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Children’s Dentist – South Elgin, IL

We Can Put Your Child’s Smile on the Right Track

Children’s smiles deserve access to high-quality dental care just like adults. This is why our team at Grand Dental – South Elgin offers effective and fun methods of treatment to put your child’s smile on track. Delivering an array of services that include fluoride treatment, athletic mouthguards, dental checkups, teeth cleanings, frenectomies, and more, we can ensure your child walks away with a smile they can be proud to show off to friends, teachers, and family. Call us to schedule your child’s first appointment with our children's dentist in South Elgin.

Why Choose Grand Dental – South Elgin for Children’s Dentistry?

Children’s Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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From the moment you bring your child in to see us, you can expect that we will closely monitor their smile as they age. From infancy to adolescence, we are committed to providing six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings so that their smiles have the best chance to thrive each year. Whether it is offering tips to improve oral hygiene at home or clearing away hardened plaque and tartar, we’ll make sure your child walks away with a smile that looks and feels its best.

Age One Visit

Smiling baby laying on their stomach

Starting good oral hygiene habits at an early age is one of the best approaches you can take as a parent. This means making sure that your child receives regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings every six months. The first one should begin by the time they reach the age of one, as this will allow for a calming and simple introduction to dentistry. At their age one dental visit, we will go over ways to care for their growing smile as well as help to identify ways to save when it comes to their oral healthcare needs.

Dental Sealants

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Whether your child is prone to cavities or not, dental sealants can be an advantageous service for young smiles. Children between the ages of five and seven can receive these clear coatings over their molars and premolars so that bacteria and plaque do not spread into the crevices of these teeth. If properly maintained, they can last up to 10 years but will be checked at each appointment.

Fluoride Treatment

Young girl in dental chair with fluoride trays on her teeth

Keeping dental decay from harming teeth requires diligence and discipline. While children may not have the same level of commitment as some adults, fluoride can keep their teeth clean in between appointments. While brushing and flossing are still essential, the addition of fluoride will serve to safeguard teeth so that bacteria and plaque cannot penetrate the enamel and cause additional cavities to form.

Athletic Mouthguards

Young boy putting athletic mouthguard into his mouth

If you have a child who is enthusiastic about playing sports, you’ll want to make sure that they have a custom-made athletic mouthguard. This small oral appliance allows teeth and soft oral tissues to remain safeguarded against unnecessary pressure. Otherwise, a hard hit might lead to a serious accident that requires a trip to the emergency dentist’s office. Wearing a comfortable mouthguard, though, will keep teeth and gums from suffering injury so that you and your child enjoy greater peace of mind.

Frenectomies/Lip & Tongue Tie

Baby sticking out their tongue

Restricted bands of tissues known as lip- and tongue-ties are quite common. Formed in the womb, a child might experience difficulty latching or eating certain foods. As a result, our team at Grand Dental – South Elgin can perform a frenectomy to release the ties and allow for greater oral movement. This will not only allow for more effective eating and speaking, but your child will also begin to sleep better, especially if they were previous mouth breathers.

Pulp Therapy

Illustrated diagram of the layers of a tooth

If you have a child who complains of intense tooth pain, it may be that an infection has formed, resulting in damage to the inner pulp. Consisting of many nerves and blood vessels, it sends pain signals when damaged or infected, causing a child to experience tooth sensitivity and discomfort. With pulp therapy, though, our team can remove the infected area and begin to rebuild the tooth with a custom dental crown so that it functions correctly and eliminates any pain.

Sedation Dentistry for Children

Young boy in dental chair wearing nose mask for nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

We understand that many children want to avoid the dentist’s office because they are scared. At Grand Dental – South Elgin, we want to change the conversation so that little ones do not feel anxious or afraid. One way we can do this is with sedation dentistry. In discussing your child’s options with Dr. Siewert, we can determine which approach will work best for your child so that they get the oral healthcare they need.

Special Needs Dentistry

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If you have a child with intellectual or physical disabilities, we encourage you to bring them to Grand Dental – South Elgin. Our team works to promote an environment that is inclusive and accommodating for all patients. We will discuss ways to treat their smiles, how to improve their diets, and how to encourage good oral hygiene at home. When calling to schedule an appointment, let us know of any limitations or special accommodations your child might require so that we can ensure the environment matches their unique needs.

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