Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
Where Beautiful Smiles Begin



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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 for Your Little One

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Starting good oral habits early for your little one are key to a lifetime of amazing oral health. We encourage cleaning your teeth early and having your child seen for their first dental appointment. There is a new recommendation by the American Association of Pediatric Dentists about the care of your child's teeth.

When To Start Using 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. 

Call our office to have your little one seen for their first dental appointment.

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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.

Give Kids a Smile | Dr. Bret Jerger | decatur il dentist

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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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