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8 Fun Dental Crafts for Kids to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! The annual, month-long initiative is meant to promote the benefits of good oral health in children. In honor of the occasion, our Naperville pediatric dentistry practice is sharing eight fun dental health crafts for preschoolers. By diving into oral health in a creative, hands-on way, it will get little ones excited about caring for their smile. Read More

7 Ways Kids Can Improve Their Oral Health in 2021

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Happy New Year! If you made some resolutions this year, we have another one you can add to your list: improving your children’s oral health with excellent oral hygiene practices and smile-friendly habits. Oral health is so important and, in fact, it has a direct link to overall health, which is why teaching kids about caring for their teeth and gums early on is key. Our Naperville dentists for kids are here to help by sharing seven ways you can strengthen your child’s smile. Read More

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8 Tips for Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth

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We’ve covered everything from how to make brushing teeth fun to ways to get kids to brush their teeth for two full minutes but what about how to actually teach children the mechanics of brushing their teeth? Little ones aren’t born knowing how to wield a toothbrush. It’s something they need to learn and practice over time in order to effectively banish plaque and keep their teeth and gums healthy. Yet, for adults, it’s easy to take knowing how to brush your teeth for granted and it can seem surprisingly tough to show another person how to do it properly.   Read More

Don’t Listen To These 7 Myths About Baby Teeth

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Just like everything else with kids, their smile is constantly developing and evolving. From the time the first tooth erupts to the moment the final permanent tooth makes its debut, there are a lot of changes. With so much going on with children’s smiles, it’s no wonder a number of myths about kids’ teeth have cropped up over the years. Well, as pediatric dental specialists, we’re setting the record straight here at Innovative Pediatric Dentistry by debunking some of the common myths about baby teeth.  Read More

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Here’s How to Handle 6 Common Children’s Dental Emergencies

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Kids are always on the move and from a knocked out baby tooth to a chipped or fractured permanent tooth, sometimes, dental emergencies happen. Thankfully, when they do occur, with some quick thinking and action, children’s teeth can often be saved. To help you preserve your child’s smile in case of an injury or other concern, our Naperville pediatric dentists are sharing tips for handling common children’s dental emergencies.  Read More

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A COVID-19 Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

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As a new school year approaches, we know things can get hectic for busy parents. While the start of the year may look a little different this fall, once the homework starts rolling in and parents are juggling work, remote or hybrid learning and, eventually, in-person school, it’s a good idea to get prepared now to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. To help, the team here at Innovative Pediatric Dentistry is sharing our handy back-to-school checklist for parents.  Read More

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Our Annual Guide to Things to do With Kids in Naperville This Summer: Social Distancing Edition

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We usually share what to do with kids in Naperville throughout the year to give parents ideas for keeping tiny tots, children and teens entertained. While this summer will look a lot different, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun activities you can do with your kids locally or even in your own backyard while practicing social distancing. To help, we’re sharing our annual guide to things to do with kids in Naperville this summer.  Read More

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The Best and Worst Drinks for Kids’ Teeth

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While most of us know that giving our kids tons and tons of candy or cookies is bad for their teeth, it can be easy to overlook drinks and teeth. Yet, beverages can have a big impact on dental health too, particularly when they’re slowly sipped throughout the day, such as when you give a child a sippy cup or water bottle. That’s because then the teeth are constantly being bathed in whatever your child is drinking. As Naperville pediatric dentists, we try to encourage families to limit sugary drinks and stick with smile-friendly options. To help, we’re sharing the best and worst drinks for kids’ teeth. Read More