Capezio Loiben Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Interesting Oral Health Facts for Nursing Parents

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 6:11 pm
parent and baby

Becoming a new parent comes with a host of choices to make, one of the earliest being whether to breastfeed or use formula. Whatever path you choose, it’s vital to recognize that infant dental care begins early in life. Continue reading to learn about some fascinating insights from a pediatric dentist about the relationship between nursing and oral health so you can better understand the importance of early dental care for your little one.


Then and Now: The History of Pediatric Dentistry

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 6:09 am
Young girl high-fiving dentist in dental exam room

Pediatric dentists are dedicated to protecting and maintaining your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth from infancy to adulthood. However, it wasn’t always a focus. That being said, now that pediatric dentistry is available, there’s nothing better for your child’s smile. Here’s all about the history of pediatric dentistry and why your child should see a specialist to better protect their oral health.


Why Your Teen Should Still See Their Pediatric Dentist

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 12:54 am
teen talking to their dentist

Pediatric dentistry is a unique specialty not just because working with kids requires some skill, but because understanding the needs of a patient with a growing jaw requires a fair amount of specialized knowledge.

When your child enters adolescence, they may want to make the switch over to seeing a general dentist; however, the expertise of a pediatric dentist can still be useful for them. Here are a few ways that your teen can benefit from still seeing a pediatric dentist.


Does Your Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontics?

February 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 6:51 pm
child wearing braces

You might think that your child is supposed to have their braces sometime in their teen years. However, you might have also noticed your child developing some pretty significant tooth alignment problems, even at an early age.

That’s what phase 1 orthodontics is for. If you want to learn more about what this treatment entails, here’s a guide to what phase 1 orthodontics is, and how to know if it’s a good idea for your child.


Dental Toys & Your Child’s Healthy Smile

January 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nicholas Capezio @ 12:12 am
a child smiling and brushing her teeth

Toys are a huge part of children’s childhoods. They allow them to use their imagination as well as mimic adult life. So, why not include dental toys in your little one’s play? Nowadays, a new game, doll, or gadget is just a click away and can benefit your child’s oral health immensely. Read on from your pediatric dentist in Buffalo grove about how dental toys can keep your child’s smile healthy and some great dental toys on the market!


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.