Joyful Smiles, Teething   •   February 7, 2018

What to do When Your Child is Teething?

Teething is a process that is experienced by all children. The first tooth usually erupts around 6-8 months and a child usually has a full compliment of primary teeth (baby teeth) by 2.5 years of age.  A complete set of primary teeth consists of 20 teeth total. There are many myths regarding the symptoms associated […]

Joyful Smiles, Thumb Sucking   •   January 24, 2018

Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking, including various types of fingers is a very common habit observed in children. It is considered a normal phenomenon during the first two years of life. Studies show that thumb sucking habits are found in approximately 90% of American children under the age of four. Thumb sucking may develop early in life, starting […]

Oral Health Care   •   November 6, 2017

Dental Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically. Between 1970-1980 only 1 in 2000 children were diagnosed with ASD. In 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released new data identifying that 1 in 68 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder […]

News   •   November 4, 2017

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Dentists in Illinois!

We are excited to be selected as # 4 for Best Kid Friendly Dentists in Illinois! Our mission is to give every child that comes through our door a wonderful and joyful experience! We look forward to continuing to provide incredible dental service. Thank you Best Things Illinois for recognizing us!

Oral Health Care   •   October 24, 2017

Infant Oral Health Care

Children will probably see their pediatrician in the first year of life more than they do any other time.  It is just as important that a child see’s a pediatric dentist before the age of one or as soon as the first tooth erupts. A survey conducted on infant oral health care awareness by the […]