We are happy that you have chosen Wilmette Dental for your child's dental care.
Because the primary teeth form the basis for adult dentition, we will do everything possible to preserve the integrity of your child's dentition while fostering a healthy and relaxed attitude toward dental care.
We offer a full range of American Dental Association (ADA)-approved dental services for children and adolescents, including restorative and preventive dental care and early orthodontic intervention (braces) when indicated.
FAQs About Your Child's Early Visits
What are some specific tips for making the early dental visits a positive experience?
You can play a large part in preparing your youngster for his/her first visit to our office. Try to act relaxed and at ease. Any anxiety on your part will probably be sensed by your child.
Tell your child that we will "count" and "take pictures" of his/her teeth. Do not use any fear-provoking words such as "hurt," "pull," "drill" and "needle."
Avoid statements like, "The doctor will not hurt you." (If someone says to you, "Don't think of a banana," what is the first thing you think of? A banana, of course! It's the same with the word "hurt.")
- let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits.
- let the child know you feel any anxiety about going to the dentist.
- use any negative language like "It won't hurt".
- bribe your child into going to the dentist.
- use a dental visit as a punishment or a threat.
- Make dental visits an enjoyable outing for your child.
- Consider a "get-acquainted" visit for your child's first visit.
- Call Dr. Neuhaus before the visit if you have a particular concern.
- Set a good example by letting your child observe you brushing your own teeth twice a day, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly.
By starting regular dental visits at an early age you can help your child have strong, healthy teeth throughout life!
At what age should I first bring my child in for a check-up?
We encourage examination and cleaning of a youngster's teeth by 3 years of age and every 6 months thereafter.
What can I expect for my child at the first dental visit?
We will thoroughly explain each of our procedures to your child, in terms that he/she can understand, before we do it. We welcome parents into our operative areas so that we may review your child's history, diagnosis or problems, but request your cooperation in allowing our hygienist to develop a one-on-one relationship of trust and cooperation with your child.
At the first visit, the hygienist will clean your child's teeth, administer a fluoride treatment and check for decay. She will emphasize oral hygiene techniques to be practiced by both you and your child. Afterward, the doctor will review your child's history, diagnosis or specific problems. A full examination will be done of the teeth and supporting structures. Occlusion (bite) will be evaluated. X-rays may be recommended - as necessary - to ensure a thorough and comprehensive examination.
We will answer any questions you may have. When treatment has been completed, we will schedule a 6-month recall visit for your child. You will receive a "reminder" postcard prior to your 6-month recall visit.
Make an Appointment
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Wilmette Dental, Ltd
344 Linden Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
Mon, Tue, Wed: 800am - 530pm
Thu: Noon - 800pm
Sat: 800am - 200pm (alternating)
Outside our regular business hours, please note our emergency care information.