Coping with Baby Teething Problems

It’s an exciting milestone when we see those first bits of white poking through our baby’s gums, but all parents know that the lead up to those initial few teeth can be rough, to put it mildly. They’re crying, soaked with drool, uncomfortable, not sleeping well—and in those rare moments when they’re not screaming, they’re crawling around the house putting …

My Child Knocked Out a Tooth! What Should I Do?

If your child comes to you with a scraped knee, you wash it off and give them a bandage. If they get bumped in the head while playing basketball, you give them an ice pack to bring down the swelling. You know exactly what to do in these situations, but what if your child knocks out a tooth? As pediatric …

What Is No Shot Laser Dentistry, and How Does It Work?

We are very excited to offer pediatric laser dentistry in Levittown to make going to the dentist a more comfortable experience for kids. Although laser dentistry was first approved by the FDA in 1994, it’s become more popular in recent years with the development of advanced lasers that can be used by dental practices of all sizes. In order to …

Thumb Sucking: Is It Normal?

Does your baby, toddler, or preschooler suck their thumb or finger? Up until around 3 years of age, thumb sucking is a normal behavior. It’s known as a soothing mechanism that some children use from the time they are in the womb through their early childhood years.  While it may be developmentally normal in early childhood, thumb sucking can eventually …

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Starting Your Child on the Road to Dental Health

The oral hygiene habits established in childhood last a lifetime. Kids who learn that going to the dentist is a positive experience and take pride in caring for their teeth have healthier smiles as adults, so it’s important to get started now. Here’s how to help your child understand the value of dental health. Many parents are under the impression …

Laser Tongue or Lip Tie Release

Laser Tongue or Lip Tie Release

Everyone has small folds of tissue, known as frenums, that connect the tongue or lip to the mouth. In some people, though, the frenum is misplaced or too tight, causing a condition known as a tongue or lip tie. Infants with a tongue tie may need a procedure known as a frenectomy, which releases the tongue tie, to properly latch …

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Invisalign, known as “the clear alternative to braces,” is a convenient modern alternative to braces. Straight teeth are important not only for aesthetics and confidence, but also to improve oral hygiene and increase chewing ability. For more than a century, metal braces were the only option, but today Invisalign offers a better solution. Here are 4 benefits of Invisalign over …