Palos Pediatric Dentistry


Now Offering - White Crowns for Kids!

You want the best for your kids.  And yet, some kids tend to be more cavity prone despite your best efforts.  For children with large cavities, the standard of care in pediatric dentistry has always been stainless steel crowns. While these crowns provide a very predictable outcome, they look like a chrome bumper! Children (and parents) are then left to live with the stigma of having poor dental health earlier in life. But now, there's an alternative!

Baby teeth are important - they allow your child to chew, smile, and speak.  They also help to preserve space for the erupting ...

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ADA Recommends X-rays at Custom Intervals

Guidelines published by the American Dental Association recommend that x-rays be prescribed by a dentist at intervals that are appropriate for each individual. In the past, many dental practices have followed the insurance reimbursement schedules in determining whether or not to take x-rays. This can lead to over-prescribing for some patients, and possibly under-prescribing for others.

Dental X-RaysAt Palos Pediatric Dentistry, part of every examination is a Caries Risk Assessment. We classify each child as being at low, medium, or high risk for developing dental decay in the future. Based on this assessment, ...

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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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