Kids Dentist Rockford IL

Children’s Dentistry

We Care About Kids!Family Dentistry Rockford IL
Dr. Lindsten works hard to make children of all ages feel at ease and cared for, so bring the whole family along! You can trust your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We encourage the proper dental care habits in children and enjoy teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to their first visit as soon as you are comfortable bringing them in, and take delight in watching them grow and change year after year.

One of our goals is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without any anxiety about the dental office. According to our many happy parents, we are doing just that! Our office is a relaxed and joyful place that children love to visit. Whether you have an exuberant six-year-old or a scared three-year-old, we are here to assist you.

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
An environment that's anxiety-free makes it possible to instill good habits at an early age, leading to a lifetime of good oral health. From a young age, children's teeth can be susceptible to cavities. Consider these factors:

Children aren't able to brush well by themselves. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental habits. Little kids tend to eat frequently during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.

Exposure to food and juice acid is greater when a tooth is improperly cleaned. This acid often speeds up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child developing a cavity.

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!Dental Sealants Dentist Rockford IL
We know that children don’t often do a very good job of brushing their teeth. This can even apply to adults too! Even meticulous brushing may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. Once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will require a filling or crown.

What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening? Fortunately, there is! The application of dental sealants is the answer.

Here’s how it works:

  • The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
  • A thin plastic coating is applied. This is generally white or clear in color.
  • A curing light is applied to the sealant to adhere it into place.
  • The whole procedure takes only minutes. There are no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
  • It’s completely safe.
The application of dental sealants is one of the best preventive measures both children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (815) 398-3900 to schedule a visit for everyone.