Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus how to help a dental visit go smoothly for a child with special needs.
From teeth whitening and fluoride recommendations to taming fear at the dentist and the Tooth Fairy's going rates, there's a lot to consider to ensure your family has good dental health. We spoke to area experts to find out what you need to know.
Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is.
Alex Shvartsman, D.D.S., of Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry, shares what age is appropriate for children to begin whitening their teeth, the best over-the-counter whitening products, and how teeth whitening works.
Massapequa pediatric dentist office, That Broadway Smile, recently welcomed a new dentist to its staff. Jeffery Fong, D.D.S., joined the movie theater-themed office that offers services to children of all ages including children with special needs.
Caliper Orthodontics, an orthodontist office in Little Neck, recently implemented a new technology for better results. The Invisalign provider in Queens uses the iTero scanner to create better fitting aligners for patients.
Scott Mateer, D.D.S., recently opened his practice Mateer Orthodontics in Commack. Dr. Mateer provides a full range of services, including Invisalign, braces, and pallet expanders for ages 6 and older. The practice features state-of-the-art equipment for accurate diagnosis and better results.
The Fairfield Orthodontic Center, which offers state-of-the-art orthodontic care in Fairfield, is under new ownership. Kathryn Reluga, D.M.D., has 15 years of clinical experience and is dedicated to offering patients highly individualized orthodontic care. The practice offers braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and habit breaking, such as thumb sucking.
Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental, a Long Island-based pediatric dental and orthodontic practice, recently opened its third location in West Islip. The practice offers general oral health care for children, dental care for patients with special needs and fearful patients, and orthodontic services for children and teens.
Rania Elbaz, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist in Merrick, recently moved Merrick Pediatric Dentistry offices to a new location in Merrick. The new location is beach themed and child-friendly.
Whether your teenager was born with missing teeth or has lost teeth due to an injury, you may be wondering what your options are to replace his or her pearly whites. Here, a prosthodontist offers expert advice on dental implants for children.
Studies have shown that even kissing your child can cause the transfer of cavity-causing bacteria from you to your child. Marc Liechtung, D.M.D., shares what you can do to prevent this and help you child have good dental and oral health.
If your child wears braces, she might occasionally have a sore mouth and be unable to eat some of the foods she loves. Here, the authors of The Braces Cookbook offer 6 tips for soothing a sore mouth and suggestions on what foods to eat for pain-free meals.
Gordon Lee, D.D.S., recently opened Westport Pediatric Dentistry, a dental office catered to children and located in Westport. The office offers gentle dental care for kids, as well as infant dental care advice, including how to deal with thumb sucking, gum disease, and dental emergencies.
Park Slope Kids Dental, owned by Dr. Tanesha Francis—or Dr. T as the kids know her, is a new, state-of-the-art, kids-only dental office located in Park Slope. The office features an open play and appointment area, which lessons the negative experiences at the dentist. Dr. T schedules at least two appointments per year for each child to allow for a familiarity to grow.
Evergreen Family Dental Care, located in Ridgefield, welcomed Harinder Sandhu, D.D.S., to the practice in July. Dr. Sandhu offers Invisalign, Six Month Smile, and ZOOM teeth whitening, among other services, as well as convenient office hours.
Kupchik Dental, which just opened in West Nyack, is a family dental practice that "caters to coward and children." With many services available, including Invisalign, root canals, regular cleanings, and state-of-the-art equipment, and convenient hours, Dr. Kupchik has a lot to offer Rockland County residents.
A recent study called "Dental X-rays and Risk of Meningioma" by Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, Ph.D. indicated to readers that there is an increased risk of a cancerous brain tumor that correlates to an increased number of dental X-rays. Mark A. Breiner, DDS discusses the risks and benefits of dental X-rays.
Metropolitan Smiles in Kew Gardens has a new owner, Melody, Ahdoot, DDS. As well as a new owner, the dental office offers updated services and family appointment blocks for convenience.
On May 1, ME Smiles Dental will offer a new program, Toothprints. Dr. Erica Fish, DMD will be performing the dental bite impressions, which will serve as a form of identification for the safety and security of your child.
Although many parents are aware their children would benefit from some form of orthodontic care, they often have concerns. Read on for the answers to some commonly asked questions about the covering the cost of braces and what age children are ready to visit the orthodontist.
Delaney Acosta, DDS, opened Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry, bringing the only pediatric dentistry office to Mahopac, New York.
Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.
Dr. Gregory Mokotoff of Kids First Dentistry in Fairfield, CT visited Haiti to provide dental care to underprivileged children.