Dental Wellness Visits

Pediatric Dental Treatment in Chicago, IL

At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics, our mission is to help kids throughout Glenview and the greater Chicago, IL area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. That means we strive to not only provide superlative pediatric dental treatment but to take a holistic approach to treatment that's focused on creating the best smile in the long term. Your child's dental health needs will evolve as they grow and develop, and we're proud to customize our treatment appointments to perfectly serve your child's needs at each stage of development. Your Chicago pediatric dentist will explain each stage of treatment to you in detail, but to help you get a birds-eye view of our treatment process, we've created this page to outline how dental wellness visits change with age.

Yummy Baby Wellness Visit (0-11 months)

  • A complimentary dental exam for babies under the age of one
  • Includes a full examination of your baby’s mouth (tongue, throat, gums, teeth, and cavity check)
  • Discussion of how to avoid baby bottle decay
  • Demonstration of effective oral hygiene care with age-appropriate swipes or tooth tissues
  • Education about training toothpaste
  • Tips to help parents and babies manage the teething process
  • Tips on weaning baby off of the pacifier, baby bottle, and similar habits

Yummy Tots Wellness Visit (1-5 years)

  • Includes a full dental examination (tongue, throat, gums, teeth, and complete cavity check)
  • Toddler teeth cleaning, fluoride application, and specially-sized bitewing x-rays
  • Discussion of transferring to fluoridated toothpaste
  • Tips on how to handle oral habits like thumb-sucking
  • Tips on flossing and how to get kids to brush twice daily
  • Completion of required school forms
  • Explaining the Yummy Cavity Prevention Plan: 
    • Oral hygiene instruction, including brushing & flossing twice per day
    • Use of fluoridated toothpaste
    • Motorized brush instruction
    • Foods to minimize (including snacks, sports drinks, soda)

Yummy Kids Wellness Visit (6-12 years)

  • Teeth cleaning & fluoride application
  • Panoramic x-ray and specially-sized bitewing x-rays
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Monitoring tooth loss
  • Application of sealants if necessary
  • Completion of required school forms
  • Further discussion of the Yummy Cavity Prevention Plan

Yummy Teens Wellness Visit (13-18 years)

  • Full dental examination (tongue, throat, gums, teeth, complete cavity check)
  • Teen cleaning & fluoride application 
  • Panoramic & bitewing x-rays
  • Reviewing the Yummy Cavity Prevention Plan
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Application of relevant sealants
  • Safe teeth whitening

Yummy Smiles Ortho Visit (for all kids and adults)

  • Complete orthodontic evaluation to identify any orthodontic problems
  • Explanation of potential treatments, including Invisalign, Social 6 (“invisible braces”), the Damon System (dramatically shorter treatment time), and traditional braces
  • Discussion of next steps for orthodontic treatment

Schedule an Appointment with Your Chicago Kids Dentist

We structure our dental wellness visits in this way because we've found it's the best way to create beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime for our patients. And if you're ready to achieve a better smile for your child or yourself, we're here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our treatment process and schedule your consultation. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping your whole family achieve healthy smiles!