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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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Welcome to our New Website!

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.

As a parent of young children, I often get asked the question: “At what age ...

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