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If you are thinking of visiting Windy City Family Dental, we welcome you to reference the following information before your appointment.

  • What Dental Problems Could My Child Develop?
    • Common dental concerns seen in children might include cavities, early stage gum disease, grinding teeth (Bruxism), bad breath, speech problems, sensitive teeth, and more. If your child is experiencing one of these issues, or any kind of oral discomfort, contact Windy City Family Dental to set up an appointment.
  • Why Are Primary Teeth Important?
    • Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are vital to the healthy development of adult teeth. Baby teeth provide a pathway and act as placeholders for adult teeth. Baby teeth allow adult teeth to develop safely beneath the gum tissue until they are ready to emerge, and prevent adult teeth from growing in at an angle.
  • My Child’s First Dental Visit
    • Sometimes children can become nervous when they first visit a dentist. At Windy City Family Dental, our team is committed to leaving young patients with a good first impression. The first dental appointment should be scheduled as soon as your child’s first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday.
  • Eruption – When Will My Child Start Getting Teeth?
    • Most children start to develop teeth between six and twelve months of age.
  • Dental Emergencies
    • Dental emergencies can include having a tooth knocked out, injury to the jaw, cheeks, lips, or tongue, a cracked or chipped tooth, and severe tooth pain. If you or a member of your family are experiencing a dental emergency, be sure to contact Windy City Family Dental, your emergency dentist in Chicago.
  • Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)
    • X-Rays are a common practice in modern dentistry. To provide thorough dental care, dental x-rays are occasionally necessary to get a better look at tooth structure, as well as the formation of the jaw bone. Dental x-rays emit very low levels of radiation and are quite safe. Special protective gear is given to patients to help shield them from the minimal radiation during dental x-rays.
  • Wisdom Teeth
    • Wisdom teeth typically start to emerge sometime around age seventeen. Often, wisdom teeth need to be removed to avoid overcrowding, infection, and impaction. This is not a cardinal rule; however, when wisdom teeth begin to emerge it is a good idea to make an appointment with a periodontist in Chicago.
  • Grinding Teeth (Bruxism) & Mouthguards
    • Grinding teeth can lead to TMJ, headaches, tooth damage, and other issues, whether done at night or throughout the day. Mouthguards, in addition to protecting teeth from injury, can help stop patients from grinding their teeth.
  • Thumb Sucking, Baby Bottles, and Sippy Cups
    • Certain habits can cause damage to developing teeth. Thumb sucking, though a natural part of development, can cause tooth alignment issues after a certain age. Baby bottles and sippy cups, especially when filled with beverages other than water, can cause cavities, premature tooth decay, and temperature sensitivity.
  • A Good Diet Equals Healthy Teeth
    • Eating foods that are high in sugar is dangerous for your oral health. Things like candy, sports drinks, alcohol, and other sugary foods and beverages can trigger tooth decay.
  • When Should You or Your Child Undergo Orthodontic Treatment?
    • Orthodontic treatment is individual to every patient. Consult your dentist to know when and if you or your child should undergo orthodontic treatment.
  • Tongue Piercings
    • Tongue piercings can cause tooth damage, tongue injury, allergic reactions, damage to gum tissue, nerve damage, bacterial infections, tooth decay, and other dental issues.
  • Tobacco
    • Tobacco use has a great negative impact on your oral health. Tobacco use can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer. Usually, people who use tobacco require frequent teeth cleanings. If you are in need of a dental cleaning in Chicago, contact Windy City Family Dental today.

If you have any questions that were not answered here, please reference our FAQ page.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What Our Patients Say

Everything about this Dental Center is welcoming! It looks and feels so nice from the moment you walk in. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel great. They are all caring and there for you. These professionals know what they are doing!!!

Greg E.

The Staff at Windy City Family Dental are excellent in both general and cosmetic dentistry. They are honest and sincere with NO pushy sales and will sincerely discuss pricing without being condescending. Integrity is hard to find these day, thanks to you and your team.

Valerie G.

Charming and professional office!! Makes visiting a dentist enjoyable!! My smile thanks them all!

Elizabeth B.

Fantastic customer service. This is the best experience at a dentist that I have ever had. Dr. Neal really took her time and made me comfortable and explained everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly too. Very professional

Darcy R

"Dr. Neal and Dr. Nedvetsky are fantastic! This office is very professional, they take lots of time, and are very customer service oriented. I cant say enough good things about these guys and their staff.

Jason S

Let me preface that I hate going to the dentist...but not Windy City Family Dental! The staff is insanely friendly and patient. The facility is nice inside. What makes this place great is the people. Everyone from the front office staff to the hygienists to the dentists is awesome. Highly recommend going here!

Nick B

Everything about this Dental Center is welcoming! It looks and feels so nice from the moment you walk in. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you feel great. They are all caring and there for you. These professionals know what they are doing!!!

Greg E.

The Staff at Windy City Family Dental are excellent in both general and cosmetic dentistry. They are honest and sincere with NO pushy sales and will sincerely discuss pricing without being condescending. Integrity is hard to find these day, thanks to you and your team.

Valerie G.

Charming and professional office!! Makes visiting a dentist enjoyable!! My smile thanks them all!

Elizabeth B.

Fantastic customer service. This is the best experience at a dentist that I have ever had. Dr. Neal really took her time and made me comfortable and explained everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly too. Very professional

Darcy R

"Dr. Neal and Dr. Nedvetsky are fantastic! This office is very professional, they take lots of time, and are very customer service oriented. I cant say enough good things about these guys and their staff.

Jason S

Let me preface that I hate going to the dentist...but not Windy City Family Dental! The staff is insanely friendly and patient. The facility is nice inside. What makes this place great is the people. Everyone from the front office staff to the hygienists to the dentists is awesome. Highly recommend going here!

Nick B