Fluoride Mouth Wash

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We have long recommended the routine use of a fluoride mouth rinse as a part of daily oral health care. The fluoride from mouth wash is absorbed into the tooth …

Flossing

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Today we are going to talk about a topic that a lot of kids and parents rolls their eyes at…flossing! There are tons of excuses not to floss! People claim …

The Dental Abscess

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When there is either trauma or the introduction of plaque and or bacteria into the tissues of the mouth, there is potential for infection. Sometimes you will see a small …

Early Orthodontic Treatment

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When we were younger, children were not often recommended to visit the orthodontist as early as seven or eight years old.  Dentists usually waited for all of the adult teeth …

Oral Ulcerations

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Sometimes patients come in complaining that they aren’t able to drink or eat. When parents note no history of recent trauma and there is no cavity noted, this usually stems from …

What Not to Say

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We all try our best to help our children navigate their ways through this new and unfamiliar world. For a child, the world is full of firsts. In our office, …

Fluoridated Water

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We often get questions about whether the tap water in NYC has fluoride and if it is safe to drink for children. Today, we will talk a little about the …

Dental Trauma

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As our kids go from crawling to walking to running, there are lots of falls along the way. At first, we stand behind them, trying to prevent a tumble with …

Brushing Technique and Timing

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To be honest, sometimes we still time ourselves to make sure we’re brushing for a full two minutes in the morning and at night. When there are kids running around …

The Frequent Snacker

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We have talked before about some of the different risk factors for getting cavities. In addition to consuming foods that are obviously high in sugar and acid values, the frequency …