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Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?

Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?

It’s a popular misconception that a child needs to have all their permanent teeth in place before going to see an orthodontist for the first time. There are a great many things occurring in your child’s mouth at a young age, and many of those things are hidden by the gums. There might be signs such as difficulty with chewing, or problems with…

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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…

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…