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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. 


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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!


How to Optimize Your Child’s Dental Insurance Coverage Before the End of the Year

November 19, 2020

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Young girl giving dentist high-five in treatment chair

Your child’s routine checkups and cleanings play a crucial role in the health of their smile. However, since exams alone can cost upwards of $300, these routine appointments add up quickly. Fortunately, that’s where children’s dental insurance coverage comes in! Here’s how to get the most out of their benefits while making sure that their mouth remains healthy into the new year.


5 Ways to Make Losing Baby Teeth Less Scary for Your Child

October 13, 2020

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Little girl holding tooth is shocked at losing baby teeth

For most kids, losing baby teeth is an exciting rite of passage that means they’re growing up. However, for some children, the idea of having a tooth fall out is scary and traumatic. While this isn’t an unusual reaction, you can help make this normal process less anxiety-inducing and more fun with a few simple tips! Read on as your Naperville dentist shares five ways to make losing baby teeth less scary for your son or daughter!

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