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Why X-Rays Are Important
09/16/2019
At Yummy Dental, our mission is to help children throughout Glenview, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and greater Chicago achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through comprehensive orthodontic and pediatric dental treatment. We use a wide range of techniques and technologies to create those smiles for our patients, but few are as important or as ubiquitous as the x-ray. X-rays play a critical role in everything from routine dental check-ups to Invisalign, and if you're curious about why your child might need an x-ray at the dentist's office, we'd love to cast some light on the matter.
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Best Foods for Kids With Braces
06/18/2019
Braces for kids can be a big adjustment - and not just the kind that occurs when your orthodontist tightens the archwire. While wearing braces, children's diets need to change. Your Northbrook children’s orthodontist from Yummy Dental is here to give you advice on what to feed your kids with braces.
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How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for Kids
04/17/2019
Toothpaste today comes in every flavor, color, shape, and size you could want. But when it comes to selecting toothpaste for your child, there’s no easy choice. Regularly visiting your Chicago pediatric dentist is the most important thing you can do for your child’s dental health. However, picking the right toothpaste is an important component in creating a healthy smile.
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What To Expect From Your Child’s First Dental Visit
What To Expect From Your Child’s First Dental Visit
01/09/2019
At Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids in Chicago & Glenview, IL, our expert pediatric dentists and orthodontists believe that your baby deserves to grow up with a healthy smile! As the leading pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice in the greater Highland Park area, we offer comprehensive care to children and infants of all ages, providing a comfortable and welcoming office environment that helps the whole family feel at ease!
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Should I Floss My Child’s Teeth?
Should I Floss My Child’s Teeth?
01/09/2019
At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics For Kids, we are proud to provide parents all across the Chicago area with the knowledge they need to help their child maintain healthy teeth and gums! From discovering the power of preventative oral care, to learning the importance of administering a strict oral hygiene routine at home, it’s our mission to ensure that your child is receiving the high-quality dental treatments they deserve!
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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
11/17/2018
Dental treatment is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy smile, and that goes double for kids. Maintaining consistent dental checkup appointments is vital to ensuring healthy dental development, as it's the best way to monitor for any issues in your child's dental development and ensure they get the treatment they need for a healthy smile.
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How To Stop Thumb Sucking
09/14/2018
The sucking response is a natural instinct that provides comfort for infants and babies, but if the habit continues past age 3 or 4, it can start to cause problems with the teeth. Over time, prolonged thumb sucking can cause an orthodontic problem called an open bite, where the upper and lower front teeth fail to meet when the mouth is closed. As your Northbrook pediatric dentist and orthodontist, we at Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids wanted to provide some tips for breaking the habit of prolonged thumb sucking
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The importance of nighttime brushing.
The Importance Of Nighttime Brushing
07/03/2018
At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics For Kids, Chicago’s kid’s dentist, we want all of our patients to have a strong nighttime oral hygiene routine, no matter how little they are. Our dentists and staff understand it can be difficult, especially for the young ones. But, if we set a correct dental hygiene routine now, while they are children, then they will have a great foundation for life! Let’s make the best of bedtime brushing and flossing. For questions or concerns, call Yummy Dental & Orthodontics For Kids, conveniently serving Logan Square, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park, Chicago.
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Teeth Whitening FAQ
06/18/2018
At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics For Kids, we're proud to provide pediatric dental treatment and orthodontic care to patients of all ages throughout the Glenview and Chicago, IL areas. We offer a wide range of treatment ranging from comprehensive restorative care to cosmetic dental treatment – but if you're looking for a simple way to revitalize your smile fast, teeth whitening is an effective and convenient treatment option. If you're considering teeth whitening, though, you probably have questions – and we can answer them!
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Dental Sport Safety
Dental Sport Safety
06/05/2018
Summer is here, and that means so is youth sports! Playing sports is a fun way for children to stay active and healthy during the summer months off school, and can also help keep them engaged with peers and their community. However, if you’re not playing it safe, summer youth sports can also become the source of an unfortunate dental emergency for your child. Luckily, Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids has some helpful advice to help protect your child’s dental health this summer. Whether you’re located in Chicago, Glenview, Lincoln Park or the Northbrook area, Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for kids has a location happy to serve you and your family.
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Dental Emergencies For Your Child
Dental Emergencies For Your Child
04/18/2018
We at Yummy Dental & Orthodontics for Kids understand that - through no fault of anyone involved - dental emergencies can sometimes happen. While these instances can be terrifying for a parent, we want you to know that our Chicago and Glenview pediatric dentist and dental team will be here for you to help your child through any dental emergency.
