First Dental Visit

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​What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The ideal time for your child’s first visit to our dental office is around the time of his or her first birthday.  At this visit we’ll evaluate how your child’s mouth is developing, give you tips for caring for their new teeth, and help you prevent any habits that may be harmful.  Our goal is to prevent harmful habits and educate you and your child on helpful routines.  Good oral health is a daily habit that starts at home.

Our doctors and staff work with children of all ages.  We are committed to making each dental visit a fun, happy, and helpful experience for your family.

We understand that many adults may have “dental anxieties” and that these may make it difficult to bring the children to the dentist.  So we’ve created some tips to help you and your child prepare for that first, and all, visits.

  •  Very young children don’t understand time.  So we suggest that you wait until the day of your  appointment to let them know that they are visiting the dentist. You can describe this first visit as  being where the “Tooth Doctor” will count their teeth and help them learn how to care for them.  Make a game of it, or sing a song.  We’ve found that if the parent portrays it as a fun experience, the  child is excited, versus anxious.
  • You can show them this video of a family preparing for and attending their first visit to the  dentist.  It’s a short video of just over 10 minutes, but it will give them and you, a vision of what  the dentist will  be like.
  • Let your child know that this is an adventure.  They’re going to a new place to meet new people and  see some fun things.  Try to not use any words that will frighten them, like “needle” or “drill.”
  • To help make it a calm experience, we can examine your child while they sit in your lap in the dental  chair.  We find that with infants and toddlers this helps them feel safe and secure.
  • ​Feel free to bring any special toys or blankets that your child may find calming.  We can check your  child’s doll’s teeth if you like.  We’ve found that this makes the visit even more fun.

Our treatment rooms are open spaces so that parents can be present during the visit. 

What happens during ​your child’s first dental exam? 

The first part of your child’s dental visit will be taking a health history, which includes x-rays and cleaning of any teeth.  Then we’ll examine your child’s mouth, palate, gums, tongue, and teeth while we educated them about healthy food choices, how to properly brush and floss, and other dental health habits. 

At each visit, we let you know how your child’s dental health is progressing.  We give you:

  • An assessment of your child’s risk for decay;
  • An evaluation of your child’s soft tissues and gums;
  • An evaluation of your child’s bite and dental growth; and
  • An assessment of your child’s oral health as it pertains to his or her overall health including suggestions about nutrition

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Where are we Located

ABC Dental has extended office hours 6 Days a week and plenty of free parking.

4608 W Diversey (In Hall Plaza ​with the Walmart) Chicago, IL 60639

















We are the most chosen dentist in the 60639, 60647, 60618, and 60657 zip codes. Patients choose us for our welcoming staff, our family practice, extended hours, reasonable prices, AND free parking.

What ​Our Patients Say

​Wonderful team, and very professional dentist. Dr. Nada always the best.

​If I get there 15 minutes early they’re ready for me! They offer reminders, smiles, and great customer service!


Convenient Dental Care

​Our dental office is conveniently located inside the Hall Plaza at 4608 West Diversey.

We’ve got free parking and easy access to public transit.

Walk-ins, emergencies, and same day appointments are available.

We are honored to be one of the top dentists in 60639, 60647, 60625, and the surrounding areas.

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