In order to promote infant dental care, our office (Dentistry For Children and Families in Lincoln Park) is offering free dental exams for children under the age of one.
According to the AAPD, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, children should see the dentist for an exam before their first birthday.
Unfortunately, many parents do not yet understand the value of this first visit. To help promote dental exams for infants and help educate Chicago parents of the importance of children's dental care, we have decided to provide the exams at no cost. This allows us to evaluate the development of the existing primary teeth, as well as examine the condition of the gums.
This first visit allows young children to get comfortable with dental visits and it helps to decrease the likelihood of dental anxiety in the child as he ages. It also allows us an opportunity to discuss other health related topics with parents. Topics such as: nutrition, thumb sucking, and baby bottle habits are all discussed.
To get more information about getting a free dental exam for your baby, please contact Dentistry For Children and Families at 312-988-9855 or visit www.dentistry4children.net.