About First Smiles Dental

First Smiles Dental is a dental office specializing in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Crystal Lake.

We are committed to providing the children in our community with comprehensive, preventative dental care. First Smiles Dental specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Our clinical team is comprised of dedicated doctors, assistants, and support staff with years of experience in the treatment of children.

Our Philosophy & What to Expect

Since 1980, we have provided comprehensive dental care for kids in McHenry County. Our focus is on the prevention of dental disease through early visits and education. We encourage parents to take an active role in the oral health of their children and look forward to welcoming you into our practice at First Smiles Dental.

Pleasant visits to the dental office promote the establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. Our goal, along with our staff, is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth.

Beginning dental care at an early age is important. Early visits provide opportunities to address preventive issues that are vital to healthy teeth and a pleasing smile.

Your child’s first visit is important. It can be helpful for both you and your child to understand what will happen on that first visit. Our goal at First Smiles Dental is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth so they last a lifetime.

If your child is in pain, all emergency problems will be addressed first. We will do everything possible to lessen their discomfort. If there are no problems requiring immediate attention we start with a comprehensive dental exam.

We will provide a thorough examination and talk with you about any issues or concerns as well as address any questions you may have. The dental exam includes looking at your child’s mouth (lip, check tongue, throat, palate) and teeth. We will evaluate the development of their head, teeth, gums, and speech. Depending on the child’s age and cooperation, they will receive a cleaning and a fluoride treatment. X-rays are taken as needed. We will also evaluate any habits such as thumb-sucking or teeth-grinding.

Education is also an important part of preventative dental care. We will take the time to teach your child about snacking and how to properly brush and floss. We will explain everything to your child in an age-appropriate manner and answer any questions that you or your child may have.

From our office design to our communication style, our main concern is what’s best for your child. We strive to make all visits quick and easy, especially for young children.

We look forward to serving your family!

In The Community

We believe in actively participating in the communities we serve. That’s why First Smiles Dental is proud to partner with and serve patients of the McHenry County Dental Clinic. We also regularly provide services to many McHenry County foster children and contribute to local charities and children’s civic organizations.


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