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Each visit is an opportunity to create a positive dental experience for our little ones! And part of creating a positive experience for our Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry patients is using “kid-friendly” dental terms. This makes unfamiliar dental instruments and equipment more inviting and relatable. Check out this list of some of our Bite Size […]

Featured Image For Thumb-Sucking & Pacifier Habits

Does your little one suck their thumb when they are nervous, scared, tired or even bored? Or do they use a pacifier to soothe? Thumb-sucking and pacifier use, which is also known as non-nutritive sucking, is completely normal! But while these habits have a calming effect for our kiddos, they also can cause future dental […]

Featured Image For New Year, New Dental Habits!

We have all said it – “New year, new me!” But what about starting a little smaller, like “New year, new dental habits!” While starting healthy dental routines any time of the year is great, there is no time like the fresh start of a new year to really focus on healthy habits. Here are […]

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Oral hygiene routines are important for everyone, whether you have 1 tooth or 32 teeth! But how does having braces change your oral hygiene needs? It is common for orthodontic brackets to collect more food and plaque and require more attention and time to care for. We have some tips to help you with your […]

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Your little bundle of joy has arrived and you are balancing feeding schedules, sleep, diaper changes and remembering to take care of yourself! While we can’t be there to help with your daily routine of life with a baby, we can help you with your baby’s (future) teeth! For parents of babies, a common question […]

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Brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist at Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry in Frankfort, IL and Oak Lawn, IL are some of the best ways to keep a healthy smile. But our diet also plays a huge role in our dental health! Eating foods like fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and calcium-rich foods like cheese […]

Featured Image For Why Should I Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

The question, “can’t my kids just see our family dentist?” is commonly asked. The simple answer – yes! kids can see a general family dentist. But did you know that pediatric dentists receive 2 to 3 more years of specialized training after dental school to practice dentistry specifically geared towards children?  Our Bite Size dentists […]

Featured Image For Sugary Drinks & Our Teeth

While daily brushing and flossing and visits to your pediatric dentists at Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry are important for dental health, our diets also play a big role in protecting our teeth. We all love a little candy, cookies, and cupcakes for a treat but we can’t forget about drinks like soda, chocolate milk and […]

Featured Image For How do I motivate my child to brush their teeth?

What is a task that many kids don’t enjoy and need a little motivation to complete? Brushing and flossing! Our Bite Size pediatric dentists are frequently asked how to help kids enjoy taking care of their teeth. Here are some of our tips to help make daily brushing fun! let your child pick their tools […]

Featured Image For Mixed Dentition – what does this look like?

The time has come – your child has a wiggly tooth! They are now at the age where baby teeth will exfoliate (get loose and come out) and adult teeth are moving into their new home. This exciting time generally occurs around age 5 or 6, but it is always important to remember that each […]


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