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
When is it Time to Schedule my Child’s First Dental Visit?
Parents often wonder when their child’s first dental visit is needed. This appointment – which is recommended earlier than you may think – can help your child get a good start on dental health that can help benefit them for years to come. In this blog, the pediatric dentists at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & […]Read More
Maintaining Healthy Teeth for My Child
The foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth for your child starts earlier than you may realize. Early and regular visits to the pediatric dentist and good at-home habits will help protect your child’s teeth for years to come. Why is it important for your child to see a pediatric dentist regularly? A pediatric dentist […]Read More
What are Dental Sealants?
Even if your child brushes well, it’s difficult to do a good job of getting the back teeth clean, since nooks and crannies on molars are prime spots for developing cavities. Fortunately, dental sealants can greatly reduce their risk of getting a cavity on these back teeth, and the sealants are quick and easy for […]Read More
Is Teeth Whitening for Children Safe?
As children’s baby teeth give way to permanent teeth, your child’s smile may not look as bright. Whether these adult teeth are coming in discolored, have been stained by medicine, or have been affected by orthodontic treatments, you may wonder whether teeth whitening is a good option for your child. In this blog, the pediatric […]Read More