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Holiday season tips to protect your smile!

Two Decorated Pumpkins | Aurora IL Dentist

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Are you prepared to protect your smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead?  You can enjoy the season without sabotaging your oral health.

Daily Tips to Keep Cavities Away

To keep cavities at bay from Halloween to New Year’s Day and beyond, try to do these things daily: 

  • Sip beverages through a straw to help minimize acid contact with your teeth
  • Brush and floss after every meal, especially after enjoying rich desserts
  • Bump up your water intake to help rebalance your mouth’s PH and minimize oral bacteria growth
  • Limit snacking to allow your saliva to neutralize acid and work on restoring enamel
  • Chew sugar-free gum to satisfy your sweet tooth ...

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Back to School Drawing

Pediatric Dentistry Aurora IL

Kid's Dentist Aurora ILAt Prairie Dental Care, we feel all of our child patients are winners!  When the children come to our office for their preventative care, we can help them keep their "winning smiles!" 

Preventative Children's Dental Care

Preventative care for kids is simple and painless. Visits include a professional cleaning that kids usually describe as "tickling their gums", a checkup to make sure teeth are developing properly, and a fluoride application to help keep those teeth strong and healthy! This coupled with the proper home hygiene help ensure cavity-free teeth. When we do find cavities, we hope to catch them early on ...

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Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer

Illustration of Notebook paper | Children's Dentistry Aurora IL

An all-time classic song by Nat King Cole titled, "Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" pretty much sums up how we feel about summer. Especially when he sings, "You'll wish that summer could always be here."

We all know as we enter into August, it is a sign that our summer months of fun will be ending. This is the time we think about going back to school, finishing our summer vacations, and planning for the fall season as it will soon be approaching. 

Back-to-School Dental Appointments

Illinois laws require school children entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades to have a dental examination prior to the start of the school year. Exams, cleanings, and fluoride ...

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