What is Tongue-Tie and How Can Laser Dentistry Help?
Tongue tie can make it more difficult or even impossible for your child to breastfeed and may also cause other ongoing issues, such as speech impairment. Fortunately, this condition is easily diagnosed and corrected. What is tongue-tie? Tongue tie can be present at birth. It’s characterized by an issue with the lingual frenulum, a small […]Read More
Laser Dentistry and How it can Help Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging, but if your baby is tongue tied, he or she may have trouble nursing and latching onto your breast. What does it mean when a baby is tongue tied? If a baby is tongue tied, he or she has a condition at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. […]Read More
How Can I Calm Down My Child who is Scared of the Dentist?
Even very young children need regular dental care, but this can be made more difficult if your child is fearful about a visit to the dentist. Fortunately, there are several ways you can help prepare your child and make the visit go more smoothly so he or she can easily get needed care without too […]Read More
The Importance of Cleanings Before Going Back to School
Your kids going back to school is a hectic time. Your “to do” list is filled with things to accomplish before school starts. Be sure to add dental cleanings for your children to that list. Dental cleanings are an important part of your children’s health. Why Dental Checkups Are So Important Before School Starts Summertime […]Read More
How Young Can my Child Develop a Cavity?
Like so many things in a growing child’s life, exactly what’s best for pediatric dental care changes quickly – and it’s essential to stay informed as the years go by. Let’s review the key facts you should know. Statistics for Cavities in Children A child’s teeth start forming before birth, and though it’s rare, they […]Read More
FDA Warns that Benzocaine Teething Products Aren’t Safe for Children
What Are Benzocaine Teething Products? Benzocaine teething products are products intended to help children with teething, the initial eruption of the deciduous (“baby”) teeth in the gums, which typically starts between the ages of four to six months. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that was previously used to reduce pain for teething infants. Benzocaine is […]Read More
Are Dental X-Rays Safe for my Child?
Dental X-rays can be important for your child’s oral health, but you may also have concerns about the safety of these screenings. What are dental X-rays? Dental X-rays utilize radiation to take pictures of teeth, gums, and bones. X-rays can be intraoral or extraoral. Intraoral X-rays, which are more common, give a detailed view of the […]Read More
A Preventative Approach to Pediatric Dentistry
Common Oral Health Issues for Children Just like adults, children can have a range of dental issues. Many of these can appear even before they start to lose their baby teeth, a process that starts around age six. A little prevention goes a long way! When children eat, bacteria use foodstuffs – particularly sugar – […]Read More
What is a Pediatric Tooth Extraction?
Pediatric dentists do everything possible to save a child’s tooth from being pulled, but there are some cases when removing a tooth is necessary. What Is a Pediatric Tooth Extraction? A pediatric tooth extraction is a simple dental procedure that involves taking out a tooth from the bone socket. Reasons for Having a Pediatric Tooth […]Read More
Join us in Introducing Dr. Rima as Managing Partner
We are proud to officially announce Dr. Rima Parikh as managing partner at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics! Park View Pediatric is one of Manhattan’s first dental practices devoted exclusively to children. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Deborah Pilla, our practice has been leading the way in the gentle dental care movement for more […]Read More