Glen Ellyn Pediatric Dentistry Blog

4 Books to Help Your Child Feel Less Anxious about the Dentist

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gepediatric @ 4:46 pm
Young girl high-fiving dentist in exam room

As a parent, teaching your child about what happens at the dentist may feel complicated or stressful. The last thing you want to do is scare them, but having a stranger poke around in your mouth doesn’t exactly sound comfortable. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources that can make your job easier. Here are 4 children’s books about going to the dentist that can help your child feel less anxious about their appointment.


Can My Child Safely Use a Teething Ring?

July 12, 2023

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parent smiling and holding baby using a teething ring

In their initial year of life, children experience teething as their first set of teeth starts emerging from their gums. While this is a natural process, it’s often uncomfortable, and many infants find it difficult to handle the associated discomfort. However, are you aware that using a teething ring can offer a helpful and secure way to alleviate this discomfort? Your pediatric dentist can provide more insights about these special teething toys along with some guidance on their proper usage.


3 Facts About Children’s Dentistry Parents Should Know

May 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — gepediatric @ 12:02 am
child giving a thumbs up at dentist's office

From the eruption of their first tooth to the time they become responsible for their own dental care, your child’s smile undergoes significant transformations. It is during these developmental stages that proper oral care becomes crucial in ensuring their dental health and overall well-being. As your child grows, their dental needs evolve, and it’s crucial to instill good oral health habits early on. Here are three lesser-known facts about children’s dentistry that can help you support your child on their oral health journey.


Why Does My Child Have Sensitive Teeth?

April 6, 2023

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child eating an ice cream cone

You may have seen ads for toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth, that stinging feeling you may have experienced when biting into something hot or cold. These products work extremely well at alleviating sensitivity that may be associated with thinning enamel.

However, you may have noticed that just about all of these commercials are aimed at adults—if your child starts to complain of sensitive teeth, you might not necessarily know what to do. If you’re wondering why that may be and what you can do for them, here’s some information you might find helpful.


The History of Pediatric Dentistry

February 14, 2023

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child smiling and giving thumbs up while visiting pediatric dentist

When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, visiting your dentist is one of the most important parts. These biannual visits allow you to keep your smile in good condition and avoid oral health problems. Even so, children require different care than adults. That’s why a pediatric dentist is the best fit for your little one’s smile since they have specific expertise in growing grins. Keep reading to learn about how pediatric dentistry has evolved over time.


How Does Juice Affect Children’s Teeth?

December 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gepediatric @ 5:48 pm
Child smiling while holding a glass of juice

Most children love juice, and many parents are eager to let their children enjoy this beverage because it often has helpful vitamins in it. But have you thought about how juice might be affecting your child’s teeth? Read on below to learn how this popular treat might be harming your little one’s smile. You will also discover practical tips to prevent damage to your child’s teeth.


Things a Parent Should Know About Baby Teeth

September 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — gepediatric @ 9:20 am
A baby showing baby teeth

If you’re a first-time parent, you probably feel both excited and anxious. You have a new bundle of joy, on the one hand, which is lovely. On the other, though, you may not know how best to care for them. Luckily, your dentist can help you with (at least) one aspect of babyhood – your tot’s pearly whites! To that end, here’s a guide to things a parent should know about their little one’s baby teeth.


Academic Performance and Oral Health: How a Healthy Smile Can Help Your Child in School

August 17, 2022

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happy kid with good oral health and good academic performance

If you’re like most parents, you want your child to have a wonderful life. You want them to succeed and achieve great things, and that path often starts with a strong education and doing well academically. Several recent studies have found that children with poor oral health tend to have lower grades than those with healthy smiles. But what is the connection between academic performance and oral health? How can you give your child the best chances of excelling in school? Keep reading to find out!