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"Bottlemouth Syndrome" - What It Is and Why It Happens

Bottlemouth syndrome is a type of tooth decay that occurs in very young children typically during infancy and when they are toddlers. It is the result of exposure to sugary liquids such as juice, or even milk for long periods of time, usually carried around in a bottle or used at night or during naps. Bottlemouth syndrome usually leads to decay of baby teeth and may require complex dental care or even oral surgery for your child. Your Oak Lawn pediatric dentist explains how you can protect your child's oral health and prevent bottlemouth syndrome.

The Importance of Baby Teeth

Your child's gums and baby teeth are the foundation for the adult ...

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Early Oral Health Habits

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Pediatric Oral Health in Palos Heights

Tooth decay is exceedingly common in children, which means that keeping up with your child’s oral health is extremely important, especially in their first few weeks. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics report that tooth decay is the most common chronic children’s disease in the county.

Since preventing this disease begins even just in the first weeks of your baby’s life, many parents talk about the best prevention methods with a pediatrician. Here’s some great tips for preventing tooth decay in your infant:

  • Check the teeth: Be sure to check on the baby teeth regularly. The teeth should be all one color, so if ...

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Infant Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth

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Infant Oral Health in Palos Heights

Having a newborn at home is one of the most exciting times in life!  And, it's certainly one of the most stressful.  There's about a million things to think about with a newborn, and often teeth are pretty low on the list of concerns (since they don't have any yet!). BUT, the dietary preferences that we develop at a very young age have been shown to stick with us throughout our lives. While this may seem overwhelming – what you feed your infant can affect her whole life – it's also a great opportunity to help shape a healthy lifestyle from the very beginning.

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Welcome to our New Website!

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Palos Pediatric Dentistry Grand Opening!

It is hard to believe that the grand opening of our Palos office is happening in one week! We have been busy preparing and ordering all of the supplies, instruments, uniforms, and kid prizes, but we are most excited this week about the launch of our new website! Please take a moment to check it out. Our goal by providing a website is to give you some background information about our philosophy at Palos Pediatric Dentistry, as well as to help answer any questions you may have prior to your first visit.

Caring for Your Infant's Oral Health 

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