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Dr. Leo Don Morton, D.D.S.

Dentist (Pediatric)

Dr. Leo Morton is a Dentist practicing in Glenview, IL. Dr. Morton specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
39 years Experience
Dr. Leo Don Morton, D.D.S.
  • Glenview, IL
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Accepting new patients

What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?

There is a possibility that these spaces can be present when the permanent teeth but most often these spaces close due to the size differences of the permanent. teeth.

When should a child start brushing his own teeth?

Continue to help him as long as possible and as long as he "lets" you. Children do not have the dexterity to do a good job till 7 or 8 and in fact many adults don't do a good READ MORE
Continue to help him as long as possible and as long as he "lets" you. Children do not have the dexterity to do a good job till 7 or 8 and in fact many adults don't do a good job as well! The longer you can help the better but stop before he goes to college....

Is it important for children to floss their teeth daily?

I understand that she may give you a "hard time" but flossing is quite important and if you give in to the "hard time" she is giving you then she wins...you lose...and in the long READ MORE
I understand that she may give you a "hard time" but flossing is quite important and if you give in to the "hard time" she is giving you then she wins...you lose...and in the long run she loses. Try to make it fun for her to brush and floss. There are many games and apps for your phone that may help.