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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Dental Perspective

Oral health traverses the borders of perfect pearly teeth. It’s little wonder that the Surgeon General has said that your mouth is the window to the health of your general body. In essence, your dentist could play a significant role in picking up early signs of yet-to-fully-develop health complications. Obstructive sleep apnea is one example. What about sleep apnea? Sleep…

Brush, Book, Bed: Making Healthy Habits
Brush, Book, Bed: Making Healthy Habits

Through a new initiative called the Brush, Book, Bed program, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents and guardians to inculcate in their children the habit of brushing their teeth, develop a reading culture and establish a regular bedtime routine. The program is aimed at ensuring your child reap the benefits that come with a daily routine. Predictability in early…

Talk to Dr. Basir about Child Sleep Apnea
Talk to Dr. Basir about Child Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is one among a myriad of breathing-related sleep disorders. According to Dr. Basir of Upper East Side Kids Dentist in Manhattan, NY, obstructive sleep apnea in children occurs when airways muscle relax and collapse while your child is asleep. This results in obstructive breathing, which can limit the amount of restorative sleep your child is getting, as…

Using Sealants to Protect Children’s Teeth
Using Sealants to Protect Children’s Teeth

Many children lack proper brushing technique, so Dr. Basir recommends the use of dental sealants as an important safeguard against cavities in areas that are particularly prone to them. Here are some things that our Upper East Side Kids Dentist team would like to pass on to you about dental sealants. How Sealants Work On molars and other teeth where…

Preventing Dental Problems Through Diet
Preventing Dental Problems Through Diet

Eating healthy food is good for your child’s teeth and their entire body. Consuming too many foods and drinks that are filled with sugar like candies, soft drinks, cookies, fruit juices, and pastries can lead to an elevated risk of tooth decay and gum disease. To prevent these dental problems, it’s important to encourage your family to eat natural, low-sugar…

Protect Your Child from Sports-Related Dental Injuries with Sports Dentistry
Protect Your Child from Sports-Related Dental Injuries with Sports Dentistry

With an ever-growing number of children engaging in sports and exercise, sports dentistry plays a vital role in promoting the prevention and treatment of dental injuries, as well as repairing dento-facial injuries. When assisting our patients who are active athletes, our team emphasizes the advantages of mouthguards, performance-enhancing mouth wear, face masks, and other oral appliances. When any child is…

Tips for Teething
Tips for Teething

Primary tooth eruption or teething is the emergence of your child’s “baby” teeth. Many parents anxiously await the first sign of teeth, but some children may not get their first tooth until around their first birthday! It is completely normal and healthy to see teething commence anytime between three months to one year of age. If teething has not started…

AAP: No Fruit Juice For Under One Year
AAP: No Fruit Juice For Under One Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy statement: One should not include fruit juice in the diets of children under one year, as it offers no nutritional benefit to this age group. “Fruit Juice in Infant, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations” marks the first time the AAP has changed its policy on fruit juice since 2001, when it…