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17Feb
2016
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What Is the Best Age for My Kid's Orthodontic Evaluation?

What Is the Best Age for My Kid’s Orthodontic Evaluation?

You might have noticed more young children seem to be wearing braces these days, whereas it used to be only older children and teenagers who were straightening their teeth. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. But why is it worth taking your child […]

02Oct
2015
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What If Your Child Has a Tooth Infection?

What If Your Child Has a Tooth Infection?

Infected teeth can be extremely painful so take action if your child begins to complain about toothache. Other symptoms can include a throbbing pain in the affected tooth, and this pain can radiate out towards the rest of the head and neck area, causing sore jaws, earache and muscle tension. A mild toothache that gradually […]

07Sep
2015
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Canker Sores in Children: How You Can Help Your Kid

Canker Sores in Children: How You Can Help Your Kid

Canker sores in children can be very painful at worst, and at best they are a nuisance and will cause discomfort. Your kid may develop them on the inside of their cheeks or on their tongue. The sores can look white or gray colored and they might have a red colored border. These sores can […]

22Jun
2015
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What Should I Do If My Child Has Toothache?

What Should I Do If My Child Has Toothache?

If your child has toothache, then please don’t ignore it but instead book an appointment with the Kids Dentistry Center for a proper evaluation. We have several great pediatric dentists including Dr. Marina Krepkh and can examine your child’s mouth to determine the cause of their dental pain. Prompt treatment can often help to save the […]

18May
2015
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GERD: How It Can Affect Kids Dental Health

GERD: How It Can Affect Kids Dental Health

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD isn’t just for adults as this disease can affect children and even babies. In very young children it can cause fussiness and vomiting after feeding, while in older kids GERD may lead to stomach and chest discomfort or heartburn. The good news is that most kids will outgrow GERD without […]

20Apr
2015
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Mouth Breathing: Why It Can Cause Health Problems

Mouth Breathing: Why It Can Cause Health Problems

At this time of year the pollen levels are beginning to increase, causing a range of seasonal allergies. These can lead to the upper airways becoming obstructed, creating a problem with mouth breathing. Often your pediatric dentist in NYC  will be the first person to identify signs of mouth breathing in a young child, particularly as […]

06Apr
2015
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What Does It Mean If Your Kid Is Snoring?

What Does It Mean If Your Kid Is Snoring?

It is estimated more than 10% of children will regularly snore, and this can be caused by a number of different issues but does show that the airway is blocked at some level. If your child snores then it is important to try to find out why as this can cause low levels of oxygen […]

23Dec
2014
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Are Dental X-Rays Necessary and Safe for Kids?

Are Dental X-Rays Necessary and Safe for Kids?

This is a question our pediatric dentists often get asked at the Kids Dentistry Center, and while there are legitimate concerns about children being exposed to too many x-rays this is certainly is not the case with dental x-rays. We use digital dental x-rays that are extremely safe and we take all necessary precautions to […]

08Sep
2014
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Smart Snacks for Your Child Dental Health

Smart Snacks for Your Child Better Dental Health

Parents and caregivers can usually easily control their child’s Snack habits while they are at home, but it is a different matter when they are out and about, or at school, and often the temptation of unhealthy but tasty snacks can be too much to resist. A large part of the dental health problem can be down […]

28Jul
2014
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Childhood Tooth Decay

Early Childhood Tooth Decay Prevention

Early childhood tooth decay often occurs in the upper and lower front teeth, and it can be a serious problem. Some parents may think childhood tooth decay is inevitable, but in fact it can often be prevented. There is also a common misconception that these teeth are not particularly important as they are soon replaced […]

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