What Do Kids' Cavities Look Like On The Front Side Of A Tooth?

What Do Kids’ Cavities Look Like On The Front Side Of A Tooth?

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists relates that by the time they reach kindergarten age, almost 60% of children in the U.S. have experienced some tooth decay. If it’s left untreated, decay leads to infection, difficulty in chewing, speaking, and can be an aesthetic concern.  What Causes Tooth Decay? Tooth decay in kids and the cavities that result from it …

How Do You Remove A Kid's Teeth Cavity?

How Do You Remove A Kid’s Teeth Cavity?

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Your child’s comfort is always important at a dental visit, and that includes comfortable care for cavities, should they occur. We have a child-friendly environment with dental tools suited for little ones, as well as a caring dental team who knows how to diagnose and treat your child’s dental needs. Before we look at how a child’s cavity is removed, …

How Often Should a Child Visit the Dentist for Cleanings?

How Often Should a Child Visit the Dentist for Cleanings?

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Just like adults, kids also need regular dental cleaning from a professional. Although your dentist can tell you exactly what is best for your child’s teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends teeth cleaning and a checkup every six months.  Starting a child early on a path to good oral health and hygiene is a great way to assure good …

Average Cost of Teeth Cleaning for a Child in New York

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Regular, professional dental cleaning is one of the best ways to prevent cavities and other dental health problems for your child. And when it comes to the health of your child, and preventing cavities, you want the best to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Routine professional cleaning and prevention is so much easier than having to treat and pay to …

Is It OK to Whiten Your Kid’s Teeth?

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We all want the very best for our kids – and that includes a bright, healthy smile. It may seem like young people’s teeth should be naturally white, but even kids can have yellowing or staining for different reasons. If you think your child could benefit from whitening treatment, is it OK to do it? Read on to learn more …

Do Kids Need To Get Cavities Fixed?

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Some parents assume it’s not necessary to treat cavities affecting their child’s baby (primary) teeth. While your child’s second set of pearly whites will replace their baby teeth, treating tooth decay promotes healthier adult teeth. A variety of treatment options are available from your child’s pediatric dentist to fix and prevent cavities. What are Cavities? Cavities, also known as caries, …

How Do You Protect Kids’ Teeth From Cavities?

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Kids are not always the best at caring for their own teeth. It then becomes primarily the parents’ or caregivers’ job to help them maintain their dental health, along with help from a quality pediatric dentist. Although the primary teeth are only temporary, they still serve as placeholders for the permanent teeth that will eventually replace them. By teaching children …

What a Molar Cavity Looks Like On Kids

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If your child complains of a toothache when chewing, you might wonder if they could have a molar cavity. The only way to know for sure if your child has a cavity in a molar is to schedule an appointment with their dentist for an evaluation, but if you’re wondering what a cavity looks like, we share some of the …

When Should A Child Have Their First Dental Cleaning?

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If you’re familiar with the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines for early dental care, you’re probably aware of the recommendation that children should see a dentist for a comprehensive oral evaluation at the age of 12 months (or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth). But what about their first …

How to Choose the Best Pediatric Dentist in Your Area

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If choosing a dentist for yourself is hard, choosing the best pediatric dentist in your area is even harder! Most parents spend a lot more time researching dentists for their kids than they spend researching their own dentists, and it’s easy to understand why—dental anxiety often starts with one bad experience in the dentist’s chair during childhood. We want nothing …

Are You Not Brushing Long Enough?

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There are plenty of classic songs to sing in your head when it’s brushing time to make sure you brush your teeth for long enough. Or maybe you’d rather wing it and take a guess at how long you have been brushing for. Either way, there is a good chance that you don’t brush your teeth for long enough these …