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Why Is My Child Grinding Their Teeth?

Teeth grinding is more common in children than you might think, and it could even be considered normal until the age of six. But, why does it happen and what can you do if your child is six or older and still grinding their teeth? 

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Why Are My Kid's Gums Swollen?

Gum swelling is something that happens to many people at some point in their lives and while not a problem in isolation, it can be a symptom of certain oral health problems or other conditions. 

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Why Does My Child's Breath Smell So Bad?

Did you start noticing your child has bad breath and are you wondering what could be the reasons for it? In this article, we will explore the most common causes of bad breath in children.

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My Child Is Scared of the Dentist, What Do I Do?

About 10% of children suffer from dental anxiety or some dental phobia which causes intense fear in anticipation of going to the dentist. Read on in this blog from Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry to find out how to make your child more comfortable.

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Stages of Pediatric Dental Care

Throughout the different pediatric developmental stages, your child will face different concerns. From receiving their first tooth and learning how to brush their teeth to screening for orthodontic problems and removing problematic wisdom teeth, your child will have specific oral health concerns at certain ages. 

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Why Does My Child Keep Getting Cavities?

Cavities are bad news for your child’s dental health. When they occur, cavities can eat away at the tooth's natural tissue, and over time this can even lead to a tooth infection.

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Pediatric Dentist vs Regular Dentist

Seeing the dentist might not be your child’s favorite thing in the world, but as a parent, you surely want them the best start in oral health and a reliable, friendly dental office you can visit with childhood’s normal dental issues. However, it might be confusing to choose a professional to work with your kid, as you see the terms “pediatric dentist” being used in this context. Does your child need to see a pediatric dentist or can they be treated by a general dentist? What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a regular one? 

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Welcome to our Office!

At Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry, we want to make sure that you and your child are at ease and entertained, whether you’re in our lobby or the operatory. Our office is equipped with TV’s, iPads, sensory panels, and a fish tank to ensure that both you and your child are comfortable. Call us today or visit our office to learn more about our relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

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