Children’s Dentistry

Serving Dallas, TX and the Surrounding Areas

We know you’ll agree that establishing healthy oral care habits from a young age is one of the most important things parents can do. That’s why our kid-friendly team at Illinois Family Dentistry emphasizes home oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. We are committed to providing our young patients with outstanding care and positive experiences to lay the groundwork for healthy smiles for life!

My Child’s First Dental Visit

Most dental professionals recommend seeing a dentist once the first tooth erupts, around 6-8 months, or by the first birthday at the latest. Our focus at Illinois Family Dentistry is on prevention and early intervention to build a foundation for good oral hygiene and healthy, lasting smiles.

Early dental visits offer numerous benefits, including the following:

  • Maintaining Healthy Smiles: Regular dental checkups and good dental hygiene can keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay so your little one enjoys a childhood filled with healthy, happy smiles.
  • Setting Up Good Habits for Life: Maintaining regular dental visits and emphasizing the importance of dental hygiene helps set your child up for good dental health for life.
  • Promoting Lifelong Oral Health: Poor dental health in childhood can lead to problems with the teeth and gums into adulthood. Preventive care right from the start lowers the risk of oral health problems down the road.
  • Avoiding Dental Fear: Starting dental care and building familiarity with the dentist from a young age helps avoid the fear that some kids - and many adults - have of dentists and dentistry.

What Can I Expect During My Child’s Dental Visits?

Each dental visit is a unique experience tailored to your child’s needs. In general, here’s a look at some of the services we offer and what you can expect during your child’s dental visit:

Dental Exams: Our team will evaluate every aspect of your child’s oral health, including the teeth and gums, to rule out any problems. We will also assess your little one’s oral development to ensure everything is on track. Depending on your child’s age and overall needs, we may take dental x-rays to uncover hidden problems. Our goal is to prevent any minor issues from progressing and becoming bigger ones down the road.  

Teeth Cleanings: As your child grows, we may recommend dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums, which helps lower the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. We will also polish your little one’s teeth, which helps remove surface stains. Our dental cleanings leave bright smiles even brighter!

Patient Education: Our team loves to spend time with our young patients, teaching them how to care for their smiles. We demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques, discuss healthy nutrition for healthy smiles, and talk about age-appropriate oral health care concerns.

Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a natural cavity-fighter, which strengthens the tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay and cavities. The powerful mineral also remineralizes the tooth enamel, which helps reverse the early stages of tooth decay.

Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are wafer-thin, protective coatings we place on the chewing surfaces of your child’s premolars and molars to cover every groove and crevice and protect the teeth from harmful, cavity-causing bacteria. Placing dental sealants when your child’s permanent molars emerge is an excellent way to keep those pearly whites free from decay.

Tooth-Colored Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings offer an excellent solution to repair tooth decay and cavities with seamless results. The procedure is quick, simple, and virtually painless.

Children’s Dentistry Near Me in Dallas, TX

Thank you for choosing Illinois Family Dentistry for your child’s oral health needs. Our team is committed to delivering the highest level of care to promote healthy smiles for life.

We invite you to call our office at 469-809-1919 to schedule your appointment or request one online today!