Pediatric Dentistry Made Easy
Info for Parents
Read up to date information about dental topics for your kids
Guide to Tooth Products
There are TOO many products to choose from! Which toothpaste, toothbrush, training cup and mouthwash is best?
Prepare for your dental visit
Links and videos to help prepare your child for what they will experience at their dental visit
Fun for Kids
Fun coloring pages and resources for kids to get excited about their oral health!
Hi there! I am Dr. Lana
I am a Pediatric Dentist based in New York City.
In this digital age there is certainly no shortage of information out there... but searching through mommy facebook groups and google for advice and information can be daunting!
Parents want the best for their children, and I would like to help bring that science-based information from trusted sources straight to moms and dads everywhere. Whenever possible I also prefer dental products that are more natural and environmentally friendly.
I believe that all children should have the opportunity to be at their best dental health.
Through education and prevention, this can be achieved.
Now Accepting patients in Queens and Manhattan, NY. For location and appointment requests, fill out form below:
To ensure gum health, proper teeth development and help prevent cavities, exams should be done every 6 months.
Cleanings should be done every 6 months for healthy teeth and gums.
When cavities are found, your child may need fillings on baby or adult teeth. Our office is amalgam-free (a mercury containing filling material).
When cavities are larger, a crown can help maintain the tooth for a longer period of time. We offer same day crown placement.
When falls or accidents happen, know where to turn to for broken or damaged teeth.
When baby teeth are lost early, space maintainers can help prevent teeth from getting too crowded, and decrease the need for braces in the future .
1 year old
First visit to dentist
every 6 month
Check ups recommended
Full set of baby teeth by age 3
Full set of adult teeth by age 17
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When should a child get their first dental visit?ADA and AAPD recommend 6 months after the first tooth comes our, or by 1 year, whichever comes FIRST.
How early can a child get a cavity?A Child can get a cavity as soon as the tooth is in the mouth, especially if they are eating solids in addition to formula, milk or breastmilk.
When should I start brushing my baby's teeth?Start brushing teeth as soon as they come out into the mouth.
When can my child get dental sealants?Baby teeth can get sealants once the molars are erupted and the child is able to cooperate in the chair. Typically, permanent teeth molars can get sealants as soon as they come out, usually around 6 years old.
Blog: Staying up to date with Science Based Info
Best Fluoride toothpaste
Tom's with Fluoride
fluoride to help make teeth stronger and fight cavities
strawberry flavor is a kid favorite!
Best Non-Fluoride toothpaste
Kid's Spry with Xylitol
fluoride free option for training purposes .
Xylitol has protective effect against cavities.
Best for sensitivity
Potassium nitrate added to decrease sensitivity, such as from braces.
Safe for 12 years old and up only.
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