Pediatric Dentist Visits Are Imminent Come Fall

Pediatric Dentist Visits Are Imminent Come Fall

Pediatric Dentist Visits Are Imminent Come Fall

It is fall. It is apple-picking and pediatric dentist visit time.  (Image courtesy Alice Popkorn on Flickr via CC BY-ND 2.0 Generic License)
It is fall. It is apple-picking and pediatric dentist visit time. (Image courtesy Alice Popkorn on Flickr via CC BY-ND 2.0 Generic License)
A Pediatric Dentist at Work (Image from Wikimedia Commons under the public domain)
A Pediatric Dentist at Work (Image from Wikimedia Commons under the public domain)

It will soon be fall and when you see the deep greens, rich reds, dark yellows, and brilliant oranges around you, get ready for a visit to the pediatric dentist. Autumn is the time to go apple-picking, munch on roasted pumpkin seeds, gorge on huge slices of plum, hazelnut and chocolate cake, dig into apple and blackberry crumble, and pop in ghoulish-looking, brightly-colored Halloween candies, so it is not surprising that the kids’ dentist is busy throughout the season. Although good oral hygiene habits should be practiced daily, any pediatric dentist will tell you that these habits are critical during the autumn season when kids seem to live on sugary treats. A visit to the pediatric dentistry clinic is also essential to get your little one’s teeth checked and detect problems early.

What Should You Expect From Your Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist examines, diagnoses, and treats dental problems in kids. A kids’ dentist checks teeth for possible signs of decay, cracks and wear, and faulty fillings and the gums for signs of bleeding.

During the oral and dental examination, the pediatric dentist also examines various other parts of the mouth like the cheeks, palate, and tongue to look for signs of swelling or any unusual development that may indicate a dental problem. Sometimes he may prescribe an X-ray to confirm or disprove a hunch.

A dentist can also teach a kid about and educate parents on healthy dental hygiene habits and the correct techniques for brushing and flossing.

Why Should Take Your Kids Regularly to the Pediatric Dentist?

Regular visits to the pediatric dentist ensure that any dental issue is detected and treated early before it blows up into a serious problem that necessitates time-consuming, painful, and expensive treatments. Regular visits let the dentist track developmental changes over time and intervene if there are anomalies. Besides, if you take your kid regularly to the pediatric dentistry clinic, he will overcome his fears and be more open to the suggestions and treatments prescribed.

Fall Foods That Lead to Tooth Decay (Image courtesy Kristin Ausk on Wikimedia Commons via CC BY-SA 2.0)
Fall Foods That Lead to Tooth Decay (Image courtesy Kristin Ausk on Wikimedia Commons via CC BY-SA 2.0)

During the fall season, it is extremely crucial that you take your child to a pediatric dentist for a professional and thorough cleaning of the teeth and around the braces, if he wears them. Miniscule bits of sugary treats like cakes, pies, and candies tend to stick between the teeth and the braces. They are usually not visible to the naked eye or cannot be removed even with thorough brushing. A kids’ dentist has the equipment to carry out a proper cleansing.

If you are searching for a pediatric dentist, NYC offers many options for qualified professionals and establishments. But make sure that you choose a friendly and approachable dentist who can make your kid comfortable and soothe his fears. Remember those days when you as a kid used to dread a visit to the pediatric dentist? It also helps if the dental office is decked up in bright colors and has entertainment options like video games that will keep your child distracted as he waits.

The fall is a season of colors and celebrations. Let your kid enjoy the treats of the season without spoiling his teeth. Take him to the pediatric dentist regularly and initiate a lifelong healthy habit. Make his teeth last a lifetime by collaborating with a kid’s dentist to teach your child the importance of practicing good oral hygiene.

New School Year, New You!

“New year, new me” is always on everyone’s resolution plans. Resolution plans don’t always have to appear during the New Year holidays. For many of us, a new school year is rapidly approaching within the next few weeks. Whether you’re a teenager starting your greatly anticipated high school career for the first time, or a college student knocking on the door of adulthood, “new year, new me” should definitely be on your resolutions list.

