What to Expect at Kids' First Dental Visit

What to Expect at Kids’ First Dental Visit

There are so many milestones for kids as they grow – including their first visit to the dentist.  Since this is their introduction into the world of oral health, you want it to be a positive experience. But wait – once you have made the appointment for your child, don’t get the jitters. Knowing what to expect can keep you …

Should I Send My Kid to A Pediatric or a General Dentist?

Should I Send My Kid to A Pediatric or a General Dentist?

There is no denying that your young child should be making a trip to the dentist by the age of 12 months. Seeking early and regular dental care – despite the missing presence of a full mouth of teeth – is highly recommended in setting the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.  This leaves most parents with the question: …

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What Can You Do for a Cracked Baby Tooth?

According to The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should visit a dentist by the time they are a year old. Why? Because good oral hygiene begins with your child’s first baby tooth. Although baby teeth fall out in a few years, these teeth serve as space holders for permanent teeth. And without good oral care, …

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When to Start Brushing Baby Teeth

By introducing teeth brushing in your baby’s life as soon as possible, you can help prevent the future onset of dental issues. Good pediatric dental care can set your child up for a lifetime of good dental care and a healthy smile.  When should parents start brushing their child’s teeth, and how should it be done? When Do Baby Teeth …

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What Happens If You Lose a Baby Tooth Too Early?

As a parent, you know exactly what to do if your child skins a knee or gets a splinter, but when they come to you with a knocked out tooth, it’s hard not to panic! As a pediatric dentist in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, we see a lot of kids with baby teeth that are knocked out. While this can be …

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When Should a Child Start Going to the Dentist?

Ask friends and family members when you should start taking your child to the dentist and you’re likely to get a number of different answers. There’s even debate among dentists and pediatricians about the topic! Fortunately, there’s not any debate among the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics—each of these organizations recommend …

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Pediatric Dentist vs. Family Dentist: Which Is Best for Your Children?

If you’re looking for a dentist for your little one, you may wonder why you can’t just bring them to your own dentist. After all, a family dentist treats the whole family, right? While it’s true that many dentists in Brooklyn treat patients of all ages, it’s a good idea for children to see a pediatric dentist. Here’s why. Pediatric …

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How to Find a Good Pediatric Dentist

Finding a good pediatric dentist in Brooklyn or any big city can be difficult. While in a smaller town or suburb, you might not have many options, here, you’re faced with so many choices it’s hard to know where to start! We hope that you’ll agree that our very own Dr. Liza Idelchik at A&R Advanced Dental Group in Brooklyn …