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    Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry at the Autism Walk at John Burns Town Park

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry will be walking in and donating to the Autism Walk at John Burns Town Park on Sunday, September 23rd! For more information on the event click here: http://massapequa.patch.com/events/autism-awareness-walk

    Understanding the Importance of Preventive Care from an Early Age

    Last updated 5 years ago

    From the very first tooth your child grows, it’s important that you practice good preventative dentistry on his or her behalf. This includes instilling good brushing and flossing habits and taking your child to your Long Island pediatric dentist for cleanings and fluoride treatments. These simple preventative steps can help your child’s mouth grow and develop in a  healthy way.

    • Better Nutrition: Children who have their mouths taken care of regularly at their pediatric dentist have healthier teeth and gums. This means they are able to eat and drink with healthy teeth. Good chewing habits allows your child to get better nutrition and have better eating habits.
    • Improved Speech: As children grow, learning to speak is an important part of aging. But bad oral health or skipping care form a special needs dentist could mean your child’s teeth are actually impairing speech. A healthy, well-formed, and well-cared-for mouth will help children learn good pronunciation and overcome speech impediments.
    • Health Maintenance: Without fluoride treatments and regular cleanings from your pediatric dentist, you run the risk of infection in your child’s mouth. Oral infections are very serious because they can rapidly spread throughout the rest of the body. Children’s immune systems are very vulnerable, so maintaining good oral health is the key to overall health and well being.
    • Lower Cost: Even for children’s dentists, lengthy dental procedures can take a lot of time and money. By offering your child good preventative dentistry, you could be saving yourself a lot of wasted time and money down the road. Instead of corrective procedures, invest in prevention up front for healthier and less expensive oral care.

    If your child has started developing his or her teeth, it’s time to begin preventative care by visiting your Long Island pediatric dentist. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, we work to really “wow” our patients through compassionate, gentle, and thorough professional dental care. Call (516) 798-1111 to schedule your child’s first dental appointment today.

    Get More Facts On Dental Hygiene For Kids With These Resources

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you're seeking additional information about pediatric dentistry and how it can help improve your child's dental health, browse the following resources. Each provides helpful information surrounding preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment for common childhood dental issues.

    • This article details the benefits of choosing a pediatric dentist for your child's oral healthcare.
    • Understand how you can meet your child's early dental needs by reading this article, provided by the American Dental Association.
    • This guide provided by the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry addresses common children's dental issues and shares insight on how to resolve them.
    • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that limiting your child's intake of sugars and starches will help prevent cavities. Visit this page to find out more.
    • Learn about the benefits of early childhood orthodontic treatment by reading this article from the Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center.

    If you still have questions concerning your child's dental health, call Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry at (516) 798-1111 to learn more.

    Why You Should See a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child's Dental Care

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Your child’s overall health is a top priority, and maintaining his or her dental health is essential to that overall health. Children are recommended to regularly see a dentist as early as age one. Just as pediatricians specialize in providing healthcare for children, pediatric dentists are specially trained to provide dental services for kids. Below, read why you should see a pediatric dentist for your child's dental needs. 

    Specially Trained to Treat Kids

    After completing dental school, pediatric dentists partake in a two-year residency program specializing in dentistry for infants, children, and adolescent patients with special dental needs. This hands-on training prepares pediatric dentists to address common oral issues in children, including cavities, gum diseases, and fluoride treatments.

    Once licensed, pediatric dentists work in practices that provide dental treatment for children. These specialized doctors work closely with patients to treat current issues and identify problems. This early-on interaction provides pediatric dentists with the chance to recommend additional treatment, like orthodontics, that can help young patients avoid problematic issues down the road. Pediatric dentists work to ensure that each child has a healthy smile for many years to come.

    Work in Offices that Are Catered to Children

    Pediatric dentists and their staff are experienced in making children feel at ease throughout each visit. Their offices are laid out and decorated with child-friendly décor, and relevant dental issues are communicated to each patient in an age-appropriate manner. Pediatric dentists use fun, engaging techniques to relay lessons about preventative oral care, including information on healthy diet and breaking behavioral habits, like thumb-sucking. Recognizing that education and prevention go hand-in-hand, pediatric dentists strive to involve patients and parents alike during each step of the treatment process.

    If you're looking for a comfortable, friendly dental office that provides top-quality dental care for children, call Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry at (516) 798-1111. Our board-certified pediatric dentists use the latest equipment and technology to treat patients. Contact our Long Island-area practice to schedule an appointment today, and allow us to bring a healthy smile to your child's face.

    Tips for Flossing with Braces

    Last updated 5 years ago

    While it can seem challenging at first, flossing with braces can be mastered with a little time and patience. This video provides a useful, step-by-step demonstration of the proper way to floss with braces.

    Begin by directing the floss underneath the archwire toward the gums. You may want to use a floss threader, which looks like a plastic needle, to assist in this process. Once the floss is under the archwire, pull the floss between the teeth. Repeat this process to clean the spaces between each tooth. Floss at least once a day, and brush after each meal.

    You should combine a cleaning regimen with regular dental checkups with a pediatric dentist. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, we're committed to helping maintain your child's healthy smile. Call us at (516) 798-1111 to schedule an appointment today.

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