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Plaque HD Toothpaste
Plaque HD Toothpaste
03/23/2018
Even children who are committed to brushing their teeth multiple times a day may not be brushing as well as they could be and they just don’t realize it. To make sure that your child doesn’t fall into this category, we recommend a revolutionary new concept – Plaque HD toothpaste.
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The Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride
The Use Of Silver Diamine Fluoride
02/22/2018
The most common question that we've been getting recently is the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride on children. Are there any adverse effects to using this treatment and what does it do exactly?
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Pacifier Pow Wow
Pacifier Pow Wow
01/19/2018
One of the first questions that any parent encounters with their child's dental health is how to use a pacifier – so to help you navigate this important part of early parenting, here's a quick guide on the uses, pros, and cons of pacifiers.
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How to Floss Your Child's Teeth
How to Floss Your Child’s Teeth (Age 3+)
12/19/2017
It’s vital for your child to maintain great oral hygiene in order to get a head start on a healthy, lifelong smile. To accomplish this, your child will need to have a good oral hygiene regimen. Not only should your child brush twice every day, but we also recommend teaching your child to floss as well.
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How to Brush Your Child's Teeth
How To Brush Your Child's Teeth (Age 3+)
11/21/2017
Developing a lifelong, healthy smile requires starting young, and the oral hygiene habits you instill in your children will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Brushing teeth is a cornerstone of proper oral hygiene, but for many parents, it can be a challenging first step.
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National Orthodontic Health Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
10/06/2017
With so much attention being paid to the fun Halloween season during October, many people don’t realize that this month is also National Orthodontic Health Month in the United States. All month long, orthodontists and dentists across the country work to raise awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment and the importance of good oral health.
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Back To School Special
Back To School Special
07/24/2017
Starting today until August 11th, our Glenview and Chicago offices are offering free fluoride treatment for new patients when they come in for their exam and cleaning. Let our staff know about our promotion when you schedule your first appointment with Dr. Yum!
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What Does An Ideal Bite Look Like?
06/16/2017
It is not uncommon to have perfectly healthy teeth but still have a misaligned bite. What you see in the mirror is different to what an orthodontist sees when they evaluate your teeth. You may be happy with the overall appearance of your smile, but having an off bite can create implications in the future such as difficulty in speaking or chewing.
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How Long Do I Need To Wear Braces?
How Long Do I Need To Wear Braces?
06/02/2017
Typically, most orthodontists will recommend that braces be worn for 18 months to 2 years; however, depending on the circumstance, treatment time can vary from patient to patient. There are various factors that contribute to the treatment time associated with straighter teeth such as the severity of the problem, patient cooperation, and the biological response to the braces.
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Valentine's Day Candies & Your Child's Teeth
Valentine’s Day Candies & Your Child’s Teeth
02/10/2017
‘Tis the season of love, also commonly known as the season of candy and sweets for our children. Valentine's Day is always a bit concerning for us dentists, so we want to help you prepare by offering tips and tricks on how to help your child get through the tasty holiday without harming any of their teeth!
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Five Easy Steps To Preventing Children's Cavities
Five Easy Steps to Preventing Children’s Cavities
01/25/2017
Did you know that childhood cavities are the #1 childhood disease, even more prevalent than childhood asthma, childhood obesity, and juvenile diabetes? Whether you start with limiting sugary snacks, or just stick to brushing twice a day, the important thing is to take preventative action. Check out these 5 tips to keep your child's teeth healthy!
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Dental Gifts For The Holidays!
Dental Gifts For the Holidays!
12/12/2016
The holidays are here, and we know many of our patients are scrambling to get their gift lists together. After all, gift giving is a difficult thing: it's hard to guess someone's preferences, and it seems like all too many gifts end up stored in a closet somewhere a few months down the line. But this year, what if you gave some small gifts to help your loved ones keep their teeth clean?
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Why You Should Love Dental Sealants
Why You Should Love Dental Sealants
09/21/2016
If you could protect your kids from getting cavities wouldn't you want to? In order to take good care of your child's teeth, and make it less likely she or he will form cavities, sealant is an ideal treatment. I am a believer in sealants. That said, we understand that some people are still tentative to trust dental sealants as a part of their child's pediatric dentistry care. So to help quell any residual hesitation, below we will go over some facts about dental sealants, as well as discuss the process through which apply it during dental check-ups.
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Children’s Snacks During School
09/06/2016
Now that it's back to school season once again, it's time for kids and their parents to change gears to adjust to being back in the classroom. As a Chicago pediatric dentistry practice that emphasizes the importance of keeping our patient's smiles healthy and attractive, we'd like to offer parents some tips for healthy snacking during school.
