Compassionate Pediatric Dentistry in Belleville
About Our Dental Offices
After graduating from dental school, our dentists have undergone an additional two years of residency training, giving them the extra training to get better acquainted with treating infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Compassionate care combined with exceptional experience in detecting and diagnosing dental issues commonly found in children ensures your child’s experience at our dental offices in Belleville, Glen Carbon, and O’Fallon, IL, is positive and memorable (for all the best reasons!).
Importance of Pediatric Dental Care
As pediatric dentists in Belleville, Illinois, we understand first-hand how crucial first impressions are when it comes to your child’s relationship with oral health. Therefore, the Belleville team prioritizes ensuring all our patients have a positive experience at our dental office. We take kids’ dental care seriously and want to see your children grow up with healthy habits. At Associated Pediatric Dentistry, the best pediatric dentist in Belleville, we take every opportunity to provide our patients with top-notch and compassionate dental care and memorable and positive early experiences at the dentist’s office.
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics say that every child should visit a dentist by age one – or as soon as the first tooth appears.
Pediatric dental care not only promotes positive, healthy habits from the start but can also help lower dental costs in your child’s future. Children who begin regular dental checkups see healthier teeth and gums. Early checkups help prevent tooth decay, cavities, and other dental issues. Additionally, children with healthy teeth can chew food easily and speak clearly.
About Our Clinic
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics say that every child should visit a dentist by age one – or as soon as the first tooth appears. Pediatric dental care not only promotes positive, healthy habits from the start but can also help lower dental costs in your child’s future. Children who begin regular dental checkups see healthier teeth and gums. Early checkups help prevent tooth decay, cavities, and other dental issues.
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to diagnose and treat dental problems in infants, children, and teenagers.
When asked whether or not parents should be in the room with their child during a dental visit, we like to say it depends on the patient’s unique situation. Our goal at Associated Pediatric Dentistry is to work with parents, so we are on the same team with the same mission to improve our patients’ oral health. We are incredibly open to communication to make sure we’re on a unified front, which will make your child’s experience a positive one. We recommend talking with your Associated Pediatric Dentistry team at one of our locations – O’Fallon, Belleville, or Glen Carbon, Illinois – to discuss your child’s visit, what you are comfortable with and what is best for your child during their visit.
Children should visit the dentist at least once every six months. Regular 6-month checkups allow our pediatric dentists to determine the effectiveness of your child’s brushing and can identify cavities. Regular checkups also allow for dental care performed by the pediatric dentist, including cleanings, fluoride treatment, dental exam, and x-ray. Regular checkups that yield healthy results display the effectiveness of consistent dental visits and show that regular cleaning, fluoride treatment, and more are working to keep your child’s smile healthy and bright!