Our Caring Family Dentist in River Forest

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Caring for your family is a full-time investment, but protecting their smiles is as easy as visiting our family dentist in River Forest. At Sunstar Dental, we offer the diverse range of services you and your loved ones need for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles.

We have experience serving patients of all ages, and we'll make the effort to provide personalized care for every member of your family. You can trust that we will welcome you like family and treat you with respect and kindness, regardless of the current state of your smile. We blend modern technology and a comforting chairside manner to create a positive experience every time you visit. Contact us today to learn more about family dentistry.


What Is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry consists of the dental services and treatments you need for great oral health through every stage of life. Our friendly family dentist is passionate about helping you discover a smile you love so you can smile confidently We welcome all ages, from children to seniors. Our team deeply values your trust, which is why you'll see the same friendly faces when you visit.

We believe every smile is special and deserves individualized care. That's why we take the time to get to know you and ask questions to ensure we understand your unique concerns. Next, we craft a custom treatment plan that addresses your specific needs, lifestyle, and smile goals. We use modern technology like intraoral scanners and panoramic x-rays to provide accurate and detailed information for precise diagnoses.

Kids Dentist in Elmwood

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When your child smiles, it brightens your day, and you know how important it is to protect their smile. That's why we offer the dental care kids need at the pace they feel comfortable with. Our office is equipped with televisions so they can watch a show during their appointment to help alleviate feelings of anxiety. We introduce them to dental care one step at a time, whether they need a cleaning, fluoride, sealants, or a filling.

Our team closely monitors their developing bite pattern and provides a referral to a trusted specialist when necessary. We use kid-friendly language to teach your child proper brushing and flossing techniques, and we empower you with the information you need to help them develop a robust daily oral hygiene routine.

Dentistry for Teens

The teen years are often fueled by sugar and energy drinks as they take on more responsibility and social engagements. Our team provides the dental care your teen needs and the information necessary for them to feel empowered to make good choices to protect their oral health. From helpful tips and education about food choices to ways to boost their oral hygiene routine, we help your teen embrace personal care and hygiene.

Dental Care for Adults

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Adults face a unique set of oral health situations as they strive to maintain their natural teeth and protect their overall oral health. We offer the dental treatments you need to safeguard your dental structures and smile. From dental restorations like crowns for protecting a compromised tooth to scaling and root planing to halt gum disease, we'll put our experience and skill to work for you in every service.

We are committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health, so we offer dental implants and removable prosthetics like flippers, nightguards, and sports guards. If you have mild to moderate bite misalignment and want to straighten your smile, we provide Invisalign® clear aligners.

Dental Treatments for Seniors

More and more seniors are keeping their natural teeth longer, and our team offers the dental care you need to protect your overall oral health. If you suffer from tooth decay, our team can help with our reliable dental restorations. We believe you deserve to eat, speak, and smile confidently. That's why we safeguard your natural teeth with reliable services and offer dental restorations if you have decaying or missing teeth to restore the functionality of your bite and the beauty of your smile. We offer traditional and implant-supported dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures customized to look and feel natural.

Family Dentistry FAQs

Maintaining optimal oral health can seem complex, and it's normal to have questions. That's why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. We are happy to provide the answers and insights you need to make an informed decision regarding your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions our family dentist receives:

How much toothpaste should my child use?

A child should only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. It's important to teach your child to spit out the toothpaste instead of swallowing it before you allow them to use it.

It's best to visit the dentist every six months or twice a year. This allows us to track and address potential oral health issues like cavities and gum disease.

Your child can see a dentist as soon as their first tooth appears, which may be around six months old, and should see a dentist at least once by their first birthday. We encourage parents to bring their little ones to the dentist to form healthy, positive experiences with our friendly team because it helps reduce feelings of dental anxiety or fear.

Our Welcoming Family Dentist in Elmwood

Every member of your family has a different smile with different needs. At Sunstar Dental, we offer the array of services you and your loved ones require to enjoy optimal oral health and aesthetics. Whether your teen needs a sports guard to protect their teeth on the athletic field or you're interested in Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your smile, you can count on our team. We are excited to meet you and begin a professional and personal relationship built on trust and quality care with our family dentist. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.