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A Pediatric Dentist Is Different Than a Regular Dentist
08/16/2016
Because many people do not realize that there is a distinct difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist that sees children, our Glenview and Chicago children's dentistry practice would like to offer the following information regarding the differences between the two dental professions.
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Summer Dental Habits
07/13/2016
Yummy Dental strives to be your choice when it comes to Chicago pediatric dentistry. Our dental team specializes in the treatment of kids and teenagers. Now that summer is here and school is out, it's more important than ever to make a concerted effort toward keeping those dental habits intact. Here are a few helpful tips for you to keep in mind during the summer break in order to ensure you keep your healthy smile.
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
04/18/2016
April is a month full of new life and growth. It is also a time when the dental community hopes to raise awareness for oral cancer. If you notice an influx of burgundy and white colors around our Chicago & Glenview dentistry practice, it's because it's Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we hope to help you and everyone else who will listen understand the signs and symptoms of this unpredictable cancer.
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Holiday Recipes That Are Braces-Friendly
12/15/2015
The holidays are almost here, and for those of you who are just as excited as we at Yummy Dental & Orthodontics are, you have already begun thinking about holiday food! As a Chicago kid's dentist, we recognize that a holiday highlight for younger ones is eating delicious holiday treats, and we do not want their orthodontic treatment to stand in the way of that! We have provided some braces-friendly holiday recipes that are as delicious as they are safe for those undergoing orthodontic treatment.
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This Thanksgiving, Don't Forget Floss
11/11/2015
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we know that means many of our patients are getting excited for a wonderful evening of relaxation, enjoying the company of family, and, of course, some truly delicious food! But as fun and healing as a great Thanksgiving meal can be, for teeth, it can pose some serious dangers. For this blog, we're going to talk about the hidden dangers behind Thanksgiving dinner and what you can do to counteract them.
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A School Year to Smile About
09/10/2015
Start this school year off right from that first smile in class to your final picture in the yearbook. At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics, we know that having traditional braces can sometimes feel like a lot to handle because, while most teens do experience the right of passage that is orthodontia at some point, your confidence and image are always important.
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Benefits of Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) for Children
08/10/2015
Anxiety and going to the dentist seem to go hand in hand for most people. Laughing gas, in particular for children, can decrease anxiety in the dental chair and calm patients down so they can comfortably receive dental treatment that they need. Laughing gas is the lightest form of sedation that is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
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Infant Oral Health
Infant Oral Health
07/02/2015
A new baby in the house brings so much excitement and joy to the family! But we all know that new babies can also bring exhaustion! With all that we have to do for a baby, taking care of teeth often falls to the bottom of the "to-do" list. People don't realize that baby teeth can also get cavities and baby teeth that are damaged can damage the adult teeth to come.
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Grey Gums in Children
Grey Gums In Children
06/01/2015
I regularly have parents bring children into my office who have fallen and injured their teeth. When that happens, the nerve of the tooth can get damaged. Sometimes blood vessels in the tooth pop – that can discolor a tooth from the inside. But sometimes, the nerve can heal and the tooth can go back to white. Other times the nerve doesn't heal and the tooth stays discolored until the permanent tooth comes in and replaces it. There is, unfortunately, no treatment for discolored teeth for toddlers.
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Chew On This
05/01/2015
Patients often ask me what they should feed their kids in order to prevent cavities and be healthy? The obvious is what not to feed them such as candy, soda, and processed foods.
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Teeth Grinding in Children
04/12/2015
Many parents come into my office with concerns that their child/children are grinding their teeth either at night or during the day. Grinding or bruxism occurs in children and in adult mostly at night during sleep, so no one really knows they are doing it unless someone hears them.
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Nutrition and Oral Health
Nutrition & Oral Health
04/05/2015
Many people don't realize that there is a major connection between what you eat and your overall dental health. In the 15th century many sailors developed scurvy while on long voyages and they found that eating citrus often solved the problem. Vitamin C has a direct effect on the collagen in the mouth and helps prevent mouth sores.
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Frequently Asked Questions for a Pediatric Dentist
03/29/2015
FAQ's for Dr. Yum! Let Dr. Yum help you navigate the challenges of caring for your little one's teeth.
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Why Should My Child See A Pediatric Dentist?
03/25/2015
Many well-intentioned moms and dads start out by taking their children to their own dentist who sees adults and children. Some do it for convenience, others for cost; others trust their own dentist more than other dentists. However, here are seven important reasons why it is critical to take your child to a certified pediatric dentist at the earlier of 12 months old or when the child's first tooth comes in.
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Welcome to Our Blog!
02/21/2015
Welcome to our blog!
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