many amenities to make your wait time more enjoyable.
Quality Dental Care for the Whole Family in Lake Nona, Florida
Our entire staff is excited to work with you and your family. Please contact us to schedule a cleaning and exam if you haven’t had one in more than six months. If you’re a new patient, we will let you know the paperwork we need you to complete before the first appointment. Thank you for entrusting All Smiles Big and Small with your dental needs.