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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dentist Visit

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Dentist Visit

Your child’s first dentist visit can be both exciting and a little bit scary for parents. Preparing your child for their first visit is crucial to make sure they have a great first impression. At Upper Eastside Kids Dentist, we recommend scheduling an appointment for your child within six months of getting their first tooth. They should see a pediatric…

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10 Dental Care Tips for Preserving Your Kid’s Radiant Smile
10 Dental Care Tips for Preserving Your Kid’s Radiant Smile

As dentists and parents, we understand how important it is to help our kids develop good oral hygiene habits. Healthy adult teeth begin with having healthy kid’s teeth. The goal is to keep kids cavity-free because we also understand that poor dental health can affect their smiles, confidence, and future. Untreated dental problems inhibit children from eating well, sleeping well,…

Questions to ask your NY dentist about Invisalign or braces for your kid

Don’t you hate it when you think of all the good questions after you leave the doctor’s office? It doesn’t make the questions any less important, right? As your child approaches the teen years, you may wonder if they will need braces. In some instances, it becomes obvious they will need some straightening treatment. Invisalign aligners work like traditional braces,…

What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash
What You Need to Know About Your Kids and Mouthwash

It’s so important that parents start their children on the road to good oral hygiene habits at an early age. Fortunately, there are toothpaste brands designed specifically for younger kids to use. For instance, some toothpaste is classified for toddlers. It’s made to be safe to swallow. This protects younger children who haven’t quite mastered the spit it out stage.…

Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids
Mouthguard Information for Parents with Active Kids

Dr. Shiva Basir advises parents whose children engage in sports and other recreational activities to ensure they wear mouth guards. The equipment helps to protect the child against dental injuries. Knowing which mouthguard is right for your child is important. Here is more information on the three types available and why they are so important. Reasons for kids to  use…

What to do if Your Child has a Cracked Tooth

Even though dental issues such as a broken crown or a missing tooth are hard to miss, the same thing cannot be said for a cracked tooth. In many cases, a crack is so small that it is invisible to the naked eye. Unless your child notices it, you may not see it right away. Of course, if they suffered…