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7 Simple Strategies to Reduce Your Child's Risk of Cavities

Cavities can seem like less of a big deal before your child has adult teeth, but cavities and gum disease at any age have the potential to cause problems. Follow these 7 easy strategies to prevent cavities and keep your child’s entire mouth healthy.
Dec 1st, 2022

Tooth Extraction Recovery: What to Expect

Today, tooth extraction is simpler and more comfortable than ever. Recovery after an extraction usually takes a few days. Keep reading to learn what you can expect when your child recovers from a tooth extraction.
Nov 1st, 2022

Get Your Kid Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Getting children to brush their teeth can be a battle. Fortunately, there are ways to make even the most stubborn child look forward to it. If your child is resistant to regular toothbrushing, try these techniques to get them excited.
Oct 2nd, 2022

Foods You Can and Can't Eat With Braces

By eating the correct foods while wearing braces, your child maintains their healthy teeth and avoids damaging their braces. Learn what foods your child can and can’t eat when they have braces.
Sep 1st, 2022

What's the Best Age for Braces?

Getting braces at the right age gives your child the best opportunity to have a straight jawline and teeth for life. Find out more about braces and the best age to start them.
Jun 1st, 2022

What Are Sealants and What Can They Do for Your Child?

Along with daily dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, dental sealants play an important role in protecting your child’s teeth from cavities. Find out how this quick and painless treatment can make a difference in your child’s oral health.
Apr 3rd, 2022

How to Determine If Your Child Is Ready for Invisalign®

While Invisalign® can correct many cosmetic and functional orthodontic problems, your child’s readiness for this treatment depends on their unique development and problems. Learn about the factors that determine when Invisalign is appropriate.
Feb 8th, 2022

Teaching Your Child to Brush and Floss Properly

Teaching your child to brush and floss properly helps them establish good oral hygiene habits that support lifelong oral health. Find out how to guide your child in learning these important skills that will help protect their teeth and gums.
Jan 1st, 2022

How to Ensure Your Child Has a Positive Dental Visit

Ensuring your child has a positive dental visit can help them establish a solid foundation for good oral care throughout their life. Find out what you can do to support your child so they develop a positive attitude toward dental care.
Dec 1st, 2021

Sealant vs. Filling: Which Does My Child Need?

Sometimes children need more than professional dental cleanings to protect their oral health. Sealants and fillings can help your child have a lifetime of healthy smiles. Find out how these treatments differ and when they’re used.
Nov 1st, 2021

Special Treatment for Your Special Needs Child

Children with special needs often require dental care with a different approach. Whether your child is challenged with a physical, mental, or emotional disability, find out how our methods can ensure they have the best experience possible.
Oct 1st, 2021

When Is Emergency Dentistry Necessary?

Knowing when to seek emergency dental care can affect whether a damaged tooth is lost or saved. Find out the circumstances that qualify as dental emergencies and what you can do to help your child until they get the care they need.
Sep 1st, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Extractions

Even if you’ve done your best to help your child maintain healthy teeth and gums, sometimes an extraction is the only way to protect their oral health. Learn why your child may need an extraction and the different ways this procedure is performed.
Aug 10th, 2021

How Orthodontics Can Treat Your Overcrowded Teeth

Overcrowded teeth can increase your child’s risk of dental problems. Customized orthodontics can correct this before adulthood when treatment is more complex. In this post, we explain how.
Jul 27th, 2021

Preparing for Your Child's First Trip to the Dentist

Your child’s first dental visit can be an emotionally charged event, but it doesn’t need to be a negative experience. With some smart preparation, you and your child can get the most out of the appointment and even have fun in the process.
Mar 11th, 2021

Special Needs: Treating Children and Young Adults

If you have a child or young adult you care for with special needs, going to the dentist may be a source of anxiety or fear for them as well as you. Dental cleanings and other services can feel invasive and can lead to sensory overload. It is important...
Apr 14th, 2020

Dental Fear… Where Does it Come From?

Children are not born with a fear of the dentist. Research shows that parents, and other individuals, strongly influence how a child acquires fear. For example, if a parent, grandparent, sibling, or caregiver has had a bad dental experience,...
Jan 20th, 2020

How Professional Fluoride Treatments Can Benefit Your Child

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” What a great motto when it comes to kids dentistry and maintaining a healthy smile! Being a proactive parent can help keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy in...
Nov 8th, 2019

Losing Baby Teeth: What to Expect

Yes, it’s true, most baby teeth are going to fall out eventually. They are replaced by permanent teeth usually between ages 6- 12. Unfortunately, losing baby teeth can be stressful for children and parents. Here is what you can expect when your child...
Oct 11th, 2019

Baby Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

Baby pacifiers can be an important tool for you to navigate through the late nights and difficult realities of life with a newborn. There are so many pacifiers available to choose from at baby stores and online. Some of the pacifiers even have...
Sep 16th, 2019

How a Happy Visit Can Make Young Children More Comfortable

Dentophobia (fear of the dentist) is one of the most common phobias in our society. Many adults already feel some level of anxiety during an appointment, so when it is time to take our children to the dentist, how can we alleviate their fears?
Jul 18th, 2019

10 Reasons to See Dr. Jeff Instead of Going to a Dental Clinic

Dental clinics and large group practices come in a few forms. Some are corporate chains, while others are big group practices with many different dentists seeing your child. While most dentists who work in large practices are dedicated to their work,...
Jul 2nd, 2019

3 Reasons Children Need a Dental Checkup Before Summer Camp

As school ends and thoughts turn to plans for summer camp, now is an excellent time for all children to receive a dental checkup. Regular dental checkups are crucial for children as well as adults, as they allow us to catch small problems before they...
Jun 3rd, 2019

Dr. Ginsberg Receives Hudson Valley Parent Award

The staff at Jeffrey Ginsberg, DMD Pediatric Dentistry is thrilled to announced that Dr. Jeff was recently named a Favorite Doc by Hudson Valley Parent magazine! The award was given due to his remarkable commitment to exceeding expectations for each...
Feb 1st, 2019

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

If your child’s first dental visit is coming up, it is normal to be nervous, especially if you are not quite comfortable with dentists yourself. Yet the first visit is a wonderful time to build relationships and positive associations that will...
Jan 16th, 2019