Family Dentistry Specialist

Glen Dental Center

Dentists located in Glenview, IL

If you’re a busy parent, you know that coordinating schedules and making appointments is both challenging and time-consuming. At Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois, Jeffrey Gilmor, DDS, Verena Phillips, DDS, and their team proudly offer a full suite of family dentistry services, making their office the ideal stop for all of your family’s oral health care needs. Whether you’ve recently moved to the area and you need to establish care, or you’ve just decided to switch dentists, the team at Glen Dental Center can help. Call the office to request your consultation today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is a branch of oral health care that treats patients of all ages, from children and adolescents to adults and senior citizens. 

Many dentistry practices focus on a particular specialty, such as cosmetic or restorative dentistry. However, family dentistry offices, like Glen Dental Center, offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services under one roof, meaning every member of your family can access the individual care they need without you having to schedule multiple appointments at various facilities all over town. 

When should I schedule a dental appointment for my child?

The American Dental Association recommends you take your child to the dentist for the first time sometime between the ages of 6 months and 1 year, or whenever their first tooth comes in — whichever happens first. 

Exposing your child to the dentist helps to lower their risk of fear or anxiety, and ensures they understand the importance of good oral hygiene from an early age. The team at Glen Dental Center can also provide you with tips and insights on teething and best practices for babies and toddlers. 

Does family dentistry include orthodontics?

Yes. At Glen Dental Center, the team offers Invisalign® treatment for adolescents and adults. Following a thorough oral exam, review of your child’s medical history, and discussion of their goals for treatment, your Glen Dental Center provider can establish a treatment plan that addresses common problems, such as overcrowding, impacted wisdom teeth, and overbites. 

What if my child or teen is afraid or anxious about visiting the dentist?

If you have a child or teenager who suffers from dental anxiety, the team might recommend sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide or an oral medication to help them relax. Sedation dentistry is safe and well-tolerated and can help your son or daughter access the preventive or restorative care they desperately need without having to worry about sitting still or triggering a sensitive gag reflex. Sedation dentistry also benefits adults and seniors who suffer from anxiety or have low pain tolerance.

Why is family dentistry important?

Family dentistry is important because it can provide you and your loved ones with tips, tricks, and insights to prevent common oral health problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. By regularly visiting Glen Dental Center every six months for professional cleanings and exams, you can keep your family’s smiles happy and healthy for years to come. 

To make an appointment, call the office today.