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Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health
Tonsils, Adenoids, and Oral Health

Tonsils and adenoids play an important role in maintaining good oral health. The tonsils are found in the back of the throat. The adenoids are found in the back of nose above the soft palate. Both the tonsils and adenoids remove bacteria from the mouth when you breathe in. Because they fight infections, the tonsils and adenoids can become infected…

Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth
Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth

Most of us have heard of wisdom teeth, the teeth that get their namesake because they appear long after your permanent teeth have grown in. This is usually during your late teens and early twenties.These teeth are usually removed because they serve no real purpose. Many times, they fail to erupt, becoming liabilities for infections down the line. When they…

A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces
A Perfect Smile: Your Child and Braces

Children benefit from orthodontic treatment when they have a “bad bite.” Their teeth might be crowded or crooked, or the jaws might be misaligned. Your New York dentist might recommend braces to correct the problem, which results in a beautiful smile and healthier mouth. An abnormal bite can contribute to many dental problems, including; Tooth decay Tooth loss Gum disease…

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…