First impressions in new surroundings can certainly be stressful, and “back to school” days are certainly no exception. Studies have shown that one of the first things you get judged on when meeting new people for the first time is your smile. Yes, your teeth can influence what people think about you!

New School Year, New Me Resolutions List:

  • New teeth worth smiling about… CHECK!

If a straighter smile is what you’re looking for this upcoming school year, you’re in good hands at Dr. Jacquie Smiles. Middle school is all about the fun and funky colors. Why not get your teeth straightened in style? If you’re in middle school, it doesn’t matter who you are or who you’re friends with, you’re cool if you have braces. Swapping out the elastic band colors and showing off your new vibrant mouth to all your friends is the cool thing to do. For young kids and pre-teens looking for a straighter smile and a pop of color this year, a set of braces will definitely help them get there. And don’t worry, if you’re interested in braces but a mouth of color isn’t the best fit for you, these elastic bands also come in more neutral-friendly colors such as white and clear.

But what about those students who don’t like the attention that standard braces bring to their mouth? Dr. Jacquie is the leading spokesperson for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Invisalign trays are made of a clear plastic resin material, virtually invisible to the eye. This feature is ideal for teens and young adults going to school who are a little more reserved about the attention they receive. Braces are noticeable and oftentimes bring attention to the mouth that some people do not particularly care for.  While reducing the effect of unwanted attention, Invisalign’s set of customized trays work to straighten and improve your smile, ensuring you feel confident while wearing them as well as when you’re done wearing them!

Yellow or stained teeth can also compromise how good you feel about yourself during the school season. Whether you’re in high school taking photos for Picture Day and the yearbook, or a college student documenting your golden years, stained teeth can definitely be an issue. And let’s be honest, those crucial teeth-staining coffee runs to accommodate those long study nights for Midterms and Final Exams definitely aren’t working in your favor. Being a busy student always on the go, teeth whitening can still fit seamlessly into your schedule. Dr. Jacquie Smiles offers at-home treatments of Zoom! Whitening. Using a revolutionary whitening gel, Zoom! Whitening has the strength to whiten your smile up to six shades in just three nights, all in the comfort of your own home. A weekend is all it takes to feel confident for the rest of the school year!

Don’t let your smile get in the way of a happy and confident upcoming school year. Whether it be crooked teeth or teeth that are everything but pearly white, an under-impressive smile brings a lot of unwanted attention. Dr. Jacquie Smiles has all the necessary tools to help you achieve teeth worth smiling about. Take the initiative with your “New year, new me” and come in for a free consultation!

Attitude of Gratitude Starts With a Smile

Every day individuals wake up with the desire to feel their absolute best- to radiate from inside out.

The basic law of attraction has always been simple… much like a positive attitude towards life often invokes the same energy reflecting back, so does one’s smile!

It is important when trying to project an “attitude of gratitude” that you think about the things in which you are thankful for: opportunities, love, and of course, the things that bring out your smile most.

After all, your smile is your predominant form of expression and strongest visual to bring light into this world. It should shine beautifully in order to reach extended individuals and generate more confidence from within. This beauty, this confidence, this message, is all contagious among the mass public. Let your ultimate curve set everything straight with one simple, yet powerful grin. #dynamite

A smile can tell us a lot in just one simple flash…Whether it is stained from colorful foods, strong wines, coffee, or if teeth are crooked, chipped, crowded, missing, etc… It all tells your story- a story to be thankful for!

It’s time to showcase your attitude of gratitude by thanking your smile! Treat your smile with expert service and receive the most optimal results that are guaranteed to create more moments, memories, and attract more positivity.

