Dentist in Wheeling IL
With regular check-ups and cleanings, we can help to ensure healthy and happy smiles. The American Dental Association recommends for all patients to have routine six-month check-up exams. This is particularly important for children, who should begin dental visits within six months after the presence of the first tooth.
At your visit, we 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 receive the least benefit from 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. 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 Smile Dental Design, our knowledgeable team has the experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout various stages of childhood.
Contact our office for more information.