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How to Prevent a Kids Dental Emergency During the Summer

The summer season is an exciting time for kids—especially because they usually have more free time! Some of the activities that kids engage in during the summer can be a great way for them to have fun while exercising—but proper safety measures are very important to prevent a dental emergency. Furthermore, summertime can mean that…

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What Are The Worst Kids Dental Habits?

As kids grow, they may begin developing habits that are not favorable for their dental health. Sometimes, kids grow out of these bad habits but other times they just continue into their teenage years and worsen. If these bad habits are not corrected early, they can cause permanent damage that can be costly and painful…

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Can Kids Get Sick From Germs in the Mouth?

Germs can spread and thrive in all sorts of places, including the mouth. In fact, illness can begin in the mouth and be transmitted to others orally as well. Kids are especially vulnerable to getting sick, as they may not have yet solidified their oral hygiene habits and their immune systems are not as strong…

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How to Treat Kids Tooth Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Parenting is a full-time job, and when your child has tooth pain, you may need to work overtime! Toothaches can keep kids up at night and make it difficult for them to eat without pain—but there is hope! During this unprecedented time, dental offices are open for dental emergencies in New York. Furthermore, because of…

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Delayed Tooth Eruption in Kids

Tooth eruption refers to the emergence of a tooth through the gums and into the mouth. Tooth eruption in children tends to loosely follow a common growth schedule, as published by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In general, parents tend to see a baby’s first tooth anywhere between four and fifteen months of age.…

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How Does Oral Thrush Affect Babies and Kids?

Oral thrush refers to an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast fungi in the mouth that causes symptoms that may negatively impact nutritional intake and dental health. Oral thrush is most common in babies under six months of age. It is also common among kids and people who are immunocompromised (suffering from a weakened…

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Why Does My Child Need Dental X Rays?

Picture this: you’re at the dentist with your son and the dentist says, “We’re going to need to take a new set of x rays for Benny,” but you’re wondering why he needs new x rays when he had them one year ago. Far too often, parents get stuck in this situation where they don’t…

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What is the Difference Between a General Dentist and a Pediatric Dentist?

Even though pediatric dentists and general dentists both treat dental health conditions, these two types of dentists differ in a variety of ways. General dentists tend to treat and focus solely on adult teeth and adult dental health conditions, meanwhile pediatric dentists usually only treat children’s teeth (also known as baby teeth), mixed dentition (kids…

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Kids Oral Health Tips for Flu Season

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a common ailment among Americans during the fall and winter months (although sometimes flu season varies) that brings on various debilitating symptoms. The flu is especially dangerous to those over 65 years of age, people who are immuno-compromised and children, as the risks for complications are greatly increased among those…

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Chalky Teeth in Kids

Chalky teeth, medically termed “enamel hypoplasia,” is a dental condition that kids can develop when their baby teeth and/or permanent (adult) teeth are growing in. This condition causes the tooth enamel that protects the inner layer of dentin (containing the tooth’s nerve) to become very thin. Often times chalky teeth may interfere with a child’s…