Baby Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

Pacifiers are one of those controversial topics that parents universally dread discussing, right up there with screen time and baby formula. What is it about pacifiers that gets people so riled up? It seems that the primary objection naysayers have about pacifiers is that they cause orthodontic issues, but as pediatric dentists, we have some good news for you: the …

Sports Mouth Guards: What You Need to Know

In pediatric dentistry, we consider sports mouth guards to be necessary preventive care, just like regular dental cleanings and exams. If your child or teen is active in sports, we can’t stress enough how important it is that they wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth and jaws from injury. While any sports mouth guard is better than no …

What You Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Care

Pediatric dental care wasn’t always taken very seriously. There was a time when it was uncommon for young children to even go to the dentist at all and dental problems were left untreated because, well, baby teeth will fall out eventually, right? When you know better, you do better, and luckily, these days we are all fully aware of the …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

If you’ve been considering Invisalign for yourself or your teen, you probably have a number of questions. Even though Invisalign has been on the market for many years, it’s still relatively new compared to traditional metal braces, which means patients simply aren’t as familiar with the system and how it works. Below, we answer the five most common questions we …

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 …

Young girl with long straight light brown hair smiling with braces while holding a tooth brush and floss.

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 …