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What was your favorite part of summer?

September 22, 2022

It’s the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and our team is sure that you’ll soon be thinking about Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving plans in no time. But wait! First, we want to know about your favorite parts of…
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The Thumb-Sucking Habit

September 21, 2022

At Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry, we are often asked “should I be concerned with my child’s thumb sucking?” So, our team thought we’d share what our thoughts are on your child sucking his or her thumb. Infants Who Suck Their Thumbs As infants begin experimenting with the basic functions of their mouths, from sucking on a…
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How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?

September 14, 2022

Kids are active, and with lots of activity comes the potential for mishaps. Before an emergency occurs, you’d be smart to stay informed about the problems your child may encounter. Here are a few things you should keep in mind about teething pain, loose baby teeth, and other common dental issues. Teething Pain Discomfort while…
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September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!

September 7, 2022

September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and Dr. Doron Kochman and our team at Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry are excited to share some tips to keep your child safe. Childhood is a time when dental injuries are common. Even a simple fall on the playground at recess can lead to a lost or broken tooth….
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Happy Labor Day!

August 31, 2022

Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last chance to barbeque in the beautiful Pittsford community, head to the lake, and wear your favorite pair of white pants. About Labor Day Each year,…
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Can a Night Guard Mean Sweet Dreams for Your Child?

August 25, 2022

Sometimes the reason for a poor night’s sleep is obvious. Maybe your child watched a scary movie. Or loaded up on sugar before bed. Or can’t get to sleep after a night of computer screens or video games. Not much we can do about these problems. Sometimes, though, the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties…
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Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Your Child

August 24, 2022

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit a dentist, like Dr. Doron Kochman, when his or her first tooth pops through the gum, or by time they are one year old. Children do not always want to brush their teeth. In fact, the average child has three cavities by the…
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Preventing Toddler Tooth Decay

August 17, 2022

You do everything you can to protect your toddler with safeguards large and small. Installing that complicated car seat. Figuring out which sunscreen is best for delicate skin. Spending weeks childproofing your home. But all the work protecting your child is more than worth it because the rewards are so great. And one more everyday…
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Top Five Dental Myths

August 11, 2022

Sometimes the line between fact and fiction is easily blurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to dentistry, where myths and misconceptions abound. In a bid to put an end to health hoaxes, here are five dental myths to chew over. Sugar Is the Number One Culprit of Tooth Decay Sugar will rot…
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Providing the Right Dental Care for your Children

August 10, 2022

You already know that Pittsford Pediatric Dentistry recommends you come in for a checkup and cleaning at least every six months, but do you know what your child’s dental needs are? From the time children are babies and growing in their first teeth, their oral health care needs may be different from adults. It’s important…
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