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What You Should Know About Children’s Tooth Extractions

November 10, 2021

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dentist talking to parents and child about children's tooth extractions in Naperville

For many children, feeling a tooth get looser is something to be excited about. This means the tooth fairy will soon be on their way! But what if they need to have a tooth that isn’t loose pulled? Having a tooth extracted may be necessary to protect your child’s oral health, but it can still be scary for both children and parents. Read on to learn about four of the most common reasons for children’s tooth extractions in Naperville and how you can help your little one prepare.

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What Are Signs That Your Baby Is Teething?

October 4, 2021

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Baby crying from teething

As your baby gets older, they will reach many milestones. Some they’ll enjoy, and others not so much. When your baby begins teething, it’s an important development but one that is likely to cause discomfort.

Teeth can begin to erupt for some infants at 3-4 months of age. However, some might not get their first tooth until their first birthday. Here are some symptoms of teething and some ways you might be able to help them feel better from your pediatric dentist in Naperville.

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What Are the Effects of Thumb Sucking on Your Child’s Oral Health?

September 17, 2021

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Naperville child sucking their thumb

According to the American Dental Association, thumb sucking that stops before four years of age doesn’t cause permanent teeth or jaw problems. Though 85-99% of children finish before this period, allowing this habit to continue past this point can result in issues with their oral health. Here are some of the complications that prolonged thumb sucking can cause as well as some tips on how to get your child to break the habit. 

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You Asked, We Answered: Is My Child Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

August 27, 2021

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Teen girl smiling in dentist's treatment chair

With a high-quality camera in their pocket at all times and social media influencers creating an entirely new beauty standard, it’s not surprising that teens are more aware of their appearance than ever before. With that being said, it may still come as a shock to you when your child confides in you just how self-conscious they are about their smile. Now you probably have an important question on your mind, “Is my child too young for cosmetic dentistry?” Keep reading to learn the answer.

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Did Your Child Knock Out a Tooth? Here’s What to Do Next!

July 31, 2021

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Closeup of baby tooth in child's hand

Did you know that roughly 5 million teeth are avulsed each year? Yikes! Dental emergencies like these can be anxiety-inducing and painful, especially for your little one, which is why acting quickly is of the utmost importance. With this in mind, keep reading to learn what to do if your child knocks out a tooth.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants, Answered!

June 24, 2021

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Child in blue shirt smiling at school

To brush and floss properly, your little one may need a little (or a lot) of assistance, especially in the early stages. As their fine motor skills develop, they will become more and more proficient at cleaning all of the nooks and crannies in their mouth. Until then, dental sealants can provide their smile with the extra layer of protection they need to prevent cavities from developing. If you are interested in this preventive service but have a few questions before scheduling your child’s appointment, keep reading!

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4 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

May 2, 2021

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Tooth fairy

When a child loses a tooth for the first time, it is super exciting! It’s just another way that your child can see that they are growing up. It is also means that the tooth fairy will be making a visit to your home in order to leave a dollar or two in exchange for the baby tooth left under their pillow. This fun tradition has been going on for many years. A pediatric dentist shares some unique ways that you can welcome the tooth fairy into your child’s life.

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4 Reasons for Your Teen to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

April 28, 2021

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Teenager visiting her dentist for teens in Naperville

Do you have a teenager? It’s likely that they’ve already reminded you several times that they’re not a child anymore! However, just because they’re a little bit closer to adulthood doesn’t mean that their teeth and jaws have stopped growing. A pediatric dentist for teens has all the specialized training and experience needed to anticipate and treat the unique oral healthcare needs of teenagers as their smiles finish developing. Here are four great reasons why your teenager should visit a pediatric dentist!

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Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

March 30, 2021

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Closeup of toddler smiling with baby teeth

From their first gummy grin to their senior photos, your little one’s smile undergoes quite the transformation throughout the years. It’s natural to feel some anxiety over how exactly to care for your child’s teeth and gums, especially if you are a first-time parent. That’s why we are sharing four must-know facts about baby teeth! Keep reading to learn what they are.

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Wondering If Kids Can Get Gum Disease? Here’s the Answer!

February 27, 2021

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Dentist examining child's teeth and gums at dental checkup

Gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis, is a bacterial infection that destroys the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. In the early stages, it can cause red, puffy gums. In the later phases, however, it can lead to tooth loss. Currently, roughly 50% of American adults are struggling with this serious dental concern, but can kids be affected as well? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Keep reading to learn about the risk-factors, symptoms to look out for, and prevention tactics to protect your favorite smile!

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