Importance of Establishing a Dental Home

As a parent, one of the most exciting events in your child’s first year of life is watching their first tiny baby tooth come in. And one of the most important things you can do for their oral health at this time is establish a dental home!  Regular visits to the same dental office provide numerous benefits to your little …

How To Make Dental Visits Stress Free

Dental visits can be stressful for both parent and child — they can also cause children to experience a great deal of anxiety! Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your little ones calm before heading into an appointment. Educate Them About the Dentist One of the reasons that children are so afraid of the dentist is because …

Family Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

While you’re busy making your own New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to teach your little ones to do the same thing. Children tend to follow through when they see their parents sticking to their own goals as well — so why not make some resolutions together as a family! Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions you and your kids can …

Flu Prevention Tips

The bad news? Cold and flu season is here. The good news? By instilling some good health habits, you and your family can help stop the spread of germs! While the flu can affect anyone, it tends to hit the very young and the very old the hardest. For those with little ones or grandparents in the home, here’s how …

Common Winter Mouth Woes

Winter may be chilly, but that shouldn’t stop all the fun! But sometimes, the mixture of the cool temperatures and harsh winds can wreak havoc on your little one and their mouth. Feel free to enjoy the winter in as many ways as you can think of, but be aware of these common winter mouth woes in the process to ensure …

Healthy Habits to Keep Your Kids Smiling Through the New Year

Can you believe 2019 is almost here? What better time than now to start considering some healthy changes you and your family can make for the new year. Even a few, slight changes to your daily routine can provide lifelong benefits! See below for 5 quick tips: 1. Encourage physical activity. Everyone has a phone nowadays, including your little ones. Try …

Your Comprehensive Guide to Athletic Mouthguards

You know what they say, “kids will be kids.” And with kids so full of energy, it’s no surprise they experience frequent bumps and bruises — especially when involved in athletics. Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve had to comfort your little one over a bruised knee or scraped elbow. As such, you’ll invest in some extra protection, …

National Dental Hygiene Month FAQs

The month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s the perfect time to teach your child about dental hygiene — and how a good dental care routine now will last throughout adult years later.Here are the top pediatric dental hygiene questions, answered, so you and your child can feel confident with their oral care now and in …

Sports Safety Tips: Stay Protected [Infographic]

Playing sports and enjoying recreational activities is a normal part of being a kid, but unfortunately, with these activities, injuries can and do occur. One way to help reduce injury risk? Make sure your athlete is wearing the right protective gear for their activity. Here’s how your child can keep their face and head protected this sports season! Helmets Designed …

Q&A with Dr. Alyssa Levy

We’re proud to introduce the newest member of our staff, Dr. Alyssa Levy! Dr. Alyssa is super excited to be part of the AMPD family — did you know, her first experience in the field of pediatric dentistry began when she shadowed our very own doctors at our Nesconset location during summers home from college?! We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. …