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How safe are digital radiographs?

At Kidz Smile Center our goal is to continually improve the patient experience for everyone we serve. We do this by providing a comfortable environment, paying attention to all of our patients’ needs, and paying attention to patient safety. One of the ways we work to create a safe environment for patient safety is by […]

What’s the Big Deal About Fluoride and Sealants?

Protecting your child’s teeth from decay is one of the most important things you can do to ensure they’re given a strong foundation for good oral health. While many don’t think about it, a child’s baby teeth play a crucial role in how your child’s mouth forms as they grow and develop. Baby teeth also […]

Pediatric Dentistry Prevention

In pediatric dentistry, prevention is the key to providing your child with a good baseline of oral health. A healthy mouth sets your child up for success for years to come. Many people believe that because baby teeth fall out, taking care of them is not important. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Baby […]

Dental Sealants

At Kidz Smile Center in New York City, Dr. Kimberli Leal and her team are dedicated to keeping your children smiling. As a busy parent it can be all too easy to forget to keep up with routine visits to your child’s pediatric dentist. However, those early years are amongst the most important in terms […]

Decay Prevention for Children

A child’s oral health must be protected from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, many children develop tooth decay early in life – a condition that can progress into serious oral health problems. Keeping a child’s teeth strong and healthy requires preventative measures. At our pediatric dental practice, prevention is the foundation of all […]

When Will My Baby Get His / Her First Tooth

Children are born with a set of primary teeth that last throughout early childhood. These primary teeth typically begin to emerge during the first year of life between the ages of 4 and 12 months. This begins a process that usually ends with a complete set of primary teeth by age 3. Though it is […]

Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool years […]

Why are Baby Teeth Important

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to […]

My Child’s First Dental Visit

Children should have a dental care home – preferably with a pediatric dentist who specializes in the oral health of children and adolescents. Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to […]

Infant Oral Care

A lifetime of good oral health begins during the first stages of life even before the first teeth emerge. Parents who are well-educated in children’s dental health can more adequately ensure that a child’s oral care needs are met. From an early age, pediatric dentists serve as partners in oral health and prevention, answering questions and providing helpful […]