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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

How Does Pediatric Dentistry Differ from General Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the dental health of children. It includes the special dental needs of children, as well as ways to make a child feel comfortable and alleviate anxiety that may arise during a dental visit. We place great importance on the comfort and needs of your child during their appointment, ensuring a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

When Should I Bring My Child to Their First Appointment? 

A child should have their first dental visit after their first tooth appears, and before their first birthday, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). The purpose of this early visit is to establish a dental home and lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Establishing Good Habits: Early exposure to dental care helps children develop positive oral hygiene habits that last a lifetime.

  • Preventing Dental Issues: Regular check-ups and preventive treatments minimize the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

  • Creating a Comfortable Environment: Our dentist in Elgin strives to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, fostering a positive attitude towards dental care in young patients.

Why Choose Us?

Our commitment to your oral health includes:

  • A Thorough First Appointment – the first appointment is with the doctor so he can really take the time to get to know you. He starts by reviewing your overall medical and dental history with you, assesses the X-rays that were taken, and discusses a treatment plan specific just for you. In many cases the doctor also does your cleaning, giving you more time to get to know each other better.

  • Experienced Dentist and staff: Our skilled and compassionate dental team is dedicated to providing top-notch care.

  • State-of-the-Art Technology: We utilize advanced technology for accurate diagnostics and effective treatments.

  • Patient-Centered Approach: Your comfort and well-being are our priorities.

Choosing an Elgin dentist for kids sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Schedule an appointment with our team to experience compassionate and specialized care for your child's oral health needs.

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