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Be Aware of Mouth Monsters This Halloween!

On October 23rd, 2017, posted in: Featured by

Halloween is nearly upon us, and so North Shore Dentistry for Children, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD),  is urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the treats their children consume on October 31st and throughout the Halloween season.

Don’t be tricked, choosing the right treats may help your children steer clear of Mouth Monsters (aka tooth decay).  Dark chocolates and sugar-free gum are relatively better for teeth compared to gummies, caramel, sour candy or bubble gum, because they are less likely to get stuck in the grooves and crevices of the teeth.  If chocolate is the treat of choice, try to steer your kids toward dark chocolate – it contains antioxidants that can stop bacteria from sticking to teeth, helping to fight gum infections and tooth decay.

The AAPD suggests the following tips:

    • Moderation is the primary goal.  Treats are called treats for a reason.  They should not be consumed on a daily basis.
    • Treats that are not sticky or quickly leave the mouth (i.e., chocolates) are more tooth-friendly.
    • Treats that are sticky (i.e., caramels, fruit snacks) are more likely to stay attached to the teeth and provide fuel to the harmful bacteria in your child’s mouth.
    • Screen the Halloween treats that your child collects and help them make more tooth-healthy choices to keep.
    • Allow your child to eat the screened treats after returning from trick-or-treating and then consider sending the remaining candy to  to remove the candy from the house.
    • Make sure that you brush your child’s teeth after eating their treats and before they head to bed.
    • Suggested tooth-healthy treats include microwave popcorn and cheese sticks.
    • Remember, non-candy options like stickers, pencils and small trinkets, temporary tattoos and glow-sticks are great alternatives.
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NSDC Sponsors Foundation 65’s annual My 65 Benefit

On April 6th, 2016, posted in: Featured by

NSDC was a proud sponsor of Foundation 65’s 2016 My 65 Benefit. Along with other members of the Evanston-Skokie community, we helped raise more than $110k in support of literacy and arts programming for our students and our schools!

http://www.foundation65.org/giving/65-benefit/

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NSDC to Sponsor the Race Against Hate

On May 21st, 2015, posted in: Featured by

North Shore Dentistry for Children is a proud sponsor of the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate!  Join our staff and your community as we unite to run, walk, celebrate and support the YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s racial justice and violence prevention programs.  On June 21, 2015 more than 5,500 people – families and athletes from all walks of life – are expected to gather at Long Field in Evanston.  Sherialyn Byrdsong will be there reminding everyone why we remember Ricky and why we must stand against hatred in all of its forms.

Register now at ywca.org/RAH2015

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NSDC Celebrates Ten Years in the Rotary Center!

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: Featured by

Happy Ten Years to us! NSDC is celebrating our first decade in the Rotary building, adding to an already impressive legacy of more than 40 years in the Carlson building. As a community resource, we value the trust our families have placed in us for more than a half century, and look forward to providing compassion, innovation and excellence for another half century!

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Launch of New Site!

On September 28th, 2011, posted in: Featured by

We have launched our new site to welcome in the new year. This site will contain information pertaining to services, procedures, frequently asked questions, and general information. Please let us know your thoughts.

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