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The ALF Appliance: A More Effective Way to Fix Orthodontic Problems

The ALF Appliance: A More Effective Way to Fix Orthodontic Problems

The ALF appliance is a more natural approach to correct underlying issues in your mouth and promotes healthy growth and development.

Orthodontics Practice Opens Two New Locations in New Canaan and Monroe

Orthodontics Practice Opens Two New Locations in New Canaan and Monroe

My Smile Orthodontics is extending its high quality practice with offices in New Canaan and Monroe.

Are Cavities Contagious?

Are Cavities Contagious?

Can cavities be spread from person to person? Marc Bennet, D.M.D., answers and shares what causes cavities.

How Much Radiation is in Dental X-Rays?

How Much Radiation is in Dental X-Rays?

Your child is due for dental X-rays at his next dental appointment. Should you be concerned about the amount of radiation? Adam Postel, D.M.D., answers.

Visiting the Dentist with a Child with Special Needs

Visiting the Dentist with a Child with Special Needs

Dentists work in an anxiety-provoking setting, so it’s no wonder many children are afraid of going. To help your child with special needs cope with his or her first time, follow this expert advice for a visit with less stress.

Help Your Child Tame Anxiety at the Dentist

Help Your Child Tame Anxiety at the Dentist

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.

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids' Teeth Healthy

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.

Ask the Experts: Is it still OK for my child to suck her thumb?

Ask the Experts: Is it still OK for my child to suck her thumb?

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.

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if My Teen is Missing a Tooth?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if My Teen is Missing a Tooth?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Spreading Cavity-Causing Bacteria to My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Spreading Cavity-Causing Bacteria to My Child?

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.

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

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.

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Dental X-ray Concerns: Are They Valid?

Dental X-ray Concerns: Are They Valid?

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.

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

Parents Ponder Finances and Timing for Orthodontics

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.

Dental Advice for Kids

Dental Advice for Kids

Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.

Nominate Your Child’s Dentist for A Good Cause

Nominate Your Child’s Dentist for A Good Cause

FireFly toothbrush is holding a nationwide contest in search of pediatric dentists who go above and beyond when serving underprivileged children.

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency

Fifty percent of children get a dental injury at some point. Here, our dental experts lay out a recipe for handling a variety of tooth-related emergencies.

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults.

Could a Baby Tooth Save Your Child's Life?

Could a Baby Tooth Save Your Child's Life?

Baby teeth can be valuable and should not be discarded!

How-to Have Healthy Teeth

How-to Have Healthy Teeth

Parents often question the right way to care for their children’s teeth. At what age should they start brushing and flossing? Which toothbrushes and toothpastes are safe? And what is the appropriate age to start regular dental check-ups?

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles

Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life.

Babies With Healthy Smiles

Babies With Healthy Smiles

So many infants and toddlers are having problems with tooth decay. What can I do now to prevent tooth decay in my newborn’s mouth?

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