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Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City provides comprehensive pediatric dental treatments in Garden City, NY! Part of our mission includes educating parents on how they can ensure that their child has exceptional oral health. That’s why we’ve written a dental blog! Check back periodically for additional tips. 

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little girl patient teeth on white at the dentist's office

Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Children?

As children grow older and their permanent teeth erupt, their teeth can look dull or yellow in color. Many parents inquire about teeth whitening for their children. In some cases, the yellow color is due to what your child eats or drinks, poor dental hygiene, or decay. The good news is teeth whitening can be

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pediatric dentist for fillings

Is it Normal to Defer to a Pediatric Dentist for Fillings?

If your child has severe decay or an infection, you may think the only solution would be the pull the primary tooth. Instead, your dentist can treat the inside of the baby tooth to save the tooth by performing a root canal. There are many benefits to saving primary teeth, and keeping them in your

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Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth

Is it Reasonable to Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth?

If your child has cavities, you may be wondering what can be done to save their teeth. At Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City, we have years of pediatric dentistry experience, and are trained to work with children. Cavities are common in children, and some children are prone to them more than others. If a child

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Root Canal Treatment for a 3 year old Baby

Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary for a 3-year-old Baby?

If your child has severe decay or an infection, you may think the only solution would be the pull the primary tooth. Instead, your dentist can treat the inside of the baby tooth to save the tooth by performing a root canal. There are many benefits to saving primary teeth, and keeping them in your

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Early Orthodontics

What Is Early Orthodontics?

Early orthodontics is also referred to as phase 1 orthodontic treatment, and may be necessary to help children who have growth or alignment issues with their teeth. At Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City, we offer a variety of different options for patients who require early orthodontics. Our goal is to address the issues early to

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Brushing my Baby's Teeth

When Should I Start Brushing my Baby’s Teeth?

Taking care of our teeth from birth is important, and teaching our children good oral hygiene from the beginning can help them later on in life. Many parents wonder when it is a good idea to start brushing their baby’s teeth. Primary teeth are very important, and they help a child with speech and development.

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tooth infection

How Long Does It Take for a Tooth Infection to Spread?

Infections can be serious, and it is always important for patients to know when to call their dentist. Infections should always be treated right away to avoid complications, or other issues from developing. If you have a toothache and throbbing pain that does not go away, the infection could spread to other places in the

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pediatric dentistry

What Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?

Pediatric dentists take an additional two to three years of special training after finishing their dental requirements. These doctors treat infants and children through adolescence. It is important to seek out a pediatric dentist for your child by the age of one, or when their first teeth erupt. Visiting the dentist at a young age

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Pacifier

What is the Correct Age to Take Away a Child’s Pacifier?

Pacifiers offer comfort and help to reduce stress in infants. Many parents wonder when it is appropriate to wean their child off the pacifier. If a pacifier is not taken away at a certain age it can cause serious issues with a child’s teeth, mouth, and jaw. At Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City, we support

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Fruit Juice

Can Fruit Juice Cause Tooth Decay?

Fruit juice is thought of as a healthy way to give children the vitamins they need. Juice is packed with sugar and acids that can cause damage to your child’s teeth. Teaching a child good eating and drinking habits is important, so they do not expect to have juice all of the time. Choosing water

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