Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care for your children in order to help parents create healthy smiles. We eagerly provide a wide range of treatments and education for children in the Chicago area with the help of our team at Urban Smiles Dental. Our clinic provides a fun and positive way to get your kids excited about taking care of their smiles. Continue reading on to learn more about our dental office and how we can help your entire family in Chicago.
Childrens Dentistry- Why is it SO Important?
Keeping your child’s smile healthy and clean is important at even a very young age. Although their primary teeth will eventually fall out, it is essential to take care of them. First, it helps to instill healthy habits in your children at a young age. A strong baby tooth helps to allow the adult teeth to properly appear. Keeping a clean smile helps to lower their risk of developing cavities or tooth decay that can ultimately spread to the rest of the mouth and begin an infection.
There are several other practical things you can implement into your child’s oral hygiene routine that can maintain a healthy smile:
- Daily brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Have your child choose their own toothbrush. Make it a game to find one with their favorite character or color. Now brushing time is fun time! They can proudly be independent if you teach them the proper way to brush their teeth from an early age.
- Promote a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables. These natural foods help to keep teeth free of bacteria. Avoid spoiling their teeth with sugary foods and drinks. When they do enjoy a sugary snack, ensure their mouth is thoroughly rinsed out with water.
- Book regular appointments with their pediatric dentist at Urban Smiles Dental. These dental cleanings and exams allow your dentist to ensure their smile is growing right on track. It also provides the opportunity for your dentist to speak to you about fluoride, dental sealants, and other treatment options for your child.