When it comes to oral health, it’s critical to ensure that correct dental practices are learned at an early age. It’s best to take your child to a Pediatric Dentist around his or her first birthday. The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend the Age One Visit. “Get it done at Age One” means that we can prevent all the issues, like rampant early childhood caries and bad habits early. We can modify the child’s oral health by closely working with the mother and/or caregiver. By age 5 one out of three children have cavities, something we work to prevent in our practice.
Our experienced and dedicated children's dental team specializes in Pediatric Dental care. Call (847) 634-6166 set up an appointment today!
Be the Best Role Model for Your Child
Our experienced Long Grove caring Pediatric Dentists believe that a proper diet and good oral hygiene habits should be established early to ensure optimal oral care and prevent problems from occurring in the future. One of the easiest ways to do this is to be a role model for your child.
Some of the easiest ways to set a good and healthy example for your child include:
- Monitor what you and your child drinks
- Avoid sticky foods
- Choose nutritious snacks
- Monitor your child’s brushing, rinsing, and flossing
- Limit frequency of snacks and meals
- Probiotics as recommended by our specialists
- Xylitol to prevent dental disease
Not only will these simple tasks help set a great example for your child, it will also ensure that a proper diet and optimal oral health for you as well. We even recommend brushing your teeth with your child. All of these practices can help prevent cavities and other dental problems.
The Importance of Dental Care for Children
Regardless of your child’s age, visits to the dentist are critical for him or her to grow up with the healthy and happy smile that you both want. By visiting our practice on a regular basis, your child can receive specialty care and fluoride treatments to improve his or her oral health. Our experienced and caring dental team at Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove are the best in the area. You will be surprised at how much your child enjoys visits to our practice!
For Your First Visit
Please try to arrive early for the first visit. We would like you to spend a few moments helping our staff enter the health questionnaire information into our Patient Care Software before we see your child. This is necessary if we are to provide the best possible care.
Our office calls are answered 24 hours a day. Emergencies will be given prompt attention. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need our assistance.
Our practice’s efficient administrative team will electronically file insurance claims for patient families that carry active dental insurance. We will accept your dental insurance reimbursement as payment when directed to the practice, and when necessary, will require your deductible and estimated non insurance portion at the time of service. For our families that do not have active dental coverage or coverage that will not reimburse the practice directly, we conveniently accept payment from all major credit cards, check, and cash. We also offer and accept Care Credit as form of payment, which is a third party financing option, to allow you to comfortably achieve the dental treatment your family needs.
A Special Office
You will notice that the office is especially designed to make both parent and child feel comfortable and relaxed. We want you to feel free to ask any questions you may think of, and we’re open to your suggestions or constructive comments. You can also give us a review of your experience with us online, email one of our dental assistants with comments or questions, or simply just let us know in person at your visit.
For Special People
We only treat infants, children, adolescents, young adults and patients with special needs. The best possible care for your child requires special training and equipment. We wouldn’t think of compromising our dedication to children. If you need a referral for adult dentistry, we will be glad to supply you with names of reputable general dentists. The office is also equipped to care for patients who are chronically ill or disabled.
Occasionally, consultation with other dental or medical specialists may be necessary. Our affiliations with Northwest Community Hospital, Northwestern University, Loyola University and Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital provides us with the finest health resources in the whole central region of the USA. Our office calls are answered 24 hours a day. Emergencies will be given prompt attention. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need our assistance.
Our office appointment philosophy is simple. We will always attempt to be on time for you because we realize that your time is also important. However, due to emergencies, there may occasionally be a delay. We will try to contact you to allow you the option of arriving later or rescheduling. We require your land line, cell and e-mail information to do so. We never sell nor share any of your contact information with any third party, all contacts will be initiated by the office, although we may use a provider of patients communications to do so. If it appears that you may be late, please call us so we can accommodate everyone. Also, please allow us 24 hours notice for cancellations so that someone else may use that time. Repeated failures of scheduled appointments will force us to charge for the missed appointments in order to not increase our fees for all patients.