Pediatric dentistry focuses on dental care for infants, toddlers, children, teens, and young adults who are still growing and developing.
The Importance of Dental Care for Children
Dental care is an important part of a child’s general health and proper development. Bringing your child to the dentist helps establish healthy oral hygiene habits for life and also helps prevent serious oral health problems from developing during childhood. Additionally, our dentists can identify early signs of orthodontic problems that can be intercepted and avoided if detected early enough in a child’s development.
Pediatric Dental Care at Glen Ellyn Dentistry
Dental Hygiene Exams
During our dental hygiene appointments and examinations, we use a gentle touch and tailor our approach to each child’s care according to the child’s individual age, personality, level of comfort, and preferences.
Preventive Dental Care
The prevention of oral health problems like tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal disease is of the utmost importance during childhood. If these issues develop early on, they have a great potential for worsening throughout a child’s life. We strongly emphasize preventive care to maintain optimal oral health in children while also avoiding the need for costly and invasive treatments.
In addition to routine teeth cleanings and examinations, we also recommend professional fluoride treatments for most children and dental sealants for children with permanent molars.
As children develop, signs of future orthodontic problems can be detected before they’ve fully developed. As a result, orthodontic evaluations enable us to determine which children can benefit from interceptive orthodontics. Early intervention helps avoid the development of significant problems and the need to undergo more costly or lengthy orthodontic treatments in the future.
Restorative Dental Care
If a child develops oral health issues or suffers an injury that affects their teeth, we are equipped to address these concerns. We have a comprehensive list of restorative dental treatments such as dental crowns, dental fillings, root canal treatment, and tooth extractions that can help restore a child’s oral health and the form and function of their teeth.
Emergency Dental Care
We are here when you need us most. If your child experiences a dental emergency, we welcome you to contact our office immediately for instruction and care.
An essential component of every child’s dental care is education. This is when your child is learning about the importance of oral health care and establishing good oral hygiene habits. We tailor our patient education to meet your child at their level of development while ensuring they have the tools, information, and instruction to learn how to take good care of their teeth and gums in between their professional dental cleanings.
Comprehensive Care for All Ages With Our Family Dentists in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Our family dentists are fully qualified and highly experienced in providing care to patients in all stages of development, from infancy through adulthood. To learn more about the pediatric dental services available at Glen Ellyn Dentistry or to request appointments for your children, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 today.
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We look forward to welcoming new patients into our office and seeing our existing patients again. To request an appointment, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 or complete the appointment request form on our website.