Thanksgiving Family Fun on Long Island

One week left until it’s time to carve the turkey and present your great aunt’s famous green bean casserole at the Thanksgiving dinner table! If you’re anything like us, you and your family can’t wait to dig in… and maybe you don’t have to. There are plenty of pre-Thanksgiving festivities taking place on Long Island this weekend to help you …

When Should My Child Have His First Dental Visit?

If you’re thinking you’ll wait to visit the pediatric dentist until your little one’s first full set of chompers has arrived, you’d be surprised to hear you’re terribly wrong! Studies have shown that most children don’t visit the dentist until they’re over two-years-old, but experts suggest you make that first appointment sooner rather than later. So, when is the best …

3 Things Your Pediatric Dentist Wants You to Know

We get it, life as a parent can be stressful. Fortunately, we can help take your parental dental duties out of that stress-ridden equation altogether. Remember these five pediatric dental do’s and you’ll be in better shape to cross “visit the dentist with Little Johnny” off your never-ending to-do list! Don’t procrastinate that first dental exam. It may surprise you …

How Do Pediatric Dentists Differ From Family Dentists?

You may be asking yourself, “what’s the benefit of choosing a pediatric dentist for my child over a family dentist?” The answer, in short — a lot! Allow us to break down some of the main differences that make pediatric dentists the obvious choice for parents worldwide. Pediatric dentists receive specialized training. All pediatric dentists are required to complete a …

Things A Dentist Knows Just By Looking in Your Mouth

Your eyes may be the windows to your soul, but your mouth is the window to your body. There’s a lot more your dentist can tell from your little one’s mouth than just if they’re actually brushing when they say they are and how soon until they lose their first tooth. Just by looking at their little teeth and gums, …

5 Tooth Safety Tips For Halloween

Happy Halloween! As pediatric dentists, we’re not necessarily fans of the treats, but we would certainly prefer them over tricks! Unless of course, those tricks would help you and your little one keep their pearly whites in tip-top shape this Halloween! Save the sweets for after dinner. Not only will this keep your children from spoiling their appetite, but it …

Newsflash: Chocolate is Good For Your Teeth!

Okay.. we admit it. That’s not entirely true, but there are some benefits to chowing down on chocolate over other sweet treats. In fact, it may surprise you that dark chocolate has actually been deemed beneficial for your health in more areas than one. What makes dark chocolate a good dental decision? As compared to other types of candy — …

3 Dental Musts to Have in Your Phone

Technology is a wonderful thing. Not only does it allow us to stay connected and in the know, but it has afforded us the opportunity to stay organized as well. Nowadays, folks keep everything at the ready in their phones, and these dental musts should be no different! Booked Appointments: Gone are the days of getting that dreaded “you missed …

Why Are Bedtime Routines So Important?

Tucking your little ones into bed at night can be hectic if you don’t have a routine in place. That’s why it’s imperative that you create a bedtime routine from a young age — and stick to it! Here’s why: Bedtime routines promote healthy sleep patterns. Studies have shown that parents who set a regular routine for winding down at …

How to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

With Halloween right around the corner, there is one thing on every child’s mind — trick-or-treating! However, as all of us parents know, sugary sweets may taste delicious, but they aren’t good for our teeth. If you’re struggling to tame your child’s sweet tooth this Halloween season, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Celebrate with Tooth-Friendly, but …