Friday, November 30, 2012

Family Events on Long Island This Weekend!

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Do you have any plans for this weekend? There are plenty events happening on Long Island this weekend for the whole family to enjoy!

Here are a couple of fun picks for family fun this weekend, courtesy of!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Location: Smithtown Performing Arts Center
When: Saturday @ 2 p.m.

Dickens Festival
Location: Maritime Explorium
When: Saturday & Sunday 1-5 p.m.

RR Lines Train and Toy Show
Location: Plattduetsche Park Restaurant
When: Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cinderella’s Christmas
Location: NYCB Theatre, Westbury
When: Sunday @ 12 p.m.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Location: YMCA Boulton Center for Performing Arts, Bay Shore
When: Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Will you attend any of these events? Let us know on our Facebook page, linked HERE!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cooking Classes for Children on Long Island!

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Do your children enjoy being in the kitchen? If they do, why not enroll them in a cooking class? There are plenty of places on Long Island that offer classes for children to learn basic cooking techniques!

Here are a couple of places that offer cooking classes on Long Island! All you need to bring is your chef hat and apron!

A la Carte Culinary Services
Location: Lynbrook

The Baking Coach
Location: Huntington

Bubble Learning Center
Location: Babylon

Celebrations in the Kitchen
Location: Hicksville

Elegant Eating
Location: Smithtown

Little Chefs
Location: Port Washington

Sugar & Spice Culinary Arts
Location: Garden City

Would you consider enrolling your children in a cooking class? Let us know on our Facebook page, linked HERE

Monday, November 19, 2012

Does Your Child Have Braces?

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Does your child have braces? If so, they've probably come across a couple of different foods that are difficult to eat. Especially any foods that are sticky, chewy or hard can be difficult for them to break up and swallow.

Braces are extremely delicate and there are several foods that can cause them to break! Some of the most common foods that may cause braces to break are:
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  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Hard candy
  • Gum
  • Caramel
  • Gummi bears
  • Apple, pears and raw veggies
  • Corn on the cob
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut brittle
  • Pizza crust
  • Bagels
  • Ribs

Any food that you have to bite into in order to consume is a prime food for breaking braces. However, there are a couple of ways to get around it! If your child loves eating corn on the cob or ribs, cut the corn off the cob and the meat off the bone. Also, you can slice apples up into small pieces and chop carrots into bite size pieces.

Do you have any tips for children with braces? Let us know on our Facebook page, linked HERE

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Message From Garden City Mayor Donald T. Brudie About Hurricane Sandy

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I do not have to tell you that we experienced a devastating hurricane that crippled Nassau County. As of this writing, a number of residents including myself and my family, are still without power and heat. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), over whom we have no control, is solely responsible for our electric service. However, knowing that LIPA cannot access its equipment if roads are impassable or pole lines not accessible from downed trees, our Village Departments worked day and night to cut and remove fallen trees from roadways, sidewalks and homes. The damage we sustained to Village trees is not only beyond imagination, but incalculable at this time.
I cannot commend nor thank our Village employees enough for their dedication, loyalty and stamina. Each and every employee experienced the same problems as did we in their personal lives - some worse as they dealt also with flooding - yet they all came to work leaving their families and homes unattended to make our Village roads passable and safe.
While this massive cleanup was - and still is - going on, we were unable to communicate with our residents by way of our Swift Reach Call Service or inter- net due to the area-wide power outage. Information was printed on our web-site but was extremely limited because of lack of reliable sources.
Also, I want to assure you that although we were not in communication, I have participated in twice daily conference calls with LIPA. I have expressed my outrage on behalf of all of us who have been and continue to be without power.
The information they have provided has been nothing more than warmed over press releases, failing to either identify specific plans or comment to timelines. There are no words to express my frustration with LIPA’s management - nor are there words to express my gratitude to those crews who have come from all over the Country and Canada to work to restore power.
Finally, please know that our local elected County and State officials have worked tirelessly to contend with the devastation left by “Sandy”. Special thanks to Kemp Hannon for his efforts in helping me to get Garden City back on line. As life slowly returns to normal, let us keep in our thoughts and prayers those who have lost everything - for whom complete recovery may never come.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tips To Help Prepare Your Child for Their First Pediatric Dentist Visit!

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Are you preparing your child for their first dental visit? If so, there are a couple of simple steps you should follow to ensure your child is ready for their first dental experience!
  • Bring your child to a grown-up dental office to familiarize him/her with the sights and sounds of the office.
  • Let your child sit in the dental chair and see the various tools and instruments the dentist will use to examine their teeth. Give your child the opportunity to ask any questions they may come up with when examining dental tools.
  • Use clever, fun words to explain the dental process. For example, tell them their teeth are being “counted” rather than examined and “tickled” when they’re being cleaned.
  • Talk to your children in a calm and relaxed tone when informing them of their dental visit.
  • Answer any questions your children may have and as truthfully as possible.
  • Never tell your child “It won’t hurt”. If something does end up causing them discomfort, it will make the process that much more difficult.

Do you have any additional tips for pediatric dentistry first timers? Let us know on our Facebook page, linked HERE

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Cooking Meals at Home Is Important for Your Children's Health!

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Does your family go out to eat often? Many families across the nation eat out several nights of week because of hectic schedules that seem to somehow always get busier. However, did you know meals out could mean up to 300 more calories for your kids or teens?

Sometimes when schedules are extremely busy, it’s hard to find the time to cook and put together a nutritious meal for your family. However, it’s extremely important to eat more meals at home rather than at a fast food chain or the local pizzeria.

This doesn't mean you should never take the kids along with you for a night out. If you’re planning a meal out soon, here’s a couple of tips to remember while out to eat, courtesy of
  • Limit the amount of sugary beverages high in calories to one serving and then have your kids switch to a glass of ice water.
  • Skip the kids menu all together. The items on the kids menu tend to be the most fattening items on the menu such as chicken fingers, mac and cheese, French fries and burgers.
  • If you’re going to a restaurant that you know will put a complimentary bread basket or bowl of tortilla chips – politely decline before they arrive at the table. This adds a ton of extra calories on to your meal.
  • Don’t look at the dessert menu. A restaurants dessert serving can add a lot of calories to a meal. If you’re craving something sweet, go home with your family and serve one small individual serving of ice cream or some fruit.

Do you have any additional tips to remember while dining out? Let us know on our Facebook page, LINKED HERE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


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Have you brought your unopened Halloween candy into Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City yet?

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We will be collecting your unopened Halloween candy until this Friday, November 9th.
We will pay $1.00 per pound (up to 5 pounds) of your unopened Halloween candy and will donate it to troops overseas.

Hurry into Pediatric Dentistry this week and participate in our CASH FOR CANDY effort! For more information visit our Facebook page, LINKED HERE!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Benefit Concert to Help Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims!

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In an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, NBC will be broadcasting a benefit concert featuring artists that are native to areas that were most affected by super-storm Sandy.

Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, natives of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long island are scheduled to appear on the NBC concert on Friday night from Rockefeller Center. Other performers scheduled to appear are Jimmy Fallon, Sting and Christina Aguilera.

The concert will benefit the American Red Cross and will be on NBC, Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E!.

Will you tune into this concert?  Were you affected by Hurricane Sandy? Let us know on our Facebook page, LINKED HERE