Capezio Loiben Pediatric Dentistry Blog

When Is My Child Old Enough To Use An Electric Toothbrush?

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 12:19 am
smiling child holding an electric toothbrush

You’ve done a good job teaching your child how to take care of their precious smile: they’ve gotten pretty good at brushing their teeth for two minutes twice a day. Regular and thorough brushing is your little one’s first and best defense against cavities. So far, their manual toothbrush has done the trick, but is it time for an upgrade? An electric toothbrush could help your child clean away even more cavity-causing plaque and bacteria. Read on as your local pediatric dentist goes over when and how to choose an electric toothbrush for your little one.


Keeping Smiles Healthy for Children with Disabilities

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 10:38 pm
Child with intellectual or physical disabilities smiling and laughing

If you have a child with intellectual or physical disabilities, you already know that keeping your little one happy and healthy is a balancing act. Pressing medical and developmental issues naturally take top priority, but that doesn’t mean you should put their oral health on the backburner. Children with disabilities are at a higher risk of developing certain dental problems that could eventually impact their overall health and quality of life. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to pay a bit of extra attention to that special smile and make sure it gets the care your child deserves. Read on as your Buffalo Grove children’s dentist goes over what to be on the lookout for.


Teeth Whitening for Kids: Why? When? And How?

April 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 6:52 pm
mom and young teen smiling without teeth whitening for kids

With social media, Zoom calls, and other modern pressures, it seems like kids are becoming more self-conscious about their appearance at a younger age than ever before. In fact, 24 percent of child care professionals have unfortunately reported children as young as five years old expressing dissatisfaction with how they look.

In an effort to help their kids feel better about themselves, well-meaning parents may consider getting certain cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening. However, most cosmetic work should be postponed until the child is older. Keep reading to learn why teeth whitening for kids can be risky, when it’s okay to whiten their teeth, and what else kids can do to achieve a brilliant, confident smile.


Flossing and Your Child: 3 Ways to Help Them Succeed

March 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 1:22 pm
mom and son flossing their teeth

Flossing can be tricky for many kids. Attempting to take what looks like a piece of string and move it in between teeth without tugging, pulling, or pushing can be hard. This is why parents and trusted dental professionals are tasked with teaching children how to do this safely, effectively, and thoroughly. If you are struggling to assist your little one and improve their flossing habits, here are three ways you can help them succeed.