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6th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Coming November 5

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This year's annual candy buyback will be Monday, November 5, from 8:00-5:00.  Bring in unopened Halloween candy and we will pay 1.00 per pound - up to five pounds per child.  
All candy will be sent to our servicemen and women overseas through Operation Enduring Support - a local organization that sends care packages to our troops all over the world.  
This is a way to give back to our troops and make a little money too!

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3 Tips for Planning Your Child's Orthodontic Treatment

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It’s not easy to face the fact that your child needs orthodontic treatment. You might have concerns about the cost involved and whether or not there will be any unforeseen complications. With a bit of planning, however, you can ensure that orthodontic treatment goes well for both you and your child.

To learn more about orthodontics, we invite you to contact Jerger Pediatric Dentistry in Decatur, IL. We can answer your questions and guide you so the orthodontics process is not stressful for anyone!

1. Treatment Options

There have been plenty of changes with orthodontic treatment since you were a teen with a mouth full of metal. Do your research ahead of time. Your ...

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD'S TOOTH GETS KNOCKED OUT IN AN INJURY

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Here are the steps to take if your child loses a tooth in an injury.

1. Pick up the tooth by the crown, which will protect any of its remaining roots.

2. Gently rinse the tooth and place it in a container of milk to keep it healthy.

3. Contact us immediately so we can try to reinsert and save the tooth.

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We Offer Special Needs Dentistry for Your Child

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When your child has special needs, it is often hard to find the dental care you need for them. The good news is that Dr. Bret Jerger, your pediatric dentist in Decatur, IL has extensive training in caring for children with special needs as he has undergone additional years of residency at Riley Children's Hospital.

Your child will not only get the dental care they need; you can rest assured that they will also feel safe and comfortable during their procedure.

What Defines Special Needs?

Special needs can be defined as physical and developmental disabilities. With special needs children, we strive to stay within your child's comfort zone so they can get ...

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Need a Pediatric Dentist in Decatur, IL?

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Going to the dentist can feel frightening, especially for a child. First impressions at the dentist are critical, as many adults who are fearful about dental appointments report that it stems from a bad experience they had as a child at the dentist. This is why you may want to consider visiting a pediatric dentist in Decatur, IL for your little one's first and future dental visits.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Children have unique dental needs that can easily be overlooked at busy general practice. A pediatric dental team is a group of dental professionals who are passionate about children and their oral health.

In addition to their dental training, a pediatric ...

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FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE

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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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