Grand Dental – Lockport is happy to offer many children’s dental services. This includes checkups and cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and many other options! We know how to help children get relaxed when they’re here and go out of our way to make our dental office a warm and welcoming environment. With the help of our friendly dental team, you can have confidence in their future visits for children's dentistry in Lockport, IL.
Cavities are common in children and can lead to long-term issues if not treated promptly.
Grand Dental – Lockport is fully dedicated to giving children a positive first dental experience. Our family friendly dental office helps children get comfortable, ensuring we can complete a detailed cleaning, locate issues when they are present, and assess their oral development.
Children who see the dentist as early in life as possible are less likely to suffer from cavities later. Make sure your child is getting excellent dental care from the very start by scheduling an Age One dental visit at Grand Dental Group Lockport. We’ll evaluate the current state of your little one’s oral health, and we’ll go over some important tips that you, as a parent, can take advantage of to protect their still-developing smiles, such as the best cleaning techniques.
Typically, our dental office recommends dental sealants to those between 5 and 7 years of age. These work to prevent cavity development. Once painted onto the deep grooves of teeth, we can harden these thin composite resin layers and protect their smiles for many years.
Fluoride is found naturally, both in the foods we eat and public drinking water. While it’s also used in store-bought oral care products, it’s also available at our dental office. However, our stronger fluoride is more effective a strengthening enamel and preventing tooth decay. That’s why we always recommend children receive an application during every checkup.
Does your child play contact sports? If so, they’re going to need protective equipment, including a mouthguard. Grand Dental – Lockport can design a custom-made oral appliance that protects their teeth and other delicate facial structures when they play. Furthermore, appliances made at our dental office, rather than mass-produced varieties in stores, are more comfortable and fit better. This means they’ll actually want to use them!
Infants and younger children often deal with lip and tongue-ties without their parents even realizing. These occur when small pieces of tissue that connect the tongue to the floor of their mouth and lip are naturally oversized. Without a frenectomy, basic tasks like breastfeeding can be far more difficult. We can remove a small portion to improve mouth maneuverability, speech and development.
Does your child have unexplained dental discomfort or sensitivity? It’s possible that they need pulp therapy due to untreated and damaged pulp. Without care, they could lose their tooth too early. With dedicated pulp therapy, we can not only stop dental pain, but preserve their tooth along the way.
If your child feels anxious about a dental visit, they are not alone. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult for the dentist to complete important treatments. While we do everything we can to help children get comfortable, sometimes these measures are not as effective as providing sedation dentistry. Even mild sedation can make all the difference in helping a child build a relationship with their dentist that’s built on trust.