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3 Reasons Preventive Care Is Essential for Your Child's Oral Health

As a parent, you have so many things to think about for your son or daughter each day. While their oral preventive care appointments may not be at the top of your priority list, here are a few reasons why these visits are so essential for your child's oral health.

#1: Preventive Visits Allow Your Pediatric Dentist to Monitor Your Child's Oral Development

Consistent preventive appointments give your Decatur pediatric dentist a baseline of your little one's oral health and allow us to detect any concerns early on. Treating issues when they're small will enable you to choose the least invasive treatment procedures for your son or daughter, which creates a more ...

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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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