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Bringing Your Child into The Dentist Just Got Easier!

Our doctors are trained professionals who have the knowledge and skills to provide the highest level of care for children. From infancy to teenage years, Dr. Aziz and Dr. Janes know how to care for your child’s oral health so that they have a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Aziz and Dr. Janes will approach your child with a gentle, caring touch. Our doctors have practiced dentistry for twenty-five years and has established trust in the North Aurora, IL area. You can relax that your child is in the best of hands.

Getting a Head Start

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child visit the dentist for the first time by their first birthday or when their first teeth come in, whichever happens first. Still, many parents do not realize the benefits a pediatric dentist can provide to an infant, and so many children do not come in to see us until later. Give your child a head start and bring them in for their first examination. Infants can start having baby teeth (also called primary teeth) breakthrough at around six months and should have all 20 of their baby teeth by about 3.

Bringing your child in to see Dr. Aziz and Dr. Janes will get them used to coming into our office and will significantly reduce the risk that they grow older with a fear of the dentist.

The First Appointment – What To Expect

When you bring your child in for their first appointment with Dr. Aziz and Dr. Janes, we want them to be as comfortable as possible. Most infants do not want to be separated from Mom or Dad, so the examination will occur as they sit in your lap. During the examination, our doctors will check for proper development in the jaw, teeth, and gums. He will have a conversation about how to best care for your little one’s teeth and gums from home, and you should feel free to ask any questions you have. From pacifier usage to the proper nutrition for healthy teeth, we are happy to answer any questions.

Are You Seeking Out a Dentist For Your Child?

Reach out to the team at North Aurora Smiles to discuss what dental options we offer for children. We would love to meet with you and your children and establish a dental plan that ensures an excellent start to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact the office by calling (630) 984-2223, or you can visit at 601 Randall Crossing Lane in North Aurora, IL. We are happy to receive both new and existing patients and families looking for a dentist who can provide gentle care for your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

“First visit by one’s first birthday” is the standard guideline. To avoid dental issues, your kid should see a dentist when their first tooth shows, generally between 6 and 12 months, but no later than their first birthday.

Infants should use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a tiny head, preferably one developed for babies. Brushing at least once a day, before night, will eliminate plaque bacteria that can contribute to decay.

Sealants are plastic coverings bonded to the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth to keep them cavity-free.

To prevent decay from spreading to healthy teeth, your dentist will repair the cavity immediately using composite fillings.

Fluoride treatments strengthen your children’s tooth enamel, keeping them healthy and cavity-free.

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.