As a parent of a special needs child, you have to juggle many different priorities for their overall well-being. Not the least of which is their dental health! Since kids with special needs often face unique challenges to their smile, it’s worth it to start with prevention as early as possible. Keep reading to learn how special needs pediatric dentistry prevents and manages various dental conditions to ensure your child has a healthy smile!
May 12, 2019
April 15, 2019
As an adult, visiting the dentist is a routine that helps you feel refreshed and clean. For a child, the dentist’s office is scary and unknown. You want them to have a good relationship with their oral health so they can maintain a bright and beautiful smile into adulthood. Encouraging them to associate a visit to the pediatric dentist with a fun learning environment can help their experience be more enjoyable and make the visit easier for everybody involved. Learn about ways you can ease your child’s worries and fears and start establishing a positive relationship with their oral health.
March 16, 2019
It’s normal for children of a young age to be anxious in new situations, such as getting their haircut or starting preschool, and when meeting new adults. But it doesn’t haven’t to be that way for when you take your child to the dentist! Although it may take a few visits for them to fully get used to the dentist, you can do quite a bit to make these appointments much more enjoyable and set them on the path to good oral health in the future. Check out these six helpful tips from your pediatric dentist in Hinsdale for helping your child get ready for their dental visits. (more…)
February 11, 2019
Parents feel guilt over a lot of things and question their parenting countless times throughout the day. Are the kids watching too much television? Are they spending too much time in front of a touchscreen? Are they getting the nutrition they need? When your young child gets a cavity, you probably wonder if it is your fault. Well, there are many different factors that can contribute to their tooth decay. However, regardless of how well or poorly you’ve taken care of your child’s dental health in the past, now in February—National Children’s Dental Health Month—is a great time to recommit to doing better and teaching your child to care for their teeth. Here are three things you can do to promote your child’s dental health in the future. (more…)
January 28, 2019
Getting your kids to take care of their oral health can be a real challenge, but did you know that good oral healthcare habits now will increase their chances of taking care of their teeth in the future? Thankfully, your pediatric dentist in Hinsdale has some simple yet beneficial oral healthcare tips that you can teach your children. That way, you can keep their pearly whites looking and feeling great while setting them up for oral health success down the road.
December 1, 2018
The holidays are here, and you know what that means? Visions of sugarplums are sure to be dancing in your children’s heads as they await all of the yummy seasonal treats. But, did you know there are some stocking stuffers that you can give your kids to help them take care of their teeth? Keep reading to learn 7 fun and healthy stocking stuffers to make sure your children get through the holiday season in good oral health.
November 4, 2018
Every year from Halloween through Christmas, there are endless candies, sweet treats and desserts around that make the season feel fun and festive for kids and adults alike. But, unfortunately, all that sugar can really wreak havoc on your child’s oral health. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks they can still enjoy the holidays without needing major dental work from a pediatric dentist in Hinsdale. Keep reading for 5 tips to make sure their smiles stay healthy this holiday season!
October 1, 2018
It’s important to treat cavities before they lead to more serious issues, but do you know what’s even better than that? The ability to prevent cavities in the first place. That’s where fluoride comes in! Fluoride is a natural mineral that can protect your children’s teeth against cavities and decay (which young ones are extremely susceptible to). Keep reading to learn about this tooth defending chemical and its benefits from your pediatric dentist in Hinsdale.
September 1, 2018
Are you tired of toiling with your child’s toothbrushing? Unfortunately, children don’t know the importance of good oral healthcare like we do, which can make brushing for your loved ones tougher than it should be. No need to worry! Your kid’s dentist in Hinsdale has some tips and tricks for parents on how to make brushing easier and even fun for your son or daughter.
August 21, 2018
If your child gets into the habit of brushing their teeth when they’re still very young, they can reap a lifetime of benefits. However, you shouldn’t just go to the local grocery store, pick up any old toothbrush, and tell your child to use it. Dr. Mira Albert is here to offer some handy tips on how to choose the ideal tooth-cleaning tool for your little one.