Did you know that each year children lose an average of 51 school hours due to dental disease? At Purely Smiles Dental, our pediatric dentist Park Ridge provides comprehensive pediatric preventive care, to help your child spend less time in the dentist’s chair, and more time learning and having fun. We provide thorough examinations, teeth cleanings and protective treatments to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful.
By the time your child’s first tooth erupts, it is time for a visit to our pediatric dentist Park Ridge. We believe that your child is never too young to begin learning healthy oral hygiene habits. Our goal is to help your child establish a strong foundation for healthy teeth and gums throughout his or her life. At each preventive checkup, our dentist will examine the development of your child’s teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, and strives to diagnose oral health problems early on, when they are easiest to treat. Due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially prone to developing cavities. Brushing, flossing and limiting your child’s intake of sugary foods helps to prevent the detrimental effects of plaque. A professional teeth cleaning also helps to get rid of plaque that has accumulated in difficult to reach spots your child may have missed while brushing. The permanent molars are especially susceptible to tooth decay, but with dental sealants, our dentist can protect these most vulnerable back teeth. Dental sealants are protective coating, painted on the biting surfaces of the molars, to prevent plaque and food debris from gathering in the crevices. We also provide fluoride treatments, which involve the application of the mineral fluoride, to prevent decalcification and keep your child’s teeth strong.
At Purely Smiles Dental, your child’s dental health is our top priority. Our pediatric dentist Park Ridge and caring team of professionals provide the personalized attention and state-of-the-art treatment your child deserves. To schedule your child’s checkup, give us a call today.