Newsflash: Chocolate is Good For Your Teeth!

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Okay.. we admit it. That’s not entirely true, but there are some benefits to chowing down on chocolate over other sweet treats. In fact, it may surprise you that dark chocolate has actually been deemed beneficial for your health in more areas than one. What makes dark chocolate a good dental decision? As compared to other types of candy — …

3 Dental Musts to Have in Your Phone

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Technology is a wonderful thing. Not only does it allow us to stay connected and in the know, but it has afforded us the opportunity to stay organized as well. Nowadays, folks keep everything at the ready in their phones, and these dental musts should be no different! Booked Appointments: Gone are the days of getting that dreaded “you missed …

Why Are Bedtime Routines So Important?

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Tucking your little ones into bed at night can be hectic if you don’t have a routine in place. That’s why it’s imperative that you create a bedtime routine from a young age — and stick to it! Here’s why: Bedtime routines promote healthy sleep patterns. Studies have shown that parents who set a regular routine for winding down at …

How to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

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With Halloween right around the corner, there is one thing on every child’s mind — trick-or-treating! However, as all of us parents know, sugary sweets may taste delicious, but they aren’t good for our teeth. If you’re struggling to tame your child’s sweet tooth this Halloween season, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Celebrate with Tooth-Friendly, but …

What To Do About Chapped Lips

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With the fall season in full swing, and the temperatures starting to drop here on the island, many of us will be suffering from a common cold weather frustration — chapped lips. We know how frustrating (and painful) chapped lips can be, especially when they crack. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help your little ones …

Why Are Pacifier Habits Bad?

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Young children love pacifiers, but while they may be comforting, they do pose a few dangers when it comes to developing a healthy smile as an adult. The effects are actually very similar to thumb-sucking, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid giving your baby a pacifier all together! We will dive a bit deeper into how it affects …

What is Xylitol?

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We are always looking for new ways to help our patient protect their teeth. And while brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing, and scheduling your bi-annual dental cleanings and exams are essential to staying on track, there are extra things that you can do to help prevent tooth decay at home. By eating the right foods, reducing the …

Weekend Events on Long Island

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September flew by — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spend the last weekend of the month having fun with your little ones! There are still many weekends ahead to spend enjoying all of the awesome fall events happening across the island. Visit the Babylon Fall Festival Hay rides, pumpkin picking, petting zoo animals, and more! There is no …

Should I Be Doing More to Help My Kids Prevent Cavities?

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Tooth decay isn’t just a problem that affects adults — and it’s not just a problem that affects adult teeth. Our little ones can develop cavities at any age! Even baby teeth can develop tooth decay. So, as a parent, you may be wondering if there is anything more than you can do to prevent cavities and keep your little …

Our September Testimonial Round Up!

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We absolutely love when we get to hear from our awesome patients! We are always looking to give you and your kids the best possible dental experience. Whether you are new to our practice or you’re just looking to see what others have said about our pediatric dentistry, these are just a few of the amazing reviews we received recently. …