Children’s Dentist – Evanston, IL
The Dental Care Your Children Deserve
At Bowdental of Evanston, we love helping children smile, and making sure their teeth stay healthy and bright during their developmental years will give them plenty to smile about! The kind of dental care your child gets at a young age can carry major implications for their oral health in the long term, so if you haven’t scheduled a checkup for your little one in over six months, now is a good time to give Bowdental of Evanston a call to set a visit for your child with our trusted children’s dentist in Evanston, IL.
Dental Checkups & Teeth
Cleanings for Kids
Baby teeth may fall out eventually, but they’re still important placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth. As such, you should make it a point to bring your child to the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. Our team will help your little one get used to the dental setting so that they’re more comfortable with visiting us multiple times in the future. We will also help you stay up to date about their development so that you can make any necessary changes to their dental hygiene routine.
No child is born an expert brusher and flosser; they need time to develop the dexterity necessary to clean all of their teeth. What can be done to keep your little one’s hard-to-reach molars safe in the meantime? There’s a simple solution: apply a thin barrier called a dental sealant to the chewing surfaces of the molars. Sealants can last for many years, and they do an excellent job of keeping out the food particles and bacteria that can lead to cavities.
Fluoride treatments are particularly important for younger patients because their teeth are still developing. Regular exposure to fluoride can help ensure that their enamel is strong enough to resist decay over the long term. We may perform fluoride treatments at the end of your child’s regular checkups so that their teeth receive additional protection until their next appointment in six months. The stronger your child’s enamel, the less dental damage you’ll have to worry about as time goes by.
Cavities are very common among children. Even if you do an overall good job of helping your little one take care of their smile, they could still end up with a cavity at some point. When that happens, you’ll naturally want to have a filling placed as soon as possible so that the decay doesn’t spread any further. With a tooth-colored filling, we can protect your child’s smile from further harm, and we can even help them keep their grin looking natural.
It’s good to encourage your child to pursue the sports they love, but make sure they don’t run out onto the field without the proper mouth protection! Athletic mouthguards are an absolute must for contact sports, and it’s a good idea to wear them for other physical activities as well just in case your little one ends up taking a blow to their mouth or jaw in an accident. Our mouthguards are custom-made, letting them provide a better fit and superior protection.