Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Does Your Child Fear The Thought of the Dentist?

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

A child’s fear of going to the dentist can be overwhelming. Seeing the dentist is a significant part of a child’s health in order to maintain proper oral hygiene. Island Gazette provides pointers to easing your child into going to the dentist and preventing and diminishing fear.

Fear is learned through emotional responses. Children develop a fear through experience and listening. There are certain things to avoid or assert so your child won’t be afraid to go to the dentist:
  • Speaking of your own dental fears or anxieties can put it in your child’s mind that the dentist is not a safe place. They pick up on your fears even through an innocent comment.
  • Delaying going to the dentist will only increase any anxieties your child may have about the dentist. Children should start visiting the dentist at around ages 1-2 years old. The younger your child goes, the less likely your child will fear the dentist.
  • Sympathizing with your child may only legitimize their fear. Instead interpret a dental experience as a normal and positive experience.
  • Do not bribe your child into going to the dentist because from then on they will expect a reward every time they go to the dentist. Share the importance of oral hygiene as a reward instead. 
A dental visit can be fun. If you are going to a reliable pediatric dentist like Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City, the atmosphere can be positive. Make sure your child understands all the benefits of going to the dentist’s office.  

Don’t let fear take over your child’s thoughts about the dentist. Oral hygiene is extremely important to a child’s overall health.

To read more about the Island Gazette article, please CLICK HERE.

To set up a fun and painless appointment for your child, please visit Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City at www.pediatricdentistryofgardencity.com,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Are You Participating in the Garden City Turkey Trot?

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

Are you participating in the annual Garden City Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving? We sure hope so!

The Garden City Turkey Trot takes place each year on Thanksgiving Day and is open to all. Runners meet at St. Paul’s School, located on Stewart Avenue, and then trot throughout Garden City. The 5 mile Turkey Trot begins at 10 a.m.

If you haven’t registered for this year’s trot, CLICK HERE. Be sure to let us know if you’re participating on our Facebook page! 

(Information provided by www.gcturkeytrot.com)

Friday, November 15, 2013

VOTE for Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City and Glen Cove to be Named Best Pediatric Dental Practice on L.I.!

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

We've been nominated in the Pediatric Dental category in the 2014 Best of Long Island. We need all of YOUR help to win and be named the best pediatric dental practice on Long Island.

You can find us in the health and wellness category. Please look for "Stacey Reynolds, DDS - Garden City" under the Pediatric Dental category and cast your vote!


Voting us open until December 15th.

Thank you for all of your support! For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Help Your Children Get Into Thanksgiving Spirit With These Books!

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

November is all about giving thanks! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, try getting your children into the Thanksgiving spirit with a few of these classic Thanksgiving books.

Let us know which book is your favorite on our Facebook page!

Martha Speaks: Thanksgiving Reunion
Author: Susan Meddaugh

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Author: Jill Roman Lord and Jody Wheeler

The Turkey Train
Author: Steve Metzger and Jim Paillot

Thanksgiving Day Thanks
Author: Laura Malone Elliott and Lynn Munsinger

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Author: James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Give Thanks for Each Day
Author: Steve Metzgar and Robert McPhillips

The Night Before Thanksgiving
Author: Natasha Wang and Tammie Ly on

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George
Author: H.A. Rey

The Littlest Pilgrim
Author: Brandi Dougherty and Kristin Richards

(Thanksgiving Books courtesy of Newsday

Friday, November 8, 2013

FAQ's Answered: Sedation/General Anesthesia

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

If you’re bringing your child in for a dental visit and it ends up they may need general anesthesia, you may be quite nervous or apprehensive about the process.

Here at Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove, we have a wonderful group of Anesthesiologists that can help treat very young, apprehensive and/or special needs patients by sedation or general anesthesia.
Below we have answered a few FAQ’s about Sedation and General Anesthesia. If you have any additional questions, please give us a call at either one of our locations.

What is general Anesthesia?
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A physician or dentist with specialized training can use various medications to provide general anesthesia for patients receiving dental care.

Who should receive general anesthesia for dental treatment?
General anesthesia may be indicated for children with extensive dental needs who are extremely uncooperative, fearful or anxious or for the very young who do not understand how to cope in a cooperative fashion. General anesthesia also can be helpful for children requiring significant surgical procedures or patients having special health care needs.

Is general anesthesia safe?
Although there is some risk associated with general anesthesia, it can be used safely and effectively when administered by an appropriately-trained individual in an appropriately-equipped facility. Precautions are taken to protect your child during general anesthesia; personnel who are trained to manage complications will monitor your child closely. Your pediatric dentist will discuss the benefits and risks of general anesthesia and why it is recommended for your child.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Glen Cove Office Photos

Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Garden City:516-222-5100
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000

As you all know, we've recently opened our second location in Glen Cove. Below are a few photos of our new office!

Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!