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How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay

How to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay

Your toddler’s teeth may not be permanent, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with not taking care of them. Toddler tooth decay can begin as soon as their first teeth grow in, so you need to be proactive about your toddler’s dental health. Daily Dental Care to Prevent Toddler Tooth Decay Just as with an adult’s permanent teeth,…

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Hydration and Dental Health for Kids
Hydration and Dental Health for Kids

Did you know hydration and dental health are connected? When kids drink water they are helping improve their own oral health. Drinking water does a lot more than keeping your child hydrated. It can also help to promote good dental health. Dr. Shiva Basir states that fluoridated water, in particular, has numerous benefits for your teeth. Here are a few…

Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?
Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?

Teeth-whitening products have become extremely popular in recent years, but are they safe for your children to use? Most dentists, including your New York dentist, Dr. Shiva Basir, recommend that no whitening products be used on your children until they reach the age of 14. By then, all baby teeth are gone, and adult teeth have fully emerged. Teeth-whitening programs…

Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation
Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation

Sedation is not something only for adults, and can be a way for your child to go through a procedure comfortably, safely, and painlessly. Children who require some kind of dental procedure must sometimes be sedated or anesthetized, so that there is no movement during the operation, or simply because they have excessive fear of drills or other equipment. The…

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…

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…