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What is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

January 16, 2020
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It’s hard enough to get a kindergartener to put on their shoes and coat in the morning, much less having them sit through getting a filling at the dentist. Most people think cavities in such young children are very uncommon, but did you know that about 80% of children have cavities by the time they…
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Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?

January 3, 2020
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You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for an orthodontic checkup just in case braces are needed. You insist on a mouthguard for dental protection during sports. One thing you might not have…
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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019
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School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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Tooth-Valentine’s Day Cards-free printouts

February 12, 2019
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Need Valentine’s day cards for your child’s class? Here are some tooth related cards you can printout and use.   We love our patients at Pediatric Dentistry of New York! Happy Valentine’s day to all! Link to free printable cards : valentinesday

Sticky Cavity Causing Foods and Snacks

March 27, 2018
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  What type of foods can cause cavities in children? Parents often ask about snack foods that can cause cavities in children. Candy is notorious as a “cavity-causing food”, but other snack foods which are sometimes considered “healthy” snack options such as dry fruit, cereal, gummy vitamins, or organic fruit snacks can also be very…
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What Are Sealants?

February 11, 2018
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Have you ever had a candy, pretzel, or granola bar that stayed stuck in the grooves of your teeth? Those grooves are notorious for collecting food and plaque that can cause cavities over time. Prevention is key! Sealants are a noninvasive procedure which help “seal” the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of the teeth…
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