As a pediatric specialist and proud Athens native, Lindsey Rodriguez, DMD loves introducing the little ones in her community to a life of dazzling dental habits! It's her honor to empower families with the skills they need to ensure thriving oral health for years to come. From moms and dads to toddlers and teens, Dr. Lindsey is happy to be a steady and trusted confidant when it comes to nurturing growing smiles.
Gentle, compassionate, and a whole lot of fun, our experienced team goes above and beyond to put the health and happiness of our little patients first. With our southern hospitality and our playful, educational approach, we take delight in the details and strive to make dental visits something to really smile about!
Planning your child’s first visit to the dentist? We’re so glad you’re here, and we’re honored to take part in creating a positive foundation for your kiddo’s oral health! At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, we take a conservative, customized approach to care. This means we may avoid fillings, crowns, or extractions on the day we meet your little one to make them feel comfortable and safe in our care. From start to finish, every detail of your child’s appointment in Athens is tailored to fit their needs. To ensure a smooth and swift visit, we provide easy digital new patient forms! These handy forms allow Dr. Lindsey to learn more about your little one’s unique personality, health history, and everyday habits, so she can team up with you in creating the most personalized treatment plan for your child.fill out patient forms
When sugar bugs have had a heyday, Dr. Lindsey is here to bring back your child’s smile with no shot, no drill crowns. Keeping your kiddo’s comfort top of mind, she uses the latest minimally-invasive techniques to ease their fears, halt decay, and heal their smile.
Completely non-invasive and conservative by design, silver diamine fluoride is a drill-free alternative to fillings for cavities in baby teeth. With this child-friendly and effective option, your kiddo can feel confident about keeping their pearly whites healthy and strong at our dental home.
Dr. Lindsey and our attentive crew are standing by for our existing patients to relieve their pain and restore their smiles with same-day care. While same-day care may not be offered to new patients due to our tight schedule, reach out to our Athens team right away at (256) 434-5667 to check for emergency appointment availability.
Congratulations, mama-to-be! It’s never too early to prepare for the health of your child’s smile by maintaining stellar dental habits throughout pregnancy. That’s why Dr. Lindsey is thrilled to come alongside you with a free consultation for expecting mothers! You’ll walk away from your consultation feeling confident with expert personalized advice to promote great oral health for you and your baby. Plus, you’ll receive a little gift of Limestone Pediatric Dentistry swag for your bundle of joy! Book your free consultation today to get started!
Whether your tiny tot is sporting an adorable gummy grin or their first lone tooth has made its exciting debut, keeping their smile clean is key to thriving oral health! Begin cleaning your newborn’s mouth by gently wiping their gums with a damp soft cloth after each feeding. When your baby’s first teeth arrive, use a kid-friendly toothbrush with a smear of fluoride toothpaste to carefully clean their smile. To combat cavities early, the American Dental Association recommends taking your little one in for their first dental visit as soon as their first pearly whites appear! If you’re looking for a specialized pediatric dentist in Athens for your infant’s sweet smile, book an appointment at Limestone Pediatric Dentistry today!
This stage of development is a wonderful time to make daily dental habits feel imaginative, informative, and playful! From the ages of 4-5, your little brushing buddy can level up to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and brush twice a day to their favorite two-minute tune. Be sure they spit, but don’t rinse to fortify the benefits of fluoride! You can also encourage positive dental hygiene by letting your child pick out a toothbrush adorned in their favorite color or character. At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, our warm and lighthearted team of smile pros will inspire your child to feel excited about dental care with kid-friendly communication and fun for all ages. Jumpstart a joy-filled dental journey and book an appointment today!
Around the ages of 6-7, the Tooth Fairy will be hard at work as your child begins to lose their baby teeth and permanent teeth take their place! With this smile milestone, it’s important to help little hands get the hang of properly brushing and flossing the nooks and crannies of their permanent teeth. By gently cleaning away pesky plaque twice a day, your youngster will develop a solid dental routine that fuels a lifetime of strong, healthy smiles! Taking a preventive approach, our caring team will help keep your child’s developing smile squeaky-clean and cavity-free. Bring your little one in for a preventive polish and shine and book an appointment today!
These guys and gals are becoming more independent when it comes to making decisions for their oral health. By the age of 12-13, your child will have most of their permanent teeth in place. Teens can face many unique challenges in their oral health compared to younger pediatric patients, including orthodontic issues and increased cavities due to diets high in sugar. Dr. Lindsey and the Limestone Pediatric Dentistry team will take the time to relate to these challenges and offer empowering solutions that will strengthen their smile, confidence, and overall health. From pre-teens to emerging college scholars, we’re here to see your child take on the world with a proud smile for years to come. Book an appointment for your teen today!
At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize compassionate dentistry and make every effort to be a warm, comforting dental home for all children. Dr. Lindsey has years of specialized expertise in providing gentle, accommodating care for children with special needs, so you can trust your child is in the very best hands at our office. If you’re planning on taking your little one with special needs to Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, schedule a desensitizing appointment today. We’re looking forward to your visit!
One of the best ways to spur on excellent oral hygiene for kids is to make their daily dental routines feel fun! Invite them for a twice-a-day toothbrush boogie by playing their favorite two-minute song and demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques. Little ones will notice your enthusiasm and associate their morning and nighttime dental hygiene with something to look forward to. As soon as two teeth are touching, be sure to gently floss those pearly whites and tell sugar bugs to skedaddle. With our playful and informative approach to dental care, your child will love their routine oral hygiene appointments here at Limestone Pediatric Dentistry.
Candy, cookies, and chips may be calling your tiny brusher’s name, but cavity-causing bacteria love to munch on these simple carbs, too! To help prevent cavities and tooth decay, swap out sugary snacks with fresh fruits and veggies, protein-rich foods like cheese and lean meats, and whole grains. Always opt for water in favor of soda or fruit juice to cleanse away leftover food particles and sugar. At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Lindsey will provide a tailored treatment plan with delicious nutrient-packed options to help your kiddo maintain a healthy smile and happy taste buds!
Sports dentistry focuses on the overall dental needs of athletes – especially those at risk for oral injuries. If you have a tiny all-star who plays contact sports like football, soccer, or basketball, mouthguards are essential for shielding their smile and preventing serious oral injuries. At Limestone Pediatric Dentistry, we offer comfortable custom-fitted mouthguards to provide superior protection for your child’s teeth and gums. Dr. Lindsey is here to help your little athlete stay on top of their game, so book a consultation today!