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Cavity Prevention and Treatment

Preventing and treating cavities is a major part of youth dentistry. Many children, who are in the process of forming good dental habits, develop one or more cavities over the course of their development. Helping your child build good oral hygiene habits, and taking them to the dentist for regular visits, can help them avoid the experience of tooth decay.

Cavity Prevention

Though cavities are a common experience for children, they are far from a guarantee! With a team that includes their caring parents and the best pediatric dentists near Orland Park, our patients have a strong defense against childhood cavities.

Build Positive Oral Health Habits at Home

As your child grows, appropriate at-home care will change with them. While your child is still very young, you can begin wiping their gums after feedings with a clean, soft cloth. As their teeth begin to emerge, using a soft toothbrush can help prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria. School-aged children should be supervised by a parent while brushing their own teeth with a fluoride toothpaste.

Limit Sugary Snacks

Sugary and acidic snacks and beverages can be a real threat to your child’s dental health. Sugar molecules and naturally occurring bacteria in your child’s mouth combine to create plaque, a sticky, harmful substance that contributes to tooth decay. Getting into the habit of brushing after sweets, or rinsing thoroughly with water, can help reduce the potential for cavities.

Cavity Prevention at the Dentist

Visiting a dentist for professional cleanings and dental exams is essential for your child’s healthy development. In addition to counseling you and your child on age-appropriate home care, our pediatric dentists can recommend preventative treatments. At Chicago kiDDS, we often recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants for cavity prevention.

Treatment for Cavities

While preventing cavities is always the preferable solution, our office is always prepared to help patients who have developed a cavity. During regular visits, your child will be thoroughly screened for cavities with a visual inspection of their teeth and possibly an x-ray. If a cavity is found, it is likely that the tooth decay will need to be removed and corrected with a dental filling. At Chicago kiDDS, we use the safest, most effective treatments, always keeping your child’s experience in mind.

Visit the Best Pediatric Dentist Near Orland Park

Are you looking for a clean, professional, and welcoming dental office to visit time and time again as your child grows? Chicago kiDDS, home to the best pediatric dentists near Orland Park, can be that place for you! We work hard to make sure that every patient we see has a positive experience during their appointment. Contact us today to book a visit!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What Our Patients Say
Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K

Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K