Pediatric Dentistry

Providing high-quality dental care is crucial for children's oral health. We take pride in offering pediatric dental services to our younger patients in the community.

Your Pediatric Dentist in Palos Heights, IL

Maintaining good dental health is crucial for overall health. Dentists recommend brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, visiting the dentist twice a year, avoiding using teeth to open or tear things, and avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth.

However, dental care for children is slightly different. Your family dentist can explain that children require extra attention and care regarding their dental health. Visiting the dentist can be scary for children, so finding a professional who can handle your entire family’s needs efficiently is crucial. A qualified dentist will know how to make young patients comfortable and ensure that every visit to the clinic is a positive experience.

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  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants and fluoride applications to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. Sealants are a preventive treatment involving applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth to prevent harmful bacteria and plaque. Fluoride applications, on the other hand, strengthen the tooth enamel by bonding with it, making the teeth strong and healthy and even reversing decay.

  • What are the common issues of dental health in children?

    Children, like adults, can face various dental issues. However, as their teeth are still developing, untreated dental problems can lead to poor and misaligned tooth development, which can cause more serious problems as they grow up. Some of the most common dental issues in children are:

    • Tooth decay
    • Bad breath
    • Sensitive teeth
    • Thumb-sucking
    • Gum disease
    • Teeth grinding
    • Canker sores
    • Baby teeth loss
    • Over-retained primary teeth
    • Dental Anxiety
  • What makes Palos Heights Family Dental different?

    At Palos Heights Family Dental, we strive to create a welcoming, enjoyable, and friendly atmosphere that helps children feel comfortable and open during their dental checkups and treatments. We encourage parents and family members to accompany their children and interact with them throughout the procedure to strengthen their sense of safety and security. Our team will carefully discuss the dental evaluation results and the available and recommended treatment options with parents to assist them in making a well-informed decision.

    By teaching children good dental care routines, we can help establish a solid foundation for excellent dental self-care as they grow older and throughout their lifetime. This is why selecting the right dentist is critical.

More Questions?

If you have any more questions about pediatric dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Palos Heights Family Dental

6446 W. 127th Street, Suite #1
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Monday 10:30am–6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday (every other) 9:30am–5:30pm
Thursday 10:30am–6:30pm
Friday (every other) 8:00am–1:00pm