Dix Hills Family Dentistry Blog

October 23, 2020

6 Books to Alleviate Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

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Mother and child reading children’s book

Does your child have a dental appointment coming up in the near future? It is normal for kids to feel nervous about trying new things, especially when they don’t know exactly what to expect. Fortunately, there are all sorts of children’s books out there made just for this situation. By going some fun stories, your little one will have a better understanding of what the dental office is like. Your dentist in Dix Hills lists of some engaging children’s stories that can help your child feel more prepared.


September 2, 2020

7 Tooth Fairy Myths from Around the World

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 7:43 pm
Tooth fairy

Losing their first primary tooth is an exciting milestone for a kid, both for their development and because a child knows that they are about to get their very first visit from the magical tooth fairy! However, in other parts on the world, the tooth fairy works a little bit differently than here in the U.S. Some countries have other ways of celebrating the loss of baby teeth. Continue reading to learn some fun tooth fairy stories from your pediatric dentist that you can share with your child.


August 28, 2020

Welcoming the Community of Huntington!

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Welcome to Dix Hills Family Dentistry! Whether you are an existing patient, are looking for a dentist near Huntington, or are simply interested in the world of dentistry, we are so glad you’re here. On our blog, we regularly explore fun, helpful, insightful topics designed to improve your oral health and keep your smile looking its best. Until we connect with you at our office, you can learn more about our practice below!


May 11, 2020

Do I Need to Call an Emergency Dentist?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 6:23 pm
Woman at emergency dentist in Dix Hills

Are you unsure if your discomfort is normal or a sign that something more serious is going on? You could rush into the dental office, but is that really necessary? After all, it could just be something small. But the last thing you want is for it to go untreated and get worse. Read on and your emergency dentist in Dix Hills can tell you 10 signs that indicate you need urgent dental treatment.


April 21, 2020

Maintaining Your Child’s Oral Health During Quarantine

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Child at home with toothbrush from pediatric dentist in Dix Hills

As a parent, you always want to make sure that your child is safe and well. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most pediatric dental offices are only seeing patients on an emergency basis. Given that, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you can help your child to maintain great oral health until they’re able to be seen by their pediatric dentist in Dix Hills. Follow these tips and you’ll keep your child happy, smiling, and healthy.


March 26, 2020

5 Tips for a Healthy Smile Until You Can See Your Dentist

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Woman looking in mirror while brushing her teeth at dentist in Dix Hills.Your smile relies on more than your toothbrush and floss to stay healthy. You’re also supposed to see your dentist in Dix Hills at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, many dental offices are closed to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, your routine visit might have to wait. There’s no need to worry. Here are 5 tips to keep your smile healthy until you can see your dentist again.


February 3, 2020

How to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Mother and young daughter brush each other's teeth

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic disease in children? It’s true! Helping your children maintain a healthy smile takes some extra work and vigilance, especially when they are still very young and may not be able to brush on their own. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), so there is no better time than now to learn more about oral care for kids from a children’s dentist Dix Hills.


October 25, 2019

The Best Ways to Keep Teeth Healthy During Halloween

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 6:50 pm

There’s no question that when it comes to spooky and scary holidays, there’s nothing quite like Halloween. Dressing up as one of your favorite characters and bringing your child door-to-door to collect candy is an incredibly fun and fruitful experience. What’s not so fun is having a dentist tell you and your child that there’s a cavity that needs to be filled, which can be costly for you and unenjoyable for your child. To avoid this situation entirely, keep these oral care tips from a pediatric dentist in Dix Hills in mind.


September 16, 2019

Essential Tips to Keep in Mind During National Dental Hygiene Month

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A father and son brushing their teeth together.

During the month of September, you’re probably thinking about plans for upcoming holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. With these holidays comes many foods that you may not normally eat, especially ones high in sugar content. Prior to these holidays, it’s important that you celebrate one that’s happening in September: National Dental Hygiene Month. Maintaining oral care is crucial as you enter the fall and winter seasons, so keep these tips for dental hygiene in mind going forward.


August 23, 2019

How Sugary Drinks Can Harm Your Child’s Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 6:40 pm
little girl drinking juice

When you have a kid, you want what’s best for them, including what’s best for their little teeth. As it turns out, consuming beverages with high sugar content can be a lot more harmful than you may have realized. In May of 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines on fruit juice consumption for the first time since 2001. Let’s examine these guidelines and what they say about sugary juice’s effect on your child’s teeth.

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