Welcome to our website. I hope the information contained in these pages answers your questions. If it doesn’t please let me know by calling our office at (847) 444-1111, or by e-mail at [email protected]. Below you will find some thoughts on Children’s Dental Care and Summer Dental Emergencies:
Children’s Dental Care
Your child’s dental care is not only responding to emergencies! Your child's first visit to the dentist should be between the time the first tooth appears (5-8 months old) and the time when all the primary teeth are visible (before 2 1/2 years old). Take your child to a dentist every 6 months and let the dentist know if your child thumb sucks or breathes through the mouth. Children who are accustomed to having their gums wiped and teeth brushed every day will be more comfortable going to the dentist so follow a few basic rules:
- The child's teeth and gums should be brushed at least twice each day and especially before bed.
- When your child gets permanent teeth, he or she should begin flossing each evening before bed.
- When the child reaches the teens, braces or extractions may be needed to prevent long-term problems.
So enjoy your summer and its activities, and make a visit to your dentist with your children a part of it!