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. …

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 …