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Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Paul Casamassimo was recently featured in The New York Times….. Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children? According to the article: “Cavities between teeth are best caught early. If you wait until you can see it without an X-ray, “that tooth is in big trouble,” possibly requiring a root canal […]

The Value of Sealants

This article appeared in “The Upshot” column of the New York Times. We always enjoy passing on other voices that support treatment we strongly believe in, which, in this case, is dental sealants Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants Austin Frakt Austin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE SEPT. 19, 2016 Applying […]

Are there any health drawbacks related to drinking sparkling water?

This question was posed to the “Ask Well” column of the New York Times and here is the answer: Plain seltzer or sparkling water’s lack of sugar, calories, added colors or artificial flavors and its relatively low acidity makes it a generally healthy choice compared to most beverage options on the market, including most sodas, […]

Cavities in Baby Teeth

Question: Is it necessary to fill a cavity in a baby tooth? Answer: While all parents know baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep little teeth healthy because they are the blueprint for your child’s permanent teeth. Treating a cavity in a baby tooth is crucial to ensure the tooth stays in place […]

Bottlemouth Syndrome

Here is some important information provided by our friends at the American Association of Pediatricians ​Bottlemouth syndrome is a special form of tooth decay in very young children. It is caused by prolonged exposure to milk or sugary liquids. Children at risk for bottlemouth syndrome take bottles of milk or juice to bed at naptime […]