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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Pediatric Dentistry

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We want patients to feel confident about their choices when it comes to their dental care. Below, we've answered some of the questions we hear most frequently in hopes of helping to educate and inform patients on their dental decisions. If you have a question you don't see here, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're happy to help you get the answers you seek!

Pediatric Dentistry

Our office places a high priority on cavity prevention. Routine check-ups at least once every six months, updated x-rays to detect problems early, and professional cleanings with a dental hygienist are the best tools we can offer for prevention and early detection. We also recommend fluoride treatments for children and adults that are susceptible to tooth decay.

The Frequency of Dental Exams

We may advise patients who are particularly susceptible to decay or tartar to get more frequent exams and cleanings in an effort to catch problems early. Every mouth is different, and we customize prevention and treatment plans to match each patient's needs and circumstances.

Importance of Preventive Dentistry

In addition to preventive dentistry, we work with patients to ensure home oral care routines and diets are optimized to help prevent decay and tartar build-up. We will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques for patients during cleanings and are always happy to answer any questions about decay-causing foods to avoid and how to keep your mouth healthy and happy.

Contact Our Glenview Office

If you have specific concerns or a medical condition that may impact your oral health, please let us know so we can work with you to ensure your specific needs are being met by our team. We may be able to offer additional techniques or products to improve your oral health.

The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends a child see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts but no later than age one. It is very important to establish a dental home as early as possible so we can increase our chances of helping your child enjoy a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.

Your Child's First Visit in 60026

The first couple of visits will help acclimate your child to the dental office and the new surroundings. The main purpose for these visits is to help them feel completely safe and comfortable in the dental office while identifying any early issues and providing hygiene and nutrition counseling for parents. 

Gentle Dentistry for Kids

Both of our doctors really enjoy working with kids of all ages. We will take things nice and slow, introducing your child to all the sights and sounds of the dental office.  It is understandable that you may feel a little overwhelmed about your child's first visit. You can take comfort in knowing that our team is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to treating your child with the friendly care and attention they deserve. Once we know your child is familiar and comfortable with our office, we will start to perform any necessary treatments like exams and cleanings.

We would love to help start your child off on the right foot when it comes to their dental care. Please contact our Glenview dental office today to schedule your child's first visit!

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