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Baby Teething Guide: Signs, Remedies and What to Expect

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When your baby’s first tiny tooth makes its appearance, it’s a momentous occasion! As Naperville pediatric dentists, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a little one’s smile take shape. Yet, for parents, we know that baby teething often involves a few sleepless nights, uncertainty and lots of drool. To help give you peace of mind and make sure your child’s teething experience goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a baby teething guide. We’re covering everything from the typical baby teeth order to the safest teething remedies. Let’s get started!
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Innovative Dental Partners Has Won a Best of Naperville Award for the 10th Year in a Row!

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Naperville Magazine, a sister publication of Chicago Magazine, gave us the great news that readers voted us the “Best Dentist” in Naperville for the 10th consecutive year! The team here at Innovative Dental Partners, known as Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, Innovative Orthodontic Centers and Naperville Dental Specialists, is so humbled to be recognized by the community! Read More

Pediatric Dental Advancements

5 Pediatric Dental Advancements We’re Most Excited About

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The field of pediatric dentistry is constantly evolving. When working with kids, comfort, efficiency, safety and conservative treatments are the name of the game. Of course, this holds true for adults too but starting children off on the right foot with dental visits and making the experience stress-free for both patients and parents is especially important. At Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, we invest in proven, modern equipment and materials to make appointments safer, speedier, more effective and more enjoyable. Our Naperville pediatric dentists stay up to date on the latest and greatest in technology and our practice is known for its advanced approach to care (and our fun, friendly office too!). So, what is the future of pediatric dentistry shaping up to be? Here are a few pediatric dental advancements we’re most excited about:

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Pediatric Dental Technology

Everything You Should Know About Our Pediatric Dental Technology

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As a Naperville pediatric dental practice, we aim to make visits fun, engaging and exciting for kids because when they love going to the dentist, they’ll be more likely to maintain good oral hygiene for life. However, having positive dental experiences goes beyond things like toys, our awesome arcade game room and movie theater, our caring team and the inviting atmosphere and also includes ensuring procedures are safe, quick, comfortable and effective. That’s why at Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, our practice is decked out with proven, advanced pediatric dental technology. These amazing diagnostic and treatment tools help us provide outstanding care, while making visits stress-free for both kids and parents. Here are some of the innovations you’ll find at our Naperville children’s dental practice: Read More

May the Fourth Star Wars Characters Quiz

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At Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, when it comes to our favorite things, of course, smiles are number one but Star Wars is pretty high up there on the list too. Who doesn’t wish they could travel to “a galaxy far, far away?” Plus, Naperville is home to some serious fans. The Naperville Public Library’s 95th Street branch even hosts a hugely popular annual Star Wars Day of its own in September. Well, this year, we’ll be commemorating Stars Wars Day, May the fourth, at the office. Read More

Naperville Pediatric Dental Office Wins Best of Naperville Award

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Naperville Pediatric Dental Office Wins Best of Naperville Award

ThankYouWinnerNaperville, IL (July 28, 2017) Naperville Magazine, a sister publication to Chicago Magazine, just announced that Innovative Pediatric Dentistry has been voted Best Dentist in Naperville. Each year the magazine recognizes the leaders in 40 different categories of Naperville’s community from Best Fitness Club, Best Investment Advisor, even Best Martini. As sister companies, Naperville Dental SpecialistsInnovative Pediatric Dentistry and Innovative Orthodontic Centers received the winning votes for Best Dentist, which will be announced in the August edition of magazine. Read More

Dental Tips For Parents of Special Needs Children

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Dental Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children

When you have a child with special needs, having them practice good dental hygiene is another everyday activity that may be difficult for you and your family. A lot of developmental conditions can affect the health and placement of your child’s teeth and gums. There are some steps that you can follow that will make dental hygiene practices easier for your child. Read More

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Through Dental Emergencies

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Five Ways to Help Your Child Through Dental Emergencies

Kid’s emergencies can happen at any time, especially dental emergencies. Dental emergencies tend to happen more frequently during summer or vacations when kids are active and participating in physical activities such as playing sports, jumping on a trampoline and riding bikes. During an emergency, it is critical that you as a parent remain calm and reassure your child that everything will be ok. The following will outline five common dental injuries and how you should react if they happen in your family.
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Tongue Thrust

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Tongue Thrust

All babies have a tongue thrust or reverse swallow when they are younger. When a baby swallows, his tongue pushes forward toward his gums or front teeth. When a baby is being feed pureed food, his tongue pushes forward while pushing some of the food back out of his mouth. The adult scoops the food off of his lips and puts it back in his mouth. The cycle continues on and on until all of the food is gone. As babies grow older and more mature, they will learn how to swallow with their lips closed and how to move the food back towards the throat with a mature swallow.
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