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Let’s Talk About Fluoride

March 12, 2020
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So much of parenting is a balancing act. Making sure your child has enough play time and enough nap time. Crafting meals that are both healthy and appealing. Making sure every dental product you use is both effective and safe. While our team can’t recommend the perfect bedtime story, or tell you why your child…
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Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!

February 4, 2020
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A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake patients make in their oral care routine, and it can be detrimental to the gums and teeth. What can brushing too hard cause? Receding gums…
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Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

January 22, 2020
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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes,…
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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