Pediatric Dental Services | Hinsdale

Helping Children Smile Brighter

At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, children can get healthier smiles with personalized care. Our dual board-certified orthodontist and pediatric dentist, Dr. Susan Blair, focuses on preventative care to ensure your child's dental health is always at its best.

Pediatric Dental Services for Every Smile

From the first tooth to the full set, we offer a range of services to care for your child's dental health at every stage. Our services include regular exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and everything else kids in Hinsdale need for a healthy smile, including:

  • Regular Exams & Cleanings
  • Preventative Care
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Cosmetic Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Mouth Guards
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Special Needs Dentistry
Orthodontist & Pediatric Dentistry Hinsdale IL

Specialized Treatments for Healthy Smiles

At Hinsdale Orthodontics, Dr. Blair is dedicated to crafting each treatment with a special focus on your child's comfort and well-being.

Using the most advanced methods in pediatric dentistry, our team delivers care that's effective, gentle, and minimally invasive.

Our goal is to safeguard and nurture your child's natural teeth, laying down a strong, healthy base for a lifetime of brilliant smiles.

Preventative Care

Preventative care is the foundation of pediatric dentistry at Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. This broad approach encompasses various practices and treatments that help stop dental problems before they start.

The goal of preventative care is to maintain healthy teeth and gums, ensuring your child's smile stays bright and healthy throughout their development.

A key aspect of preventative care includes regular dental exams and cleanings. These routine visits allow Dr. Blair to monitor your child's oral health and identify potential issues early on when they're easiest to treat.

Regular Exams & Cleanings

Regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial for maintaining your child's oral health. During these visits, Dr. Blair will thoroughly examine your child's mouth to detect any issues early and provide necessary treatment.

Routine check-ups are fundamental in catching potential problems before they escalate, and professional cleanings are equally important.

Cleanings involve the removal of plaque and tartar buildup, which are major contributors to gum disease and tooth decay. Regular exams and cleanings help maintain your child's healthy smile and prevent dental problems from developing, setting the foundation for long-term oral health.

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Dentistry

At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, your child's health and comfort are our top priorities. Our team uses the least invasive techniques and procedures to address dental issues and minimize discomfort and stress.

Our minimally invasive treatments include using advanced dental materials and techniques that require less drilling and fewer extensive procedures. This contributes to a more pleasant dental experience for children and supports the long-term health and integrity of their natural teeth.

Emphasizing early detection and preventive care reduces the need for invasive treatments, ensuring your child's dental visits are as comfortable and stress-free as possible!

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments at Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry are a simple and effective way to strengthen your child's teeth and prevent decay.

Regular fluoride treatments can help maintain strong, healthy teeth throughout childhood. Fluoride remineralizes tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. These treatments are integral to preventive dental care, especially for children more prone to cavities.

Our team applies a concentrated fluoride solution directly to your child's teeth using a small brush. This process is quick, painless, and can significantly boost tooth health.


Sealants are a quick, non-invasive treatment that can be applied during a regular dental visit. They're beneficial for protecting both baby teeth and emerging permanent teeth.

Dental sealants provide a protective barrier for your child's back teeth, which are more susceptible to cavities due to their deep grooves and rough surfaces. These grooves can easily trap food particles and bacteria, leading to decay.

By applying sealants, we can seal these grooves, preventing the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. Sealants are a proactive step in preventing cavities and maintaining the health of your child's teeth.


When a cavity or tooth decay is present, Dr. Blair can restore the tooth using tooth-colored fillings. These fillings blend seamlessly with the natural color of your child's teeth, providing an aesthetic and functional restoration

Tooth-colored fillings are not only about aesthetics but also help strengthen the affected tooth. This restoration allows your child to eat and speak normally and plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity of the tooth.

Early intervention with fillings can prevent further decay and more invasive treatments.


Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that cover the entire surface of a damaged tooth, offering both protection and strength.

At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, our doctors recommend crowns for teeth that have suffered from extensive decay, fractures, or have undergone root canal treatment.

These crowns not only restore the structural integrity of the affected teeth but also enhance their appearance. They're crafted to match the natural color and shape of your child's teeth, ensuring a harmonious and healthy smile.

Crowns provide a durable solution that can withstand the demands of everyday use, ensuring long-term dental health.


Tooth extraction may sound daunting, but sometimes, it's the best option to maintain oral health. At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, our team ensures the process is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Whether it's due to decay, a problematic wisdom tooth, or dental trauma, the focus is always on your child's comfort. The removal of a tooth can alleviate pain, prevent infection, and contribute to a healthier oral environment.

Following an extraction, our team will discuss tooth replacement options, if necessary, to maintain the aesthetics and functionality of your child's smile.

Mouth Guards

Regular use of mouth guards is essential in preserving your child's oral health and natural teeth. These appliances fit snugly over your child's teeth, providing a shield against dental injuries.

Custom-fit mouth guards from Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry protect your child's teeth and jaw, especially during contact sports.

Apart from sports mouth guards, we also provide night guards for children who grind their teeth during sleep. Nightguards offer cushioning and protection, preventing tooth damage and reducing the risk of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Hospital Dentistry

Our priority is to ensure your child's comfort and safety so they have a positive and stress-free dental experience. Dental care in a hospital setting is sometimes necessary for specific medical conditions or special needs.

At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Blair provides safe and comfortable dental treatments under general anesthesia. This approach is particularly beneficial for patients with high levels of anxiety or complex dental needs.

Hospital dentistry allows us to offer comprehensive care in a controlled environment. This is especially important for extensive dental procedures or for children who might not be able to receive dental care in a traditional office setting.

Special Needs Dentistry

At Hinsdale Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we offer specialized dental care for children with special needs. Dr. Blair and our compassionate team provide gentle, patient-centered dental services.

We understand the unique challenges faced by these children and are committed to creating a supportive and comfortable environment. Our goal is to ensure that every child receives the dental care they need to maintain good oral health regardless of their physical or developmental challenges.

We tailor our approach to meet each child's needs, ensuring they feel comfortable and cared for during their visit.