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. …

Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard [Infographic]

We encourage you to play it safe! Dental emergencies and other injuries can be prevented, with the use of a custom fit mouthguard. Custom guards are more comfortable, don’t restrict breathing or speech, and provide the highest level of protection. As you may know, certain sports require the use of mouthguard — like football, lacrosse, wrestling, ice hockey and field …

Let’s Get This Straight: Q&A About Retainers

Hooray — the time has come, your child’s braces are coming off! No more needing to avoid certain foods or use specialized tools for cleaning, but you’re not out of the woods just yet. Children’s teeth continue to grow and shift into adulthood, which is why there is a crucial second step to keeping their smiles perfect — retainers. Here are …

Fun Facts About the Tooth Fairy

Have you ever wondered where the Tooth Fairy came from? Or what she looks like? You’re not alone! In fact, the story of the Tooth Fairy varies depending on who you speak to. While we don’t have all the answers, we did want to provide you with a few this National Tooth Fairy Day. See below for some fun facts about …

Brace Yourself: Braces-Friendly Recipe Ideas

It happened, your child got braces, and now their life is ruined — their usual words, not ours, of course.  When your child gets braces, they may feel as if their food choices are limited. And while yes, some snacks should be avoided you can rest assured that there are still plenty of braces-friendly options: Breakfast Pancakes A huge breakfast …

5 Must Know Travel Dental Care Tips

Have some upcoming vacations planned? We have five dental care tips you should know before you go. 1. Make time for a dental visit.We know how exciting it is to go on vacation. We also know how much prep work goes into getting the whole family ready to go. While this may not be your first thought, it’s a good …

Reasons To Get a Custom Fit Mouth Guard

When it comes to sports (competitive or recreational), safety is of utmost concern — and mouth guards are one of the most important pieces of sports equipment your child needs to stay safe!  In fact, according to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they aren’t wearing a mouth …

Dental Health Tips for Summer

Ah, summer, one of our favorite seasons — filled with trips to the beach, sleep-away camps, family getaways, poolside BBQs and more! With all these new activities added into your daily routines, it’s no wonder maintaining good oral hygiene and healthy eating habits can be a struggle. This summer, don’t take a vacation from your dental health. Follow the below …