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Understanding the Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Finding a caring and experienced dentist for your child can be difficult. Fortunately, Dr. Philip V. Goduco provides pediatric dentistry for children of all ages at our office in Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Goduco is passionate about helping young children and adolescents achieve optimal oral health, and he has many years of experience working with younger patients. A skilled pediatric dentist can help your child achieve optimal oral health, and promote the development of healthy habits that will last into adulthood. 

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Our Pediatric Services

Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial to maintain your child’s healthy smile. Typically, children should be seen within six months of their first tooth coming in to ensure there are no potential problems that need to be addressed. This can reduce the chances more extensive dental work will be necessary in the future. 

A skilled pediatric dentist can help your child achieve optimal oral health, and promote the development of healthy habits that will last into adulthood.

Dr. Goduco and his experienced team of dental hygienists will work with your child to ensure they understand proper brushing and flossing techniques to help prevent cavities and gum disease. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Goduco can also:

  • Reduce the risk of cavities and other common issues through regular cleanings and exams
  • Administer preventive care in the form of dental sealants and fluoride treatments
  • Look for potential malocclusion that may require orthodontic treatment
  • Ensure your child’s teeth are properly protected during sports and other activities to prevent damage to the primary or permanent teeth

Creating a Comfortable Environment for Kids

Dr. Goduco and his experienced staff understand that children may feel overwhelmed or scared to visit the dentist. We want to ensure your child’s first experience with us is a positive one so that he or she feels encouraged to return on a regular basis.

With many years of experience in pediatric dentistry, we can help your child stay calm and relaxed before and during an exam, cleaning, or other treatment, reducing any fears or anxieties that could develop. Ensuring your child’s experience at our office is enjoyable increases the likelihood that they will properly care for their teeth and will return for regular cleanings and checkups without hesitation.

Convenient Care for Your Entire Family

As a family dentist, Dr. Goduco can treat your entire family, from infancy to adulthood. Seeing a family dentist can make your dental visits more convenient since everyone can go to the same place, and at the same time if needed. Additionally, having your entire family treated by the same dentist makes gathering your medical and dental histories simpler. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as gum disease, we can also screen your children and can take extra preventive measures if necessary.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment

It is important for your child to be seen on or before his or her first birthday so that we can look for potential developmental problems or tooth decay, and so that you can learn proper hygiene techniques for your child’s first teeth. Contact Goduco Smiles today to schedule your child’s first appointment with us. 

Vernon Hills Office

281 Evergreen Dr
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Open Today 9:00am - 6:00pm

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(847) 816-0463