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Brush Pediatric Dentistry Blog

The Lifespan of Baby Teeth: When Do They Erupt & Fall Out?

July 10, 2024

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a mom cleaning her baby's teeth

Children seem to grow up so incredibly fast. Two major markers of time for many parents are the eruption of their children’s baby teeth (primary teeth) and when they fall out, signaling their little one’s growth and development. During these times, routine visits to their pediatric dentist are crucial to make sure their oral structure is developing properly. Learn about your child’s dental health and development below, like when you can expect their first teeth to emerge and fall out, and how to tackle teething discomfort.

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What Can You Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit?

June 18, 2024

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a child having their teeth cleaned by a pediatric dentist

Parenthood is a joy, but it can also be incredibly stressful, especially when it comes to experiencing firsts– like their first ever visit with their pediatric dentist in Hinsdale. Although you may feel anxious about what’s to come, including how your little one will react when they first hop into the treatment chair, opting to see an experienced specialist who only works with children is a great way to alleviate some nervousness. Another way is to learn what you can expect during the visit and how to prepare your child, which you can read more about below!

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Is Your Child Ready for Their First Electric Toothbrush?

May 14, 2024

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a child holding a toothbrush up to their mouth

The best toothbrush for your child is the one they are excited to use! As they get older and start to take care of their dental health more independently, you may find them asking about whether they can get an electric toothbrush just like yours. Knowing the best time to make this upgrade can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure what factors to consider before you tell them “yes!” Before making this costly investment, read on for some important details that could help determine whether your little one is ready for an electric toothbrush.

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A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Dental Health: 4 Facts to Know

April 16, 2024

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a parent brushing their child's teeth

As a parent, there’s no way you can know everything about your child’s oral development and risk factors to keep an eye out for. However, having trusted experts in your life, like your child’s pediatric dentist in Hinsdale, will allow you to make decisions about their health that you feel confident in. Read on to learn four important facts about children’s dental health and development so you can continue enjoying their precious healthy grin for years to come!

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Swap These Easter Basket Sweets for Cavity-Free Fun

March 15, 2024

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a child with bunny ears on hunting for Easter eggs

Easter Sunday is just two weeks away, which means you’re likely trying to brainstorm how you’re going to design your child’s Easter basket and what you will include in it. While the occasional sweet isn’t going to harm their smile, if you load their basket up with sticky treats that they’ll be snacking on for a month, it could lead to cavities. Read on for some creative small gift ideas for your child this Easter that will be just as exciting as candy, but that won’t lead to a trip to the pediatric dentist!  

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4 Ways You Can Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 8, 2024

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a mom brushing her child's teeth

Did you know that this February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)? Sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness of the importance of children’s dental health, this month is intended to educate parents and caregivers on how to teach good hygiene habits. Read on to learn more about the history of National Children’s Dental Health Month and four ways you can celebrate!

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3 Reasons Routine Dental Visits are Important for Children

January 10, 2024

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a child having his teeth cleaned

The supportive structures of your child’s smile begin developing in gestation, and before you know it, their teeth will erupt and they’ll be ready to eat solid foods! Once they get older, they may require braces or be at a higher risk of developing cavities due to their diet or underlying medical conditions. All of these developments can be not only explained, but also closely overseen by a pediatric dentist at preventive visits! Read on to learn three reasons you should take your little one in for routine checkups and cleanings early on.

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4 Stocking Stuffers to Boost the Health of Your Favorite Smile

December 14, 2023

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a Christmas stocking hanging on a fireplace mantle

Stocking stuffers are one of the hardest types of gifts to shop for, especially because most people don’t want to get their children gifts that they’re likely to just throw away! The best type of stocking stuffer is one that has a purpose, like dental hygiene products. Although those words would cause any child’s eyes to glaze over, you’ll be surprised at how many fun, exciting toothbrushes and other items are on the shelves to boost their desire to take care of their precious little smile. Read on for four great stocking stuffer ideas that can help prevent cavities and encourage your child to feel proud of their grin!  

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Let Your Child Gobble-Gobble These Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods!

November 13, 2023

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a child eating Thanksgiving dinner

One of the most exciting parts of Thanksgiving and the holiday season is all of the foods that your child will get to eat. From homemade cookies and pies to ham, turkey, and a smorgasbord of delicious sides, your child is sure to be full and satisfied after dinner. However, one factor you may not be considering is how certain popular holiday foods will impact their oral health. Some can lead to a greater risk of cavities, while others can actually ward off the threat of common oral health issues. Read on to learn which Thanksgiving classics can boost their dental development.

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4 Tips to Help Your Child Avoid Cavities This Halloween 

October 3, 2023

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a child holding a bucket of Halloween candy

Halloween is just around the corner, meaning within a couple of weeks, your little one will have a mountain of their favorite treats in the house, ranging from gummies and caramel to chocolate. When left to their own devices, they’ll likely be tempted to snack on their Halloween candy throughout the day, but this could lead to the development of pesky cavities. Read on for four tips to help your child avoid developing cavities this Halloween.

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