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Groper appliance

Dr. Bauers family and the pediatric dentist

The pediatric Groper appliance Groper appliance is a is a space maintainer for children who have lost their baby front teeth early in life. This may be from an accident or caries. The Groper appliance attaches to the posterior molars with cement and should not come out. Some of these appliances are made with posterior […]

White kids crown

white kids crowns

Are you looking for a white kids crown alternative? White kids crown alternative to the metal kids crown is available and our Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Dr. White is providing this service to kids across the Midwest. What are the benefits of the white kids crown? The only real benefit is the esthetic benefit. One […]

Silver diamine fluoride SDF

SDF black back teeth

What is silver diamine fluoride SDF? Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a product dentists use to treat dental caries. It is new to the US but has been in use elsewhere for decades. SDF application is around 80% effective but teeth with “holes” still need to have a filling and we often use the SMART. […]

Pediatric Dentist In Wheaton Explains Dentistry For Kids

pediatric dentist wheaton

Pediatric Dentist In Wheaton Explains Modern Dentistry For Kids We all remember going to the dentist as kids: climbing into the giant chair, being surrounded by unfamiliar equipment, and having our mouths poked at with pointy metal objects. Maybe you even remember getting a filling, which involved a painful shot of anesthetic and a loud, […]

Xylitol sweetener

xylitol cabdy

Xylitol sweetener – What is it? Xylitol is a natural alcohol found in almost all plants, but in very low doses.  Commercially it is made by concentrating these small amounts found in birchwood.  It is used in candy, gum, toothpaste, and mouth-rinses.  The primary reason is that it appears to aid in decay prevention (although […]