  • In-Office Teeth WhiteningIn-office teeth whiteningoffers immediate results, whitening your teeth an average of eight shades in a little over an hour, all while you sit back, relax and watch your favorite TV show in our comfortable state-of-the-art office and leave with pearly whites! If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we offer Zoom! Take Home Teeth Whitening. This take home gel whitens your teeth an average of six shades lighter within three days, giving you a brand new smile! Whether treatments are done in the office or at home, teeth whitening systems from Dr. Jacquie Smiles offers longer lasting results in a shorter amount of time than any other teeth whitening treatments on the market. All teeth are treated simultaneously, minimizing discomfort and sensitivity, allowing you to achieve your dream smile in the snap of a finger.
  • Plaque HD- Professional Plaque- Identifying Toothpaste: Often times, plaque is very challenging to identify and remove, but with Plaque HD’s Targetol Technology you can effectively remove plaque from your teeth, boosting your confidence and the freshness of your breath when greeting all of your guests. By specifically targeting areas missed during brushing, this specialized toothpaste prevents permanent stains and tooth discoloration as well as fights cavities, and prevents gum disease, improving overall oral hygiene.
  • AcceleDent® Aura, developed by OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. (“OrthoAccel”): AcceleDent Aura consists of a mouthpiece and activator assembly that provides a light vibration to the teeth, as well as a travel case for ease of carrying. Combined with your doctor’s diagnosis and prescription for orthodontic care, AcceleDent® Aura helps your current orthodontic treatment work faster. It does this by generating small vibrations called micro-pulses to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as they are guided by your orthodontics.
  • Invisalign: A state-of-the-art alternative to braces. It is virtually undetectable and straightens your teeth with the use of customized, clear, removable aligners. Invisalign is in high demand for adults due to the convenience and quick results when compared to standard braces. A consultation is required to confirm if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign.


Take control of your smile and take action today! Dr. Jacquie Smiles is an Invisalign Expert, Whitening Specialist, and AcceleDent Provider. She proudly offers these procedures to her New York City/New Jersey tri-state patients. To learn more about these procedures please call (212) 972-3522 to schedule a consultation today.


Why White Is The Color For Weddings…Bright, White Smile That Is!

White is the color for weddings; white dress, white flowers, white cake … but what about white teeth? While brides often times devote the entire wedding planning process to making her guests comfortable and happy, they often forget to pamper themselves in the process. After all, the memory of your fabulous wedding will live on in your wedding photos and memories. Let your beautiful smile be a reminder of how amazing your big day was!

Everyone’s teeth are designed differently and everyone has a different desired result. On many occasions, a whiter smile isn’t the only concern a bride has about her teeth. Which orthodontic treatment would best fit your needs? Perhaps your teeth have spacing issues in which you would like to correct, or maybe you have crooked teeth in which you would like to align. In either case, not only is this an aesthetic issue, but is a health issue as well. Misaligned teeth are hard to maintain and put stress on jaw points, leading to gum disease, abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, and inefficient chewing function to name a few. Methods to correct these issues may include braces, Invisalign, or even dental surgery. The time span needed to successfully complete the entire orthodontic procedure can take anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. Because of this, it is easy to understand why a bride would consider having orthodontic treatment done after her wedding, but risks not feeling confident and beautiful on her big day.

Dr. Jacquie at Dr. Jacquie Smiles believes that all qualified brides (and grooms!) should peruse orthodontic treatment regardless of how far away their wedding is. Dr. Jacquie offers accelerated orthodontic treatment, allowing for a more beautiful set of shiny, pearly whites before the wedding! Evidently, it would be ideal to start right away. By starting now, you can speed up the overall treatment before the big day. An advantage of an accelerated treatment is that you can stop and start back up whenever you like, making it ideal for the honeymoon! Treatment can be paused when you’re away for your super romantic honeymoon and can be resumed upon your return. This may be convenient for those who have busy wedding schedules and can’t devote large periods of time to their orthodontic treatment.

While a bride’s smile should be as white as her dress, there are so many other elements that contribute to a perfect smile. An accelerated orthodontic treatment is perfect for busy brides looking to make a lasting impression. Don’t let an underwhelming smile control how you feel on YOUR day. Remember how confident and stunning you will feel when looking at how beautiful your smile was in your wedding photos. Request for your free consultation today, you deserve it!