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Featured Image For Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth
03-23-2021

Starting a daily oral health care routine with your little one is important but can also be a challenge. Toothbrushing is a new experience and can be a struggle for babies/toddlers and their parents to get the job done.  We constantly get questions about brushing and how to help babies/toddlers learn to love brushing – […]

Featured Image For Halitosis in Children – what can be causing this?
02-17-2021

My child has bad breath, so what is causing this? We get this question frequently! Bad breath is common for both kids and adults. Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is caused by many different factors. Here are some common causes of bad breath: Leftover food and plaque – adequate brushing and flossing not only […]

Featured Image For New Year, New Teeth! – Teething 101
01-13-2021

Whether your baby is 6 months old or 6 years old, it seems like new teeth are always coming in! Tooth eruption starts in infancy around 6 months old but this can vary from child to child – some children start teething earlier and some later, but every eruption pattern is different from person to […]

Featured Image For Orthodontics – When is a good time for my child to see an orthodontist?
11-17-2020

We hear it more and more frequently – “my friend has braces, will I need braces?” So when is a good time for kids to go see an orthodontist? Every patient is different! Our development is all on different tracks so there is not one correct answer. According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, a […]

Featured Image For Candy – what’s best for our teeth?
10-21-2020

Halloween is right around the corner and we all deserve a sweet treat! But how can candy affect our teeth? Here are some helpful tips from Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry when choosing and eating candy. Drink tons of water! While all sugary treats (candy and snacks) can aid in the formation of cavities, drinking water […]

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09-14-2020

General Anesthesia or “sleep” sedation is a service provided by one of our board certified pediatric dentists at Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry, Frankfort, IL.  Our pediatric dentists strive to provide quality dental care for children. In some cases, a child’s cognitive level, age, or dental needs require the assistance of general anesthesia.   General Anesthesia […]

Featured Image For What’s this spot on my tooth? – Enamel Hypoplasia or Hypomineralization
08-19-2020

WHAT’S THIS SPOT?! WHAT’S ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA OR HYPOMINERALIZATION?! In this dental defect, the enamel, or outer layer of the tooth, doesn’t develop properly. This can cause the tooth to become chalky-looking or discolored. This condition is called Enamel Hypoplasia or Hypomineralization, because the enamel, who’s role is to cover and protect the surface of the […]

Featured Image For The Importance of a Child’s Dental Cleaning
07-20-2020

At Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry, routine dental cleanings are important for our patient’s little smiles. Home care such as brushing and flossing play a big role in maintaining oral health, but we also need to visit our dentist to make sure we are finding all of those sugar bugs! What are we looking for during […]

Featured Image For Covid-19 Infection Control and Safety During Your Dental Visit
05-09-2020

In our last Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry blog post, we discussed how Covid-19 is effecting dental patients and offices. As we know, Covid-19 is transmitted via respiratory droplets and touching contaminated droplets-transferring them to your eyes, nose, mouth. As pediatric dentists, we are learning how we can improve our infection control protocols and our facility! […]

Featured Image For COVID-19 and Dental Care
04-22-2020

Covid-19 has interrupted many things – school, birthdays, work, weddings-including a visit to the dentist. Across the nation, dental offices are postponing dental treatments because the American Dental Association (ADA) and Center of Disease Control (CDC) have asked all dental offices to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries. But why? There are many things we are […]

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