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The Importance of Cleanings Before Going Back to School - Blog Post

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 […]

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How Young Can my Child Develop a Cavity? - Blog Post

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 […]

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FDA Warns that Benzocaine Teething Products Aren’t Safe for Children - Blog Post

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 […]

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for my Child? - Blog Post

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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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