As a parent, you have many responsibilities when it comes to raising your child. Not only do you need to provide them with nutritious foods and a comfortable, safe home, but you also need to try to teach them how to take care of themselves as they grow. The good news is that you don’t have to do this all by yourself! Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can be a priceless resource for helping your child learn healthy habits from infancy all the way through teenage years and prepare them for a lifelong strong smile.
Dental Checkups and Cleanings – Chicago, IL
A Lifetime of Happy, Healthy Smiles Starts Here
Why Choose Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Checkups and Cleanings?
- Gentle, Compassionate Team of Professionals
- Board-Certified Pediatric Dentists
- All PPO Dental Insurance Accepted
Importance of Regular Cleanings and Checkups
If you make sure your child brushes and flosses on a daily basis, you may be wondering whether cleanings and checkups are really necessary. They absolutely are! Even those with diligent dental health habits can miss plaque. Once this sticky, bacteria-filled substance hardens, it can only be removed by trained professionals; otherwise, the risk of cavities and other problems rises significantly. Bringing your child to our office on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups helps to prevent dental issues and keeps your child smiling.
Your Child’s First Visit (Care for Infants)
After your baby’s first tooth erupts, the chance of tooth decay starts as well. At the one year mark, you can bring your little one in for their first checkup with a pediatric dentist. At this appointment, we’ll only inspect their teeth to make sure there are no cavities, clean their teeth, and answer any questions you may have about teething or their oral development.
Routine Care for Toddlers
As your child gets a little bigger and more comfortable with our team, we can do more with them during their appointments. At this point, your child is likely old enough to keep their mouth open and respond to our requests, but we know that toddlers can be squirmy. We’ll be fast and gentle while performing pediatric dental cleanings. We’ll even take some time to teach your child the importance of getting rid of “sugar bugs” through brushing at home.
Routine Care for Children
During the transition between baby teeth and adult teeth, you can rely on our team to monitor your child’s incoming teeth and make sure they stay healthy. In addition, we’ll examine the development of their bite alignment, recommending orthodontic treatment if necessary. We can also demonstrate the proper techniques for brushing and flossing so that your child can learn to take care of these habits on their own.
Routine Care for Teens
At this point, your child is still solidifying who they are and still developing in their oral cavity. Although our professional cleanings and checkups may look much like yours when you visit the dentist, our team can give your teen support and instruction for a beautiful, healthy smile, which can give them confidence.