Gentle Family Dentistry in Jefferson Park, Chicago

Portrait of mother and daughter with eyeglassesAt the practice of William James Millon, DDS, we work closely with your family to create oral hygiene plans according to age, dental development, and personal goals. These customized strategies focus on revealing and preventing dental health problems as proactively as possible. Our team’s goal is to ensure you and your family have everything you need to achieve healthy smiles.

To provide you with the best care possible, we emphasize the importance of excellent oral hygiene and education. We combine effective treatments and procedures with advanced technology to deliver comprehensive family dentistry. Schedule your appointment at our Jefferson Park family dental office today!


What is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, of many different conditions for every stage of life. William James Millon, DDS, and our team provide a complete range of services in a balanced combination of preventive and restorative procedures. We provide high-quality services tailored to children, teens, adults, and seniors, including:

Early Prevention for Children

Dr. Millon recommends scheduling a visit for your child twice a year. Introducing your children to a positive dental environment early on helps them become comfortable and confident about visiting us for care.

Our team also likes to use this time to help eliminate dental fear and anxiety by getting to know your child. We’ll introduce them to our office staff and give them a tour. We want them to feel at home before we move on to any exams or cleanings.

Treatments for kids may include:

Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a safe and powerful mineral that can strengthen enamel and prevent decay. While children receive this treatment most often, we also offer it to teens as well as adults who may need a little more help against cavity prevention.

Dental Sealants: We use this safe coating on the surfaces of children’s back teeth where decay is more common. Sealants are useful for children because they may not have the coordination needed for effective brushing habits yet.

At-Home Oral Hygiene: Teaching children the proper way to brush and floss is a priority. It helps remove the sticky film of plaque that sticks to teeth and causes cavities. When they are old enough, we demonstrate routine hygiene care practices and explain how this protects their smile from decay and gum disease.

Our team makes dental care and education fun! We use models, easy-to-understand terms, and enthusiasm so your child can enjoy a beautiful smile well into adulthood.

8 Ways to Keep Your Teen’s Oral Health On Track

As your child grows into adolescence, they face unique oral health challenges. Spikes in hormones and a busy schedule can push dental care off of their priority list. During this stage of life, the likelihood of a poor diet, decay, bad breath, and even gum disease increases. If you’re worried about your teen’s oral health, try incorporating these tips:

  1. Encourage proper brushing twice daily
  2. Remind them to floss at night
  3. Limit sugary drinks and foods
  4. Stock up on healthy, nutritious, and fibrous snacks
  5. Bring water to their games instead of sports or energy drinks
  6. Keep toothbrush, floss and other dental care supplies available
  7. Make sure they use a mouthguard when playing sports
  8. Schedule dental appointments every six months

Give Your Teen a More Confident Smile

Outdoor portrait of beautiful happy African American girlMany pre-teens and adolescents desire a whiter, more aligned smile to help them feel confident. Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite are common in teens, so Dr. Millon can talk about their need for orthodontic treatment.

If your teen is interested in enhancing their smile safely, we offer teeth whitening using the power of Opalescence. Professional whitening is an excellent way for teens to brighten their smiles effectively and boost self-esteem. Having a straight, white smile they are proud of can also encourage them to take care of their teeth and gums on their own.

Professional Dental Care for Adults & Seniors

The natural aging process can present unique dental issues for adults and seniors. Common concerns can range from tooth loss and gum disease to deep dental staining. Dr. Millon has years of experience in treating the distinctive needs of adults and seniors. He provides a wide range of treatments designed to preserve your natural teeth and protect oral health. These solutions often include:

Preventive Solutions for Maintaining Oral Health

Aside from regular brushing, flossing, and visiting us for professional cleanings, we emphasize education. As we age, it is essential to understand the impact oral health has on your daily life and overall well-being. If you have dental pain, tooth sensitivity, or gum inflammation, we offer comprehensive preventive care, including:

Oral Health Exams: During examinations, our dentist evaluates your history to gain a complete understanding of any genetic or lifestyle factors that could hinder your oral health. After taking and evaluating x-rays, we do a thorough examination, checking for any damage or disease. We create high-resolution images so we can show you our findings and explain treatment.

Dental Cleanings: We recommend you visit our office for professional cleanings every six months. These cleanings are an essential way to remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup on teeth in the hard-to-reach areas that routine brushing and flossing often miss. Regular cleanings allow us to identify and treat small issues before they become large ones, saving you time and money.

Education: We use appointments to educate you about your oral health and what you can do in-between visits to protect your smile and keep it healthy. We tailor education to match your unique needs and goals. By providing the information you need to develop strong hygiene habits, you can achieve optimal oral health that lasts a lifetime.

TMJ, Bruxism, and Sleep Apnea Appliances: In addition to interrupting your rest, sleep apnea is also linked to harmful conditions like TMJ, bruxism, and dry mouth. Bruxism and TMJ are closely related to sleep disorders because they involve uncontrolled jaw movements during sleep. We offer oral appliances that fit like a mouthguard, can improve sleep, and significantly reduce dental problems.

Reliable Emergency Care

Portrait of cheerful senior coupleWe provide emergency dental services so your family can receive essential care when they need it most. Our prompt treatment can alleviate pain and discomfort quickly and preserve your overall oral health. We offer white fillings, porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges to repair dental damage and function.

Root canal therapy can save an infected tooth. If you experience an accident or trauma and the tooth is no longer viable, we offer gentle extractions. For missing or knocked-out teeth, we can discuss possible dental implant treatment to renew your smile.

Setting Your Smile Up for Success!

At the dental office of William James Millon, DDS, our team is dedicated to achieving optimal oral health for your entire family. With a complete list of services, modern technology, and a compassionate approach, we make sure every aspect of your dental care exceeds expectations. For professional dental care you can trust in Jefferson Park and the North Chicago area, contact us today!