Are Childhood Cavities Inevitable?

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Staten Island parents who want their children to develop healthy habits know that they need to set the example. The “Do as I say, not as I do,” approach does not instill confidence in children. If we want our child to exercise, we should get off the couch ourselves. If we want our child to…

Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

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Dr. Hecht is dedicated to the prevention of tooth decay, the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventative dentistry – brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings with a dental hygienist – are vital for keeping your smile bright and free of tooth decay. There are some places, however, where enamel degeneration can occur even…

Child-Friendly Staten Island Dentist

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Child-Friendly Staten Island Dentist

It’s a question that many parents in Staten Island debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The answer may be a little earlier than you think. The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time…

Toothbrush Tantrums: When Your Child Won’t Brush

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Your child’s primary teeth, or baby teeth, are just as vital to their health, speech development, and self-esteem as their permanent teeth. Some Staten Island parents we meet at hold the misconception that the care of primary teeth is secondary to adult teeth, since they will eventually fall out. The truth is that the twenty…

Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are valuable new developments in New York dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. Frederick Hecht and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist. Less Pain Improved painkillers, lasers, and…

Does Your Teen Have Unique Dental Challenges?

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When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Staten Island youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile.” Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed.