Are you filling your child's bottle or sippy cup with liquids such as juice that contain sugar? Are you allowing your child to suck on a bottle or breastfeed for a long period of time? If your answer to either question is "yes", then your child may develop early dental decay, also called "baby bottle tooth decay".
Baby bottle decay can cause damage to your child's permanent teeth The sugars in liquids are changed to acids by germs in the mouth, which dissolve the teeth, leading to decay. This condition will affect the upper front teeth and possibly other teeth. Lift your child's upper lip to identity early signs of baby bottle tooth decay. Brown spots along the gum line are signs of this disease.There are several things you can do to prevent your child from getting
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Champaign County - children outside C-U may call SmileHealthy at 359-7404 or visit their website.Visit the following for information about dental health.
201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign
School-based Health Center Dental Clinic 1002 S. Race St., Urbana
Location information including maps
Any child who is a resident of Champaign or Urbana is eligible for dental services. School children who are Urbana residents may also go to the Urbana School Health Center. NOTE: children who live in Champaign County outside C-U may call the Smile Healthy at 359-7404.
Effective January 1, 2009 only C-U children with All Kids or Medicaid as primary or secondary insurance may receive services at the 201 W. Kenyon Road location. For assistance with obtaining All Kids insurance please call 1-800-843-6154 to apply and 1-800-842-1461 to check eligibility.Cost:
Fee Schedule - We accept the Medical Card, All Kids and private insurance.How do I get services?:
Call us to schedule an appointment. Emergency dental appointments can be made the same day. Parental supervision is required.Hours:
Champaign: 8-4 M-F, Call for appointment
Urbana School Health Center: 8-4 M-F, Call for appointment
Champaign: (217) 531-4279
Urbana School Health Center: (217) 239-4220