The American Association of Pediatric Dentists recommends fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth erupts. The American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their guidelines to include a smear of fluoride on your baby's toothbrush for dental health.

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Give Kids a Smile | Dr. Bret Jerger | decatur il dentist
Our annual Give Kids A Smile Day was a success! We served 25 children - donating $15,000 in treatments. This program, which provides one day of free dental care to underserved children, was launched by the American Dental Association. To date, more than five million children have been treated by over 10,000 dentists and 30,000 dental team members. We have been a proud partner since its beginning in 2013, helping raise awareness for the need of dental care to families with limited access.

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Thank You For Making Candy Buy Back A Success!

Candy Buy Back | Decatur IL pediatric dentist
A special thank you to our patients, families and the local schools who brought in over 400 pounds of candy! This has been our most successful Candy BuyBack program to date, and we know our troops will love not only the candy, but also the personalized cards for our men and women serving overseas. Again, a huge thank you to everyone who made this possible!We were featured in the Herald and Review. Decatur, IL. Check out the article here!

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Thank You Wyatt For Lunch!

Packing lunch | Dr Bret Jerger | Decatur IL dentist
A special thank you to my patient, Wyatt Bauman, for packing a lunch for me and bringing it with him to his dental visit! Your kindness was felt by everyone in our office and brought smiles to our faces! Thank you Wyatt!

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Coats For Kids

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The 26th annual Coats for Kids drive begins today. Our office, at 2101 North Water Street, is a drop off location. We are collecting new or used outerwear in good condition which will be distributed to children in our community. If you have any coats you would like to donate, please bring them to our office.

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5th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Coming November 6

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Our 5th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back event is scheduled for Monday, November 6, from 8-5 at our office. Bring in your extra Halloween candy and we will pay $1.00 per pound up to 5 pounds per child. All collected candy will be given to Operation Enduring Support to be sent to our troops serving overseas. Also, if you write a letter to our troops while dropping off your candy, you can register for a special drawing! Don't miss out! It's a ghostly good time!

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