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Kids Sports: Protection Is A Mouthful

Check back next year for our annual Mouth Guard Day event and get your young athlete a free mouth guard. by Dr. Ryan Roberts Cheering on your favorite athlete from the sidelines is one of the most exhilarating and – okay, yes – stressful moments of parenthood. Your baby is out there having a great…
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New Midtown Office Coming Soon!

On The Cusp Midtown is scheduled to open late spring of 2019. Sign up below to pre-book your appointment, and receive a notification when we’re officially open! I am a...*New Patient Existing Patient Name* First Last Phone* Your BEST Email Address* On The Cusp is on the move! In order to better serve families and…
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Meet Dr. Kelly Klontz, Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Kelly Klontz, Orthodontist OTC: Hello Dr. Kelly! We’re thrilled to welcome you as the newest member of On The Cusp Pediatric Dentistry team. Can you tell us a little about why you joined the team? DK: I love treating kids and OTC needed an orthodontist. So it filled a niche! Now, it will…
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Painless, Drugless Laser Dentistry for Children

  Painless, Drugless Laser Dentistry for Children: It’s here, it’s real, and it’s awesome. by Dr. Ryan Roberts Taking your kids to the dentist used to be about as much fun as…well…taking your kids to the dentist. They’re scared and afraid it will hurt. You’re scared and know it will hurt. Then there’s the recovery…
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Preventing Cavities and Decay

  Above chicken pox, HFM disease, and even the common cold, tooth decay is the #1 disease of childhood. Cavities, decay, and tooth aches account for more missed days of school than any other than any childhood illness. Besides daily brushing and flossing, we recommend cleanings with fluoride treatment every six months to retain a…
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Choosing the Right Family Dentist

  We get questions from friends and family members all the time on how to best choose a dentist for their children. The truth is: ALL CHILDREN NEED TO SEE A DENTIST. Two things you should know before choosing a dentist for your child: 1. Most general practicing dentists do not see babies, and for that,…
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When to Expect Your Baby’s Teeth to Come in

Have you ever found yourself concerned about when your newborn’s teeth should be coming in? Patients often ask when they should expect the first teeth to appear. While the age range for teeth appearing varies, you can expect to start seeing teeth around 6 months of age. If your baby is 6 months and not showing any…
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The Best Way to Clean Your Baby’s Teeth

  Many first-time parents often wonder about how to best clean their baby’s mouth. You might be wondering the same thing: how can I make sure my baby’s mouth is clean? When your baby is born, one of the very first things we do is feed them—you probably guessed how important that is! An easy…
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Public Aid Braces Coverage in Illinois – Are Braces Covered by...

One of the most common questions we are asked by parents is “DOES PUBLIC AID PAY FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WITH BRACES IN ILLINOIS? If your children are covered by Public Aid, Medicaid, Medical Card, Tarjeta Medica or All Kids in Illinois, orthodontic treatment with braces may be covered. Public Aid (also known as Medical Card,…
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Brushing 101

You’ve probably heard it ever since you were a kid: brush your teeth everyday so that they can remain strong and healthy. However, it’s not as simple as picking up any toothbrush from your local supermarket, going home, and scrubbing away at your teeth for a few seconds. To be able to brush your teeth…