Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
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3 Tips for Planning Your Child's Orthodontic Treatment

Family With Teenager | Decatur IL Dentist

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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kid with football helmet | dental emergencies

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 the ...

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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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Toothbrush and Fluoride Toothpaste

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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