How to Celebrate Fall on Long Island

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?

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

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

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 …

Labor Day Weekend Events on Long Island

Labor Day weekend is just a few days away! Do you know how you’ll be spending the three day weekend? If you don’t have plans just yet, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of Labor Day weekend events you’ll want to check out with the whole family. Labor Day Weekend Events on Long Island: Go Whale Watching (~2 hours from …

How Can Braces Correct An Overbite

Overbites are an extremely common dental problem, but if they are not corrected, dental problems can occur. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children are evaluated for orthodontic treatment at the age of 7. At this age, we can determine the best course of treatment and fix overbites, or any other dental problems. What is an overbite? …

Why Mouth Guards Are So Important

Did you know that just about one third of all dental injuries are sports related? As the kids get ready to head  back to school — parents also know that means Fall sports season is right around the corner. If your child is actively involved in any after school sports, you’ll want to make sure that they are protected with …

Tooth Friendly Back to School Recipes

Back to school season is around the corner! If you’re like most parents, you’ve probably already started shopping for fall clothes and school supplies. But have you given any thought to what you’ll pack into your child’s lunch box? Consider the snacks and recipes below, which will give your kids enough energy to learn and play all day while also …

Tips to Help Kids Learn How to Floss

You know that you should be brushing for two minutes, two times a day, but do you also remember to floss? Flossing is one of the most important steps in your oral hygiene routine — and it’s an important habit to instill in your children, too. By teaching them how to floss, and the importance of flossing, at a young …

5 Ways to Make Braces More Comfortable

Braces require an adjustment period. The brackets may feel strange against your lips and tongue, and your bite will feel different as your teeth straighten into position. As a result of these changes, we also know that whether you just received braces or you recently have them tightened, you may feel some soreness and sensitivity. Don’t worry, this is common …