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Featured Image For Panoramic Xrays & Missing/Extra Teeth

The question of “why do you take xrays on baby teeth, aren’t they going to fall out?” is common in pediatric dentistry. And while xrays are used for many purposes in dentistry, panoramic xrays are a great tool for dentists to view the entire mouth in one image – both the top and bottom jaw. […]

Featured Image For Mouthguards & sports drinks – how to protect our teeth while playing sports

Springtime is back in full swing which means many sports are starting up! While participating in sports is fun and a great way to get some exercise, it’s very important to take care of your teeth at the same time! Mouthguards  Mouthguards have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of sports related mouth injuries. […]

Featured Image For Tips for Brushing Baby & Toddler Teeth

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?

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

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?

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?

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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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

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

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 […]


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