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We Do School Exams!

With all of the crazy winter weather we've had, it's hard to imagine, but school registration is right around the corner!  As part of your child's kindergarten enrollment, the State of Illinois requires that your child be evaluated by a dentist. At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we're happy to complete your child's kindergarten dental exam form. At your child's dental visit, we will perform all of the requirements for school, and discuss any of our findings with you. We'll be sure to go over the following topics:

  • We will review your child's dental and medical histories. We will also discuss your child's diet and how it may affect ...

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Attention Parents: Come on Back!

The dental experience can be challenging for many people - adults included!  That's why at Palos Pediatric Dentistry we invite you to accompany your child throughout his visit at our office.  We have found this to be one of the best ways to reduce your child's anxiety and to help you understand all of the procedures that we do.  In order for your child to have the best possible dental experience, here are some of our recommendations:

Don't talk too much about the dental visit before the day of the appointment.  We have found that many children become anxious if they have more time to think about what might happen.  The ...

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Happy New Year!

Here's to a Healthy New Year!

Happy New Year from everyone at Palos Pediatric Dentistry! With the ringing in of a new year there are sure to be plenty of resolutions – to lose weight, eat healthy, spend less, make more, spend more time with the kids, the list goes on... But, one New Year's resolution that would be great for you and your kids is to “do as you wish your kids to do”. We're always nagging our kids to do more of this or less of that, but then many times we go on to do what we ask them not to do. ...

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My Son is Allergic to Peanuts!

As some of you may be aware, my son was diagnosed with peanut allergy last week. I must say that it has been a psychological and emotional roller coaster learning what food to get out of the house, what he can eat, what he can't eat, which restaurants have the highest chance of peanut contamination, what to do in case of emergency, where to carry an epi pen, and everything else that goes into having a young child with peanut allergy. But after all of the stress, I'm very grateful for all of the parents in my practice whose children have food allergies ...

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Thanksgiving with Children

Spending Thanksgiving with our children is an important time – we give thanks for the children who brighten our lives and give us purpose. We are also thankful for our health and well-being, and we have a chance to take a step back and appreciate everything that makes life wonderful. Thanksgiving is also a “food” holiday. We're blessed with a delicious feast on Thursday, and this provides a great opportunity to talk with our kids about food and food choices.

Take time this holiday season to cook with your kids. Start at the beginning – from planning the meal to shopping for ingredients and then finally preparing the feast. All to ...

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Kids, Computers, Television, and Teeth...

Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new policy guidelines about media usage in children. With the amount of time spent by children Children's Healthwatching TV, using Facebook, surfing the web, and texting, I think that establishing rules about media use for our kids is a great way to help keep them safe from some of the negative influences of the media.

Recent studies have shown that children ages 8-10 use media devices for 8 hours per day, while teenagers are spending more than 11 hours per day using ...

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Palos Pediatric Dentistry!

While you're out trick-or-treating with your little ghosts, goblins, and skeletons, here's a few tips to help keep you and your family safe:

  • Try to get out while it is still light out. But, be prepared just in case it gets dark before you get back home. Wear light-colored clothing so that you are visible to motorists. If your child has a dark-colored costume, use some reflective tape to make him more visible.

  • Bring a flashlight! Be sure that any vehicles approaching from in ...

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