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
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
When do kids start losing teeth? That’s one of the most frequently asked questions at Innovative Pediatric Dentistry. It’s understandable because losing baby teeth is a big milestone! In addition to visits from the Tooth Fairy, it also means the permanent teeth will be making their debut and these teeth are meant to last a lifetime. In this post, we’ll be covering: Read More
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
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
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
As a Naperville kid’s dentist, we’ve gotten to know a lot of moms and many of our team members are moms themselves. So, we have the inside scoop on the best Chicago mom bloggers. From fashion and lifestyle-focused bloggers to those sharing helpful parenting hacks, we’re highlighting a few of our favorites: Read More
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
With schools still closed and playdates temporarily on hold, we know it can be tough to keep kids engaged and entertained. Well, the team at Innovative Pediatric Dentistry is here to help! We’ve rounded up some super fun projects for kids to do at home while you’re social distancing. From DIY experiments to arts and crafts with household items, these ideas will add a little excitement to your child’s day.
At Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to the safety of our patients and staff. We are very excited to start seeing our patients again, and we have put in place advanced protocols to make your visit safe. Please read below for a quick introduction to these steps, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Facemasks & Hand Sanitizer
Every patient will be asked to wear a face mask or facial covering and to thoroughly disinfect their hands before entering the clinical area of our practice.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient
A quick health questionnaire along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
One Parent or Guardian Only
For now, we request just one parent or guardian to accompany a patient up to the office entrance. For patients 3 years old and younger, one parent or guardian will be required in the treatment room.
Each day, one person will be designated to guide our Commitment to Safety. This includes greeting patients, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and overall monitoring.
Please brush your teeth before arriving at the office. Our brushing stations are temporarily paused.
No Magazines or Activities
We temporarily paused our kidzFlix cinema, kidzCave arcade room, iBar and coffee & tea stations. This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.
Social Distancing in Effect
Our treatment chairs are all spaced 6 feet apart, so there’s plenty of room between patients.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
Enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting protocols are in place to keep you safe and healthy.
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
As always, we will continue our high-level disinfection between patients, hospital grade sterilization of instruments, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
Every patient will be asked to rinse with antiseptic mouth rinse prior to treatment.
Please reschedule your appointment if anyone in your household has been sick in the last 14 days.
Advanced Staff Training & Health Checks
Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge to provide safe dental care. Each day, we complete health checks for our team with no-touch temperature checks and a quick set of questions.
Thank you for your understanding as we work together to achieve your best smile! As the situation continues to progress, we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening in the office. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Innovative Pediatric Dentistry Team