At High Point Dentistry, we care about kids! Making their dental experience fun and fearless is our ultimate goal! We don’t want any patient, big or small, to dread their appointments or sit in fear. With many options for distracting them and helping them feel comfortable, you’ll be glad you chose High Point Dentistry to take care of your kids’ smiles!
Around one year of age is the recommended time for a child’s first dental visit. X-rays and extensive exams will not be performed, but this visit gives their dentist a chance to meet them, check for any dental concerns and answer any questions you may have. Starting your child young in healthy dental habits will give them a foundation to build a healthy smile for life!
In addition to regular check-ups, helping your kids build daily habits of brushing and flossing is important for their smiles! There are many ways you can make brushing fun and encourage them to keep their teeth clean.
We also offer nitrous sedation for kids! To help your child feel more relaxed, nitrous sedation is an option that may help them feel more at ease throughout their appointment. The sedation takes effect within minutes of placing the face mask and wears off following their appointment. This allows for a comfortable visit, and you will also be able to resume daily activities as soon as their visit is over.
If you are in need of a pediatric dentist in Cook or Kane County, call us today! We would love to give your kids a great dental experience!
What services should kids recieve?
In terms of preventive care, we recommend that kids receive regular fluoride treatments and dental sealants in addition to their routine cleanings and exams. When they reach their preteen and teen years, we can begin discussing orthodontic treatment and wisdom teeth removal. Aside from those services, the additional treatments that your child receives will be based on their unique needs, as we always create custom treatment plans for each patient.
Are baby teeth important?
While kids will lose all of their baby teeth eventually, usually by the time they are eleven or twelve years old, baby teeth still need to be taken care of. Tooth decay or damage that occurs to a baby tooth can actually affect the adult tooth underneath, and children can develop gum disease if they don’t take care of their oral health effectively. Plus, teaching your kids about dentistry when they’re young helps them grow up to be dental health-conscious adults.
When should I schedule appointments for my child?
You are welcome to schedule your child’s appointments for any time that is available during our office hours. However, we do suggest that children who are elementary-age and younger have morning appointments, as we have found that young children tend to be refreshed and more likely to cooperate in the morning versus the afternoon. Our evening hours and Saturday hours are also great for patients who don’t want to miss work or school.