Oral Health Tips For Children With Autism

For children with autism, caring for teeth can be challenging. The sensation of brushing, opening their mouth, or laying back in a dental chair may feel uncomfortable. Every child is different! Fortunately, there are ways to make the experience less stressful. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, here are a few tips to help children with autism care for their …

Spring Cleaning: 5 Things to Throw Out

Now that spring has officially sprung, where are you in your spring cleaning process? If you haven’t yet started, don’t worry — there is still plenty of time! Remember, when it comes to spring cleaning you’ll want to start small. Dedicate your energy to one room or space at a time — it’s always easier to tackle smaller tasks than …

Understanding Special Needs Dentistry

Children with special needs need oral treatment much like anyone else; however they benefit most from seeing a dentist who caters explicitly to these patients. Often, special needs kids have special dental considerations; some are very susceptible to tooth decay; others require medication or a diet that is detrimental to dental health. Still, others find brushing and flossing to be …

Introducing the New iTero Scanner at AMPD

At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontics, we consistently strive to offer the latest and greatest technologies to our patients. That’s why we’re so proud to bring you the iTero Element 2 Scanner! Despite our best efforts, traditional impressions aren’t the most comfortable of processes. They’re gooey, unpleasant tasting, and restrict breathing and swallowing. That’s where the iTero comes in! …

5 Ways You Can Get Ready for National Children’s Dental Health Month

T-minus two days until National Children’s Dental Health Month! What once began as a two city event in 1941 has developed into a nationwide annual program each February. This month long observance is meant to educate and promote the importance of oral health. By instilling good oral health habits early, your child will have a better chance at having a beautiful smile …

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 …