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Many new parents are unfamiliar with pediatric dentistry and often feel overwhelmed by the number of questions they want to ask about their children’s dental health. Our team at Family Dental of Palatine is happy to provide the proper resources you need to better understand your child’s dental needs. To become more familiar with pediatric dentistry and how it can help your child, please review the information we have provided below.

Taking action now to promote healthy dental habits and protect your child’s smile will increase their chances of experiencing a lifetime of excellent dental health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see the dentist six months after they have their first tooth or by their first birthday. Visiting the dentist at a young age enables your child to be treated for any early signs of dental problems as well as help them feel comfortable with the dentist and avoid dental anxiety later on.

We encourage you to limit the amount of sugar your child eats to prevent cavities and gum disease. Having a bottle or sippy cup with sugary drinks is especially risky for their oral health, which is why we recommend plain water.

If you would like to speak with one of our friendly dentists in Palatine, Illinois, about questions regarding your child’s dental health, please feel free to contact our office at 847-485-8767 today.