Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day Dessert Recipe

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Labor Day weekend is here! Although this holiday weekend serves as the unofficial end to summer, you can still make the best of it and celebrate with friends and family!

Whether you’re planning on attending a Labor Day BBQ or staying at home, here is a quick and easy dessert recipe that your kids will love to help you out with.
These red, white and blue skewers are sure to be a hit no matter where you bring them!

What you’ll need:

1 package of skewers

3 cups of strawberries

1 cup of blueberries

4 bananas

Directions: Slice tops off strawberries and place in strainer. Place one cup of blueberries in strainer with strawberries. Wash thoroughly. Cut bananas into 3 inch pieces. Slice strawberries in half. Place 5 blueberries on skewer, followed by one slice of banana then one slice of strawberry and so on until skewer is full.

Let us know what you think of this recipe on our Facebook page. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Location now OPEN in Glen Cove!

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Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City is proud to announce the opening of our SECOND location in Glen Cove!

Both Dr. Caroline Vizcaya and I are working away in the new office and would love to see your little ones soon!
Call us today to schedule an appointment for your child by calling 516-759-7000. More information and pictures of the new office will be posted soon. Thank you for supporting Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City! We hope you all love the new office.  
Please check our Facebook page for updates about our new Glen Cove office.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Have You Schedule Your Child a Back to School Checkup at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City? Call us Today!

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Hey parents, it’s almost that time again! You know, back to school. You will soon be stuffing lunch boxes, checking homework and running from soccer practice to dance lessons. Before your children head back for a brand new school year, it’s important to make sure they’re up to date on all checkups and appointments.

We encourage you to schedule an appointment for your child with us here at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City. If you haven’t been to our office, don’t worry! We welcome new patients and look forward to meeting you.

If you’re a new patient, CLICK HERE to check out the new patient section of our website.

To schedule your appointment, please call us at 516-222-5100 or stop in at our Garden City location at any time. Our office is conveniently located at 585 Stewart Avenue in Garden City. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Take Advantage of All LI Has to Offer!

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School will be back in session before you know it. However, there is still a little time left to enjoy summer!

Have you taken advantage of all the places you can celebrate the summer sun on Long Island? Here is a list of some of the top places to bring your children in the last few weeks of summer. Let us know which Long Island Hot Spot is your children’s favorite on our Facebook page.
  • Splish Splash
  • Long Island Game Farm
  • Captree State Park
  • Bethpage Ballpark
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Adventureland
  • Wood Kingdom
  • White Post Farms
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • Bayville Adventure Park
  • Long Island Children’s Museum
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
  • Vanderbilt Museum

Friday, August 16, 2013

Are Your Children Eating Right?

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In order to have healthy white teeth, you need to brush and floss. However, eating right is an important key to maintaining a white smile. Dentist and spokesman for the American Dental Association, Matthew Messina, tells ABC News what foods, in moderation, are healthy for your teeth:

Citrus fruit: High acidic levels may cause the enamel of your teeth to erode when not properly taking care of them. ABC says a 2008 study shows lemon and grapefruit juice are the most acidic and will cause the most damage to teeth. Messina says orange juice is the best citric fruit for teeth especially when it comes with vitamin D and calcium to help keep teeth strong.

Candy: Chewy candies stick to teeth, which block the enamel and eventually form cavities. Sour candies are sugary, acidic and chewy. This is especially bad for your teeth. Hard candies saturate your mouth for a while this then lets bacteria formulate for acid.

Drinks: Soda and sports drinks are of course sugary, but what is surprising is the amount of citric and phosphoric acid in soda erodes enamel. Messina advises to drink soda with a meal so the food can help neutralize acid. Wine is definitely likely to stain your teeth, especially red. Red and white wines both contribute acid erosive to teeth. Coffee and black tea stain teeth, but even herbal, white and green tea erodes enamel.

Now Messina gives advice on what food and drinks help to strengthen teeth:

Sugarless gum: Gum causes the accumulation of saliva, which washes away acid in the mouth. Gum also provides calcium and phosphate to help build bone.

Water: Water acts as saliva by washing away any unnecessary acid.

Dairy: Dairy of course emits calcium to strengthen enamel. Cheeses contain a protein, which is known as casein. Casein plays the same role as calcium.  

High-fiber food: These foods cause a lot of chewing. The chewing generates saliva and the chewed food helps to scrub an acid or bacteria off your teeth.

For further information on Messina’s healthy eating for oral health, please CLICK HERE

Make sure your child’s teeth are healthy by providing the right food and drinks, as well as regularly taking your child for teeth cleanings. Schedule an appointment with Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City today and visit our website at

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Schedule Your Child's Back to School Checkup at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City Today!

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Before your children head back to school, be sure to schedule a checkup at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City for them!  Send your child back to school with a great big confident smile!  

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City helps kids practice healthy dental habits and we’re here to send you children back to school healthy and happy.

Proper oral care is needed for a lifetime of smiles! Dr. Stacey Reynolds and the staff at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City want to give your child a brighter smile.

For more information, please visit us on the web or on Facebook. To schedule your appointment, call us at 516-222-5100.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Does Your Child Need Emergency Dental Care?

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You never know when your child may need emergency dental care. Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City has step-by-step instructions to follow any dental mishap your child may have under emergency circumstances!

Here is a list of questions and answers that may apply to your child’s needs. Remember, don’t hesitate to call us for immediate dental needs.

1) What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out? Contact your dentist’s office as soon as possible.
2) What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out? Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva, or water. Get to the pediatric dental office immediately. (Call the emergency number if it’s after hours.) The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
3) What if a tooth is chipped or fractured? Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist.
4) What about a severe blow to the head or jaw fracture? Go immediately to the emergency room of your local hospital. A blow to the head can be life threatening.
5) What if my child has a toothache? Call your pediatric dentist and visit the office promptly. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.

Please keep our emergency number available and convenient for all emergency cases! For more information on emergency dental care, please visit Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City on the web. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Easy And Fun Way to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

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How many times a day does your little one beg you for a piece a candy? Luckily, that doesn't matter anymore! Orbit is making the struggle of whether or not to give them a special treat that much easier.

Dentistry Today is reminding us how tooth decay is the leading chronic illness among children. New “Orbit for kids”, launched in May and available nationwide this month, can be added to your child’s daily oral routine to help limit these kinds of problems. Not only will you feel confident that you are protecting their teeth, but they’ll finally have the satisfaction of chewing on something sweet too!

It’s a good thing to see our children smile, but a better thing knowing their smile is safe. If you try adding a packet of Orbit for kids to your pocket, let us know how it has changed the daily oral health plan for your child and you on our Facebook Page!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Playground Program Underway

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Garden City villages have started the Playground Program, which will continue on for the next two weeks. The idea is to get kids active with games and arts and crafts ran by park directors and staff!

Children who live within the five villages participating and are in grades 1-8, are welcome to experience the fun. While staff will be in attendance, they must not be treated as a babysitting service.

The Playground Program is also offering trips. The trips are the only part of the program that requires registration and cost.

The playgrounds are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to evening and Sunday from noon to sundown.

Here are the following parks participating in the Playground Program:

Edgemere Park
Edgemere Road and Yale Street

Grove Park 
Grove Street and Poplar Street 

Hemlock Park 
Mulberry Avenue 

Nassau Haven Park 
Colonial Avenue at Hudson Road

Tullamore Park
Tullamore Road at Somerset Avenue 

For more information on the Playground Program please CLICK HERE

Let us know if you plan on going or have attended the Playground Program on our Facebook page.