Kids Dentist, Oral Health Care, Thumb Sucking   •   September 10, 2020

Thumb Sucking: Is it Good or Bad for Your Child?

Raising a young child brings many different aspects. Small children seem to learn how to get past all your best child-proofing strategies, outgrow their clothes every other month, and when is it time to try potty-training? As a specialized pediatric dental practice, Joyful Smiles can’t help you out with problems like those, but we’ve got your […]

dental sealants, Kids Dentist   •   September 2, 2020

Protect Your Child’s Teeth Against Cavities by using Sealants

Listen up, Cook and Kankakee County, By age eleven, 42% OF CHILDREN will have at least one cavity. Sugary snacks and drinks, coupled with poor oral hygiene, are the main reasons. Some parents may not understand the priority of protecting baby teeth from cavities if they will eventually be replaced with adult teeth, but good oral […]

Kids Dentist, Oral Health Care   •   August 26, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit A Pediatric Dentist

Every child is fond of fizzy drinks and all sorts of candies and chocolates. Not only kids, but even adults love eating their favorite candies and drinking cola. But, when it comes to kids, they are not aware of the damage the excessive consumption of colas and candies can cause to their oral health. The […]

Kids Dentist, Oral Health Care   •   August 7, 2020

Why Should You Give Space To Your Kid’s Permanent Teeth?

Not all parents are aware of the importance a child’s baby teeth are for his or her dental health in the future. By design, our baby teeth serve as guides for the permanent teeth, to help them grow properly. For people whose baby teeth erupted early, their surrounding teeth shift into the adjacent space not […]

Kids Dentist, Oral Health Care   •   July 30, 2020

Ensure a Comfortable Teething Process for Your Little One

AS ADULTS, SOME OF US might remember what it was like when we were kids, and we had adult molars coming in. Babies and toddlers go through the same thing, except that unlike older kids, they have no way of understanding why their gums are so sore and uncomfortable. Teething can be a difficult time for […]