Why Are Pacifier Habits Bad?

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Young children love pacifiers, but while they may be comforting, they do pose a few dangers when it comes to developing a healthy smile as an adult. The effects are actually very similar to thumb-sucking, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid giving your baby a pacifier all together! We will dive a bit deeper into how it affects …

What is Xylitol?

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We are always looking for new ways to help our patient protect their teeth. And while brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing, and scheduling your bi-annual dental cleanings and exams are essential to staying on track, there are extra things that you can do to help prevent tooth decay at home. By eating the right foods, reducing the …

Weekend Events on Long Island

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September flew by — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend the last weekend of the month having fun with your little ones! There are still many weekends ahead to spend enjoying all of the awesome fall events happening across the island. Visit the Babylon Fall Festival Hay rides, pumpkin picking, petting zoo animals, and more! There is no …

Should I Be Doing More to Help My Kids Prevent Cavities?

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Tooth decay isn’t just a problem that affects adults — and it’s not just a problem that affects adult teeth. Our little ones can develop cavities at any age! Even baby teeth can develop tooth decay. So, as a parent, you may be wondering if there is anything more than you can do to prevent cavities and keep your little …

Our September Testimonial Round Up!

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We absolutely love when we get to hear from our awesome patients! We are always looking to give you and your kids the best possible dental experience. Whether you are new to our practice or you’re just looking to see what others have said about our pediatric dentistry, these are just a few of the amazing reviews we received recently. …

Healthy Fall Snacks for Teeth

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Are you excited for all things fall? In addition to the changing leaves, the new season also means plenty of new opportunities to snack on festive (healthy) treats. Here are a few of our favorite fall snacks that you can indulge in — without hurting your teeth! Healthy Fall Snacks: Apples! – There are few snacks that say “fall” more …

How to Celebrate Fall on Long Island

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Autumn is one of the best times of year here on Long Island. From apple picking to fall festivals to taking in the changing scenery, there is so much to do! Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ways to celebrate fall on Long Island. What is your best way to celebrate? Go Apple Picking Out East It’s apple …

What Are Orthodontic Spacers?

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When it comes to braces, almost everyone is familiar with the metal brackets and wires that straighten smiles. However, before we can place braces on your teeth, we need to take a few steps to prepare your smile for your new orthodontic treatment. That’s where orthodontic spacers come into play! We’ll dive into what orthodontic spacers are and why you …

Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

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The school season is in full swing, but adjusting to your child’s busy schedule doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your health. There are plenty of easy, back-to-school snacks that you can put together for your little ones while remaining sane. We’ve listed a few of our favorite healthy treats below. Healthy Back-to-School Snacks: Apple “Donuts” Put peanut butter …

Why You Should Schedule Your Back-to-School Dental Check Up

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Here at Adelberg & Montalvan Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics, we know that the back-to-school season is a busy time of year for parents and children alike. However, although we know you’re busy dropping your little ones off at school, rushing to work and trying to get to soccer practice on time, we don’t want you to forget to schedule your …