Dentistry For Kids
Starting your child off with a strong foundation of oral health and wellness helps prevent decay, disease and many common dental problems later on. As a child’s mouth grows, develops and transforms, both in-office and at-home care are essential for their overall health.
As a practice exclusively dedicated to pediatric patients, we are pleased to offer the best dentistry for children at Amedeo and Colonna, LTD.. Bernard Colonna DDS, Kevin Maloney DMD is a highly experienced and empathetic toddler dentist, too.
When Should My Child First Go to the Dentist?
We recommend making an appointment with our team approximately six months after you see your child’s first tooth come in. Usually, this is around the time a child turns one. However, if you have any concerns or questions about pediatric oral health prior to the erruption of your child’s first tooth, we welcome you to come in sooner for an appointment.
As a parent or guardian, we also want to make sure you’re equipped to help your child to the best of your abilities with their oral health. We’ll use this time to lay out a clear path and plan for you to work with your child as their teeth continue to come in and their mouth changes.
By seeing your child early on in the development of their teeth, we can closely follow their growth and get them on a secure path to lifelong dental health.
What Happens During a Kids Dental Appointment?
For your child’s first dental appointment, Bernard Colonna DDS, Kevin Maloney DMD and the team focus primarily on helping your child adjust to being in a dentist’s office and getting comfortable in the chair. Our priority is eliminating any fears of the dentist as early as possible and making hygiene enjoyable for children.
Next, we will closely examine your child’s mouth and their erupting teeth. If we see anything that could lead to issues further down the line, we’ll discuss it with you and create a potential treatment plan. A professional dental cleaning is included in the first appointment, too.
We will also provide both you and your child with the necessary dental education to maintain a healthy mouth. For you as a parents or guardian, this includes signs you should watch for as your child’s teeth arrive, like healthy milestones and any warning signs.
For patients, we’ll discuss the importance of brushing, flossing and eating a healthy diet in language they understand and that makes sense.
What Children’s Dental Care Services Does Amedeo and Colonna, LTD. Offer?
It is our pleasure to partner with your child in their dental journey, and we are proud to offer all the treatments they may need right here in our office. Our services encompass an extensive range of both standard dental procedures and treatments unique to children.
- Dental crowns
- Dental fillings
- Dental exams and cleanings
- Growth checks
- Dentistry for patients with special needs
- Sedation dentistry
- Managing teeth as they errupt from gums
- Frenotomy and frenectomy
- Fluoride treatments
- Orthodontic evaluations
- Root canal treatment and endodontic therapy
- Habit appliances
- Space maintainers
- Emergency pediatric dentistry
We also maintain a wide network of oral health professionals focused specifically on treating children and are happy to provide any referrals your child may need for specialized treatment.
Looking for a Dentist Office for Kids in Park Ridge and the Surrounding Chicago?
At Amedeo and Colonna, LTD., our expert team of pediatric dental specialists knows how to make dentistry fun for your child! From regular hygiene appointments to dental procedures specifically focused on the needs of pediatric patients, we are the best kids dentist near Park Ridge. Call our office at 847-696-2019 to start your child’s oral health journey.