Children’s Dentist in Park Ridge
We recommend bringing your child for their first dental visit by age one. This allows us to evaluate the development of jaws and proper eruption pattern of baby teeth. We can discuss your child’s diet and oral health care needs so you can be sure you are giving them a great start on their dental health. By bringing your child from a young age, we can create positive impressions that make future dental care less stressful. In addition, early dental visits allow us to prevent dental issues when possible, or to diagnose them in early stages and minimize the impact.
With regular check-ups and cleanings, our team can ensure healthy and happy smiles. It is recommended for all patients to schedule a routine six-month check-up exam. Our dentist will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth. During your child’s dental cleaning, we will gently remove any buildup of plaque or tartar.
We may also recommend dental sealants for your child. Sealants protect against tooth decay and cavities on your child’s molars. Molars are the most susceptible to cavities and least benefitted by topical fluoride. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and are highly effective in preventing tooth decay. Fluoride may be applied to the teeth as well. Topical fluoride is used to strengthen enamel and make teeth more resistant to tooth decay.
Without proper dental care, children are susceptible to oral decay and tooth loss. Healthy smiles should not stop at our dental office. Our team will educate you and your child on how to make good food choices and how to properly brush and floss at home.
At Oliva Dental Care, we have the experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout various stages of childhood. For more information, contact our Park Ridge, IL dentist.