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Should you worry about your child’s teeth grinding?

October 23, 2014

Tooth grinding in children

Occasionally parents will reach out to us because they’ve been alarmed by the sounds their children make while sleeping.  It’s not uncommon for children to grind their teeth, especially during sleep.  In fact, some estimates put that number close to 33%.  Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is most common when baby teeth begin to emerge and…
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Healthy Habits for your Kids

October 15, 2014

Your kids’ teeth problems are usually quite common, and usually not serious. Most importantly, according to Colgate, all children’s teeth and gum issues are fixable. You may have the toughest kid on the block, but even if your little boy or girl is able to handle themselves in the playground, your dentist will tell you…
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Bruxism Could Be To Blame for Your Childs Earaches

October 1, 2014

Bruxism, or tooth grinding, is a condition caused by stress and anxiety, but bruxism can also occur in children. According to the American Dental Association, bruxism is common in children. Experts say that three out of every ten kids will clench or grind their teeth. Bruxism has been reported in about twenty percent of kids…
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What You and Your Kids Should Know about Tooth Decay

September 15, 2014

According to your Web MD, quite a few things can cause tooth decay, and if you want your kids to grow up with less fillings than you did, pay close attention to the list below. If your children have had lots of cavities in the past, chances are, they will have them in the future….
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Seven Tips for a Healthy Mouth

September 1, 2014

According to the American Dental Association and your dentist, taking your son or daughter to the dentist doesn’t have to be a nightmare, in fact, when you visit a dentist who specializes in pediatric dentistry it can actually be a fun experience. The most important thing to remember is to prepare your child before each…
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Oral Piercings Can Cause Problems for Teeth and Gums

August 15, 2014

These days teens are fascinated with tattoos and body piercings, and while these 21st century fads seem to be all the rage, but your dentist will tell you that there are some things that both you and your teen should be aware of, especially if your son or daughter has been considering oral piercing. According…
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Put Dental Check Up On Your To Do List Before School Starts

August 1, 2014

It won’t be long before the kids are back in school, but if you neglected to schedule an appointment with your kid’s dentist in Chicago, do it today. Not all tooth decay causes pain. In fact, if your son or daughter has older fillings, dental caries could be hiding underneath. Children of all ages can…
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Teaching Your Kids the Dangers of Smoking

July 15, 2014

As hard as it may seem to believe, kids are still taking up smoking. In fact, your Pediatric Dentist will tell you that tweens and teens are puffing cigarettes and chewing smokeless tobacco products more than ever. Hookah pipes are becoming increasingly popular with teenagers and are just as dangerous as other tobacco products. Although…
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