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Trick or Treat! 10 Halloween Candy Alternatives to Save Young Smiles

October 6, 2021

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kids with pumpkin buckets for trick-or-treating

It’s that time of year again when trick-or-treaters are preparing to come door-to-door to fill their buckets with sugary sweets. While plenty of bowls will be full of every kind of candy imaginable, you may be thinking about other options that offer fun and excitement without the potential for cavities. Here are 10 Halloween candy alternatives you don’t have to feel guilty about handing out and young costume-wearers will love.


My Child Needs Dental X-Rays! Are They Safe?

September 10, 2021

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a child holding a tablet with her dental x-rays in Attleboro

If all dental problems existed above the gum line, there would be no need for dental X-rays; however, this is simply not the case. Too often, decay, damage, and infections occur in areas that cannot be seen by the naked eye. To see a complete view of a child’s oral cavity, special imaging equipment must be used. But is it safe? Will a child be exposed to high levels of radiation? Read on to hear from a pediatric dentist who explains why the dental X-rays used today are much safer when it comes to capturing your little one’s smile.


4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Dental Health

August 5, 2021

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little girl smiling after seeing children’s dentist

You want to ensure the health and longevity of your child’s smile. You make sure brushing and flossing are part of their normal daily routine, and you remain diligent in offering healthier snacks as opposed to those full of sugars and starches. But do you know everything there is about keeping your little one’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible? A pediatric dentist who offers children’s dentistry is here to share 4 facts about your child’s dental health that will make a difference in how you help them care for their pearly whites in the future.


How to Safely Pull Your Kid’s Loose Baby Teeth

July 19, 2021

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child smiling with lost baby teeth

If your little one is like most kids, they can’t wait to reach that next big milestone. They want to grow up and feel like a big kid as soon as possible. So it’s no surprise when your child wants to start losing teeth like their classmates. But does that mean you should pull their tooth right when it becomes loose? How long should you wait? Is there a safe way to remove a baby tooth? Read on to find out!


Teething Baby? 4 Ways to Help Them Achieve Better Sleep

June 3, 2021

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a baby lying in bed holding a teddy bear and teething in Hinsdale

As a parent, you might agree that teething can be an extremely difficult time for everyone in your home. Not only is your baby unhappy and uncomfortable because of the pain, but you are likely lacking the necessary sleep in an attempt to soothe and calm your little one. Because this time frame can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years, you may be desperate for effective solutions. Fortunately, your child’s pediatric dentist is here to offer beneficial tips that will help your baby achieve relief from the pain and better sleep.


3 Facts About Nursing That Can Benefit Your Child’s Oral Health

May 6, 2021

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a mother nursing her baby while sitting in a rocking chair

Do you have a baby at home? Are you choosing to breastfeed at this time? You may not realize it, but the decision to nurse your baby offers great benefits to their oral health. Although not all mothers opt to take this road when welcoming a child into the world, there are interesting facts that come with feeding your child naturally. In this article, your child’s pediatric dentist will discuss the link between nursing and oral health and the impact it can have on the future of their smile.


Why Facial Protection is Necessary to Keep Smiles Safe

April 4, 2021

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a young boy wearing football gear and preparing to insert a customized mouthguard to protect his teeth and gums

Did you know that April is National Facial Protection Month? With temperatures rising and children spending more of their time playing outside, you will want to take extra steps to keep them safe from more than just allergies. Whether they are riding bikes or engaging in sports, dental injuries can turn any beautiful day into one filled with panic and uncertainty. Fortunately, your child’s pediatric dentist is here to share what steps you can take as a parent to better protect their face and smile. Read on to learn more about the benefits of facial protection and customized mouthguards.


4 Ways to Prevent Gingivitis While Pregnant

March 6, 2021

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an up-close view of a woman exposing her lower gums that are red

Learning you are pregnant is an exciting event. From doctor’s appointments and baby names to nursery decorations and choosing the right stroller, your mind is likely focused on everything but your oral health. The hard reality is that the hormones and changes your body experiences over the next 9 months can wreak havoc on your gum health and raise your risk for pregnancy gingivitis. To prevent this from happening to you, hear from a pediatric dentist who shares 4 things you can do to better protect your soft oral tissues.


National Children’s Dental Health Month: 5 Ways to Keep Their Smile Shining Bright

February 2, 2021

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a young girl wearing a pink blouse and making a heart with her hands smiles

Are you looking for ways to encourage your child to embrace better oral hygiene? You’re not alone. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it is designed to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health starting at an early age. I understand this can be a difficult feat for some parents, as children often want to spend their time playing instead of focusing on oral health. As a pediatric dentist in Hinsdale, I am here to provide 5 tips that will help keep your child’s smile free of decay year-round.


Healthy Snacks to Keep Your Child’s Smile Cavity-Free

January 5, 2021

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a bowl full of colorful and healthy fruit

If your child is like most, they would much rather eat potato chips, candy, or other “non-healthy” snacks. Unfortunately, these cavity-causing foods in Hinsdale will only result in additional trips to the dentist’s office for fillings and/or dental crowns. To avoid spending additional time and money on restorative treatments and keep your child’s teeth looking and feeling their best, a pediatric dentist shares healthy treats they can enjoy that won’t ruin their smile.

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