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Did you know you can help keep your child’s smile healthy by visiting a pediatric dentist? Yes, it’s true! Pediatric dentistry offers a world of benefits to your child’s smile as they grow and develop in their early years of life.

We are pleased to offer pediatric dentistry at our practice. and our dentists, Drs. Rivera and Obeid with Family Dental of Roscoe in Chicago, Illinois, care for your child’s oral health and is happy to share with you information on the benefits and importance of pediatric dentistry.

Here is a list of things to know about pediatric dentistry:

-Pediatric dentists receive additional training beyond their regular dental training to provide expert care for the smiles of young individuals. Generally, pediatric dentists have gone to school for an additional 2 to 3 years of training.

-Pediatric dentistry is designed to help care for the mouths of younger individuals, which includes infants, children, and even special needs patients.

-If your child is struggling with their oral health care, visit their dentist so they can receive an exam to determine if any damage is occurring and for treatment tips to help you provide proper care for their smile.

-Pediatric dentists are experts at applying the appropriate treatments for common risks to a child’s smile, including prevention and treatment tips for thumb-sucking risks, baby bottle tooth decay, and teething discomfort.

-If your child is at an extreme risk for tooth decay and cavities, a pediatric dentist can convert adult treatments such as sealants and x-rays to safe and usable forms for your child.

As you can see, choosing a pediatric dentist could be essential to your child’s oral health. If you have questions about your child’s smile, or if you would like to make an appointment with a member of our professional team, then please call us today at (773) 327-6500 to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.