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My Kids Have Soft Teeth!

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I hear the same thing almost every day at my practice.  “I have soft teeth”, “I hope my kids don't get my teeth”, “I hope my kids get my husband's teeth”, and every variation you can think of.  Let me take a risk and hope you will take a leap of faith and read this entire post.

You probably don't have soft teeth.  And by probably, I mean that more than likely, you have perfectly normal teeth (there are a few rare genetic conditions that truly do cause “soft teeth”, but they are indeed very rare, and easily identified by an experienced dentist).  You MAY, however, be at a much higher ...

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Your Child's First Visit

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Children learn dental habits at a young age that can carry on through their childhood. While many parents think that teaching their children good oral hygiene isn’t important until they grow their adult teeth, this is actually far from the truth. Your child’s first dental visit should be about six months after their first teeth grow in to no later than three years old. Palos Pediatric Dentistry specializes in children’s dentistry and can help your child develop good dental hygiene habits early.

Importance of Early Dental Visit

They will be more comfortable with dentists – Many adults experience anxiety when they have to go to the dentist, so it is likely your ...

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Infant Diet Tips for Healthy Teeth

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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 ...

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Treating Your Child’s Cavities Without a Drill-- Introducing Silver Diamine Fluoride

We have seen some big changes here at Palos Pediatric Dentistry as of late! Over the last couple of months, Dr. Richard Facko and his dedicated team have had the opportunity to introduce and implement a treatment for cavities that serves as an alternative to the traditional “drill and fill”.

What is it? This treatment is known as Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, and ...

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Why do my children need a regular cleaning?

Children should start coming in to the dentist at a young ageWhen working with younger patients, a “cleaning” may have different meaning than for adults.  We employ several different methods of cleaning based on your child’s age, stage of development, and dental needs.  A “toothbrush prophylaxis” involves manually removing plaque from the surfaces of your child’s teeth with a toothbrush.  For very young or anxious children, this may be the most appropriate tool for cleaning teeth.  First, very young children typically have soft plaque that is easily removed with a toothbrush.  Also, this type of visit is less traumatic and welcomes your child ...

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National Children's Dental Health Month - Free Workshop for Parents!

To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, join us for a free workshop for parents!  If you have children from infants through teens, we've got tips to help keep them healthy.  Topics will be customized to attendees, but may include infant/toddler diet, pacifier and thumb sucking habits, mouthguards for sports, dental trauma, and cavity prevention.  Space is limited, call to register today!

February 25, 2014, 7pm

7440 W College Dr in Palos Heights!

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Halloween Coloring Contest!

What better way to celebrate our Grand Opening than with a Halloween Coloring Contest?!  Everyone's little ghouls and goblins can enter our contest.  A link to the coloring page can be found on our Homepage.  Please call our office to be sure we are open when you are dropping off your child's coloring page - alternatively, you can leave it in our mailbox at the front door!  Just be sure to print your name, your child's name, and a phone number where you can be reached.  Up for grabs this year - a Kids Sonicare Toothbrush goodie basket!  Need to make an appointment for your child's first visit?  Call our ...

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