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Kid’s Dental Checkups in Lake Zurich

We recommend that all children have their first dental checkup by 6 months of age and no later than one year old. Our pediatric dentists offer comprehensive oral health services for children of all ages, including those about to head off to college!

Planning for Your First Visit

Remember to bring a copy of your photo ID and insurance card. New patient paperwork can be filled out in the convenience of your own home or you can plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete it before your child’s appointment.

Patients with special needs are always welcome. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

What to Expect

Your child’s first appointment will last about 45 minutes. We’ll introduce ourselves to your family, get to know you and discuss any concerns you have, then move to the exam room.

Using a Tell-Show-Do approach, we’ll work at your child’s comfort level to:

  • Educate them about good oral hygiene practices
  • Examine the teeth and soft tissues
  • Clean and polish the teeth
  • Apply fluoride and sealants, as needed

…and send home a goody bag full of helpful items to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Parents will get a new patient packet with information about after-hours emergency care and be able to schedule their child’s six-month checkup before they leave.

Will My Child Need X-rays?

We use low-radiation digital radiography for all X-rays. These high-resolution images allow us to screen for decay, assess tooth development and perform orthodontic evaluations.

What if My Child Needs Treatment?

If your child is in pain, we’ll take steps to immediately relieve any discomfort and plan future treatment as appropriate. Our patient coordinators will work closely with your insurance provider to outline your coverage, benefits that you’re entitled to and review financing options that are available. Anxiety options like nitrous oxide analgesia (“laughing gas”) are available to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Contact us today to schedule your child’s first visit!


Children’s Dentistry Group, LLC | (847) 726-0300