OPEN for EMERGENCY patients & patients in PAIN by appointment.

In response to the American Dental Association (ADA) and Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed for elective dental procedures/visits.
Our team will continue to respond to all calls and emails during this time. Patients with a true dental emergency or pain will still be provided with care by appointment. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you so much for your understanding.

 
Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Finding the Right Family Dentist

October 29, 2015
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Posted By: Dr. Vishal Advani
Family Dentistry - Elk Grove Village IL Dentist

Most dentists in the Elk Grove Village area provide family dentistry services, which can make it difficult to find a dentist that will fit you and your family’s needs. There are a lot of things to be aware of when considering a dentist to care for your child’s dental needs. Some things to keep in mind when researching dental offices are if they have a lot of young patients, have equipment catered to children, and if they have experience treating children.

Finding the Right Family Dentist

Is the dental office kid friendly? Most dental offices that have a lot of experience with family dentistry will have an area where kids can play as you wait for your appointment. They also may have smaller chairs and rooms that are decorated in fun, bright colors or TV’s so they can watch cartoons during their check-ups, making kids feel more relaxed. This will make it more likely they will be happy to return for their next visit.

Do they treat a lot of children? It is completely acceptable for you to call and ask if their office sees a lot of children. If they don’t have many families and young patients, there is probably a reason for that and you should steer clear. If they do treat a lot of children, then you can feel more comfortable bringing your own children there.

Do they have a lot of experience in pediatric dentistry? The best experience a dentist can have in dealing with kids is by having their own that way your dentist should know how to handle any and all situations when it comes to your child’s dental health. As soon as your child’s teeth come in they should be seeing a dentist to make sure that they are coming in correctly and stay healthy.

Have they been around for a while? Finding an established dentist while your children are young will be helpful in many ways. As your children become used to the same dentist they will learn to trust and be more comfortable around them. Your dentist will also be aware of all their dental history if they grow up in the same dental office making them feel more like a friend than just a dentist.

Get Them on the Right Track

Starting your children off young will help them to develop good oral habits. They will feel more comfortable with dental visits when it has become routine. If you are looking for a family dentist in the Elk Grove Village, IL area please do not hesitate to contact Elk Grove Smile Center today for more information!