Choosing the best dentist for your child isn’t always easy for a parent. So, why choose a dentist specifically for kids? Here are several reasons why finding a pediatric dentist for your child is certainly the best decision for your child’s dental treatment. Pediatric Dentists Make Visiting the Dentist Fun Pediatric dental offices are colorful […]
When you bring your child to KCDH, you’ll find that comfort, health, and knowledge are our main goals. The expert children’s dentists at KCDH are dedicated to providing children with top quality pediatric dental treatment in a friendly, comfortable, and welcoming setting. The dentists have years of experience in helping kids get beautiful smiles with […]
A person’s mouth is naturally protected by saliva which has minerals that help prevent cavities, the continuous flow of saliva also helps to keep teeth clean. This is also true for children. When your child consumes a lot of starches or sugars, however, they combine with the bacteria in your mouth and create acids that […]
Sele-Dent is a recognized national dental PPO, and Third Party Administrator. With years of experience, Sele Dent can offer top-quality dental products, and discount programs including dental and prescription discount cards. Plans are offered for individuals, families and groups of any size. Pricing for groups can be customized to provide further savings. Sele-Dent’s Discount Dental […]
Dental appointments are often scary for many kids, particularly when they need to go for a cavity filling. Here are some tips from pediatric dental professionals on getting your child through the procedure: Answer questions – If your child asks about what will happen during the procedure, you should provide some honest details: tell them […]
Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company serving over 1.2 million patients in downstate New York. Healthfirst provides high-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst mas many no-cost and low-cost options, so patients can find a healthcare plan that fits their needs. Healthfirst members can get premium quality […]
PBA is a Third Party Administrator that goes beyond plan design and claims administration to manage costs and contribute to the health and wellbeing of covered members. PBA provides products, services and capabilities designed to accomplish these goals for self-funded employer groups. PBA has structured and refined a variety of products and services to help […]
New parents often wonder when to schedule their child’s first dental appointment It is recommended that your child has their first dental visit by their first birthday. Many parents are surprised that such early dental visits are recommended. However, studies have shown that preschool-aged children are developing more cavities in their teeth. Over 1 in […]
Whether your child has only a few newly-sprouted teeth or already has a mouthful of permanent adult teeth, routine dental care with a dentist your child is comfortable with is crucial. This helps ensure that he or she maintains healthy teeth and gums during their growth. When choosing your child’s pediatric dentist, you’ll want to […]
EmblemHealth provides three dental plans to employer groups throughout New York State and to their employees who live in or out of the state. These are PPO (preferred provider organizations) plans and are underwritten by Group Health Incorporated (GHI), an EmblemHealth company. Group sizes can range from a few employees to thousands of covered patients. […]
Fidelis Care is a Statewide health plan with over 1,000 participating doctors and hospitals in their network. Coverage includes the benefits and services that are most essential, like: checkups, preventive care, x-rays, and more. Fidelis Care offers dental insurance coverage with Qualified Health Plans, Essential Plan, and Medicaid – all of which are available through […]
How Do Clear Braces Work? Clear braces are made with translucent ceramic. The backbone of these braces is called the “arch wire” which runs along the teeth in a jaw. The arch wire is a strong steel wire which puts pressure on the teeth in the intended direction with brackets on the individual teeth. The […]
Dr. Elan Kaufman and the staff of the Kaufman Children’s Dental Home are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jesse Wright to the Pediatric and Orthodontics team. Dr. Jesse Wright is a specialist, dual trained in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Dual-specialization is quite rare amongst dental practitioners. He has completed four years of advanced […]
DDS has designed a plan that covers the participant’s needs while staying within budgetary guidelines. Here are examples of what their provider networks have to offer: Accept discounted fee schedules that are between 30 –50% of UCR All claims over $300 are peer-reviewed using relevant x-rays by licensed dentists, not clerical staff Includes general dentists […]
Here are the benefits of Invisalign®: Invisibility – They are made of clear, medical grade plastic, which makes Invisalign® aligners invisible to the naked eye. Removable – Another advantage of Invisalign® is that you can remove them yourself. You must remove the aligners before you eat and when you clean them. You can put the […]
DentaQuest provides dental services to members of Affinity Essential Qualified Health Plans through their network of contracted providers. All Affinity Qualified Health plans include child dental and vision coverage. The final premium rates vary depending on verified income and county of residence. The Essential Plan provides the same essential health benefits that are offered with […]
Are you looking for a pediatric dentist near you that accepts United Healthcare PPO? Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital accepts many kinds of plans including United Healthcare. For all employer-provided insurance plans, preventive care is covered nearly entirely. Further coverage varies from the three group PPO plans. With the Consumer MaxMultiplier, you are offered annual dental […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend that every child be seen by a pediatric dentist by age one. It also encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by this age as well. The AAPD modeled the concept of the Dental Home based on the current Medical Home concept in Pediatric Medicine.
Can orthodontic treatment improve an adolescent’s estheticself-perception?
That question was central to a long-term study initiated in 2006 at Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro State University Orthodontic Clinic. Results of thestudy were published in the June 2012 edition of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The treatment group for the study consisted of 92 patients ranging in age from 12 to 15 years. The study includeda control group of 226 untreated adolescents, 124 of whom were waiting for treatment. Another 102 adolescents were attending public school and had never undergone or sought orthodontic care.
Also known as aphthous ulcers, canker sores are small sores that can occur inside the mouth, cheeks, lips, throat, or sometimes on the tongue. Canker sores shouldn’t be confused, however, with cold sores or fever blisters, which are sores that are caused by the herpes simplex virus and are found outside the mouth around the lips, on the cheeks or chin, or inside the nostrils. Whereas cold sores are contagious, canker sores are not contagious — so kissing cannot spread them.
At a different time we will certainly discuss all issues concerning sores that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. However, if your child was diagnosed by your pediatric dentist or pediatrician with canker sores, you should definitely read the following.
Although canker sores aren’t contagious, the tendency to have outbreaks of canker sores can run in a family. If you’re prone to canker sores, your child has a 90% chance of getting them as well. If both parents are prone, unfortunately your child is even more prone. Although we don’t know exactly what causes canker sores, many factors are thought to put your child at risk.
Diet may be a factor. Children who have nutritional deficiencies of folic acid, vitamin B12, and iron seem to develop canker sores more often. Also, children with some food allergies are prone as well. Canker sores may also indicate that a child has an immune system problem.
Mouth injuries, such as biting the inside of your lip or even brushing too hard and damaging the delicate lining inside the mouth, also seem to bring on canker sores. Even emotional stress seems to be a factor. It’s always hard to imagine what kind of stress your three or four year old child may have; however, little stress can also go a long way with young children. One study of college students showed that they had more canker sores during stressful periods, such as around exam time, than they did during less stressful times, such as summer break.
Although anyone can get them, young people in their teens and early twenties seem to get those most often, and females are twice as likely to develop them as males. Some girls and women find that they get canker sores at the start of their menstrual periods.
Pediatric Dentists see patients with all kinds of special needs, developmental conditions and disabilities. Autism is a relatively common condition affecting children throughout the country. Children with Autism usually present with a spectrum of disorders and often have difficulty communicating or interacting with others. Loud sounds, lights, smells and sometimes touching can overwhelm a patient with Autism.
One of the most common questions my staff gets asked daily is regarding the recommended toothpaste for children. Which toothpaste is the best? What do you recommend? Should we use fluoride?