Pediatric dentistry is critical for keeping your child’s mouth healthy as they grow and ensuring proper oral development.
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According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, children should begin seeing the dentist around their first birthday or when their first tooth erupts. This will help ensure that their smile stays strong and healthy while they grow and it will also help them avoid developing dental anxiety in the future.
Consistently seeing a dentist with your child from a very young age makes them less nervous about the process and minimizes anxiety.
Regular appointments at Oakbrook Dental allow Dr. Major and Dr. Patel to keep an eye on the development of your child’s teeth and jaw.
Cavities are the most common preventable childhood disease, but regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and preventive care will keep decay away.
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Oakbrook Dental was such a great experience. When I first stepped foot into the office, Kim and Judy had a smile on their face and greeted me so kindly. I then met my dental assistant Laura who made me feel very relaxed and calm at my visit. She made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole appointment which I very much appreciate being as anxious as I am. I then met Dr. Patel who was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and she made me feel very comfortable as well. I would recommend OakBrook Dental to everyone I know! :)
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that your child see a dentist by their first birthday, or whenever their first tooth erupts (whichever comes first). This will ensure than any oral development issues are caught early and that your child learns healthy hygiene habits from a young age.
Children who are under 2 years old will have their teeth and gums gently cleaned, then Dr. Major or Dr. Patel will examine their mouth to check for common oral health issues.
If your child is between 2-3 or has most of their baby teeth, they’ll get a standard oral exam and teeth cleaning, just as an adult would during a preventive appointment. We may also recommend x-rays if we believe they are necessary.
To prepare for your child’s first visit, give them basic information about what’s going to happen and make sure you keep a positive tone. Let them know that a doctor is going to look at their teeth to make sure their mouth is healthy, and we’ll take it from there! We will introduce your child to the world of dentistry in a fun, child-friendly way!