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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
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
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
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
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 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
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 (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 (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
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
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?
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
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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