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 …

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How to Brush Teeth with Braces

Brushing and flossing isn’t exactly easy when you have braces, but it’s more important than ever. Take a few extra minutes each day to brush around your brackets and wires to get the job done right and you’ll be happy you did when it’s time to get your braces off in a year or two.  Need some pointers? Here’s how …

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Delayed Tooth Eruption: What to Expect

As much as we love those gummy baby smiles, it’s definitely a proud parent moment when that first tooth emerges. Sure, it’s not exactly an achievement, but after all the drooling and fussing and gnawing everything within reach, it sure feels like one, doesn’t it? Some babies and toddlers don’t get their baby teeth when we expect them to, though. …

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

As parents, it’s natural to worry about a topic like sedation dentistry. Any time we use sedation, there’s risk involved. Is it worth the risk? How do we keep children safe during procedures in which sedation is needed? Sedation is different from anesthesia; topical and injected anesthesia ensures that a procedure is pain-free, while sedation helps a child stay calm …

Photograph of a woman with brown hair holding Invisalign braces in one hand & traditional braces on false teeth in the other.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Many people struggle to decide between getting Invisalign and traditional braces for their orthodontic treatment. It’s a conversation we have in our office again and again, as we help patients weigh the pros and cons of each option. Ultimately, every patient is different and the best option comes down to your lifestyle, your preferences, and your orthodontic needs. Here’s what …

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 …