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Why Fruit Juice & Your Baby Don't Mix!
2 weeks, 1 day ago 0

Why Fruit Juice & Your Baby Don’t Mix!

magic-milk-and-orange-juice-baby-doll-bottles-4-b0edb72986a70a9d236deda34208f7cfThe Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) both recently released findings that say parents should completely avoid giving juice in infants before the age of one. Sugar consumption is the leading cause of dental decay in children and for these young babies juice appears to be the culprit.

After 6 months of age, if juice is recommended by your pediatrician, this report says it’s wiser to use a cup, so the juice is fully ingested and not left to linger with a nipple on the teeth. Even better is giving your child real fruit as the juice has less nutritional value. The sad fact is the that consumption of juice has been attributed with a rise in dental caries in babies under 1.  It was also found that diluting the juice with water has no effect in stemming the dental health risks.

pediatric dentist Dr. Jill Lasky & boyDrs. Jill and Michael Lasky have always recommended that parents put their baby to sleep with a bottle of anything except water. And now with the results of this new study, it’s more important than ever to heed this warning  to avoid dental caries in your child.  They also recommend introducing teeth cleaning to your child as soon as the baby’s first tooth comes in, by using a damp diaper or products like Spiffies to wipe down their teeth after they drink milk from a breast or a bottle. Milk sugars can also cause dental caries.  Plus, the earlier your child is introduced to this most important habit of teeth brushing, the easier it will be to sustain it through their lives.

 

 

 

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Questions for your Pediatric Dentist!
1 month, 2 weeks ago 0

Questions for your Pediatric Dentist!

Whether you are about to become parents for the first time, or are looking for a new pediatric dentist, Dr. Michael Lasky, give you an idea what questions you need to ask to find the perfect one for your family.

One of the most important tips, is when to choose a pediatric dentist. The ideal time is before you need one and Drs. Jill and Michael Lasky encourage you to come by our offices, meet them and the rest of the team to see what makes us a family-friendly, fear-free zone.

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Should You Whiten your Child's Teeth?
5 months, 3 weeks ago 2

Should You Whiten your Child’s Teeth?

Many parents come to us and wonder why their young child’s teeth are so yellow. The answer may surprise you.

Pediatric Dentist Dr-Jill Lasky tells us if teeth whitening is appropriate for your child.  If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

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A Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group
6 months, 1 week ago 0

A Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Jennifer is a first-time mom of an adorable baby boy. He chipped his tooth she went to her pediatrician who recommended she see a pediatric dentist. One of her friends referred her to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group and this is her story.

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Pediatric Dental Emergency? LPDG On Call 24/7
9 months, 2 weeks ago 0

Pediatric Dental Emergency? LPDG On Call 24/7


Parents what would you do if your child had a dental emergency? If it’s appears to be something minor, you most likely can treat it yourself. But if your child’s tooth has been knocked out, is very loose and/or if they are bleeding and it doesn’t stop fairly soon, you should definitely see your pediatric dentist.

If you are having a pediatric dental emergency, rest assured you will be able to have your child attended to 24/7. Just call our office during regular business hours, to arrange for your child to be seen as soon as possible. If it is after regular business hours, even if it’s in the middle of the night, Dr. Jill and/or Dr. Michael Lasky can be reached via their pager. Yes, the pediatric dentists still use pagers. Dr. Michael explains why in this video.

And Whether your child is one of our regulars patients or even if they are not, these dedicated pediatric dentists make themselves available any time they are needed. They will even come into the office in the middle of the night, if your child needs immediate attention. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to call, we can let you know how to treat the situation at home. The bottom line is your child’s oral health is our #1 priority.

If you have any other questions about this or any other of our services, we invite you to write or call us.

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Making Your Child Feel Safe at the Dentist
10 months, 1 week ago 0

Making Your Child Feel Safe at the Dentist


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At Lasky Pediatric Dental Group, our mission is make sure our all of our young patients never have an unpleasant dental experience. Children are never pushed to be treated before they’re receptive and sometimes we ask parents to come in a couple of  times before their first exam to familiarize themselves with the office setting.

Dr. Jill Lasky treats dental patient on her lapThe Lasky Pediatric Dental Group prides itself on being a fear-free zone. Once in our office, if your child does not want to go into our exam room and sit in the dental chair – even on mom’s lap – we might take them to the toy box or our home-like waiting room and do the exam there.    In our Dr. Jill explains the clever ways she and Dr. Michael get their young patients to enjoy their visits. Are your children afraid of the dentist?

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KTLA - Health Smart: Summer Dental Health Tips with Dr. Jill Lasky
10 months, 3 weeks ago 0

KTLA – Health Smart: Summer Dental Health Tips with Dr. Jill Lasky

Lasky Pediatric Dental Group’s Dr. Jill Lasky was asked to contribute to a KTLA Channel 5 Health Smart report. The result is a very informative segment from reporter Lu Parker on how best to keep your children cavity-free in spite of summer’s sugary temptations.

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How to Find a Pediatric Dentist?
10 months, 4 weeks ago 0

How to Find a Pediatric Dentist?

Whether you are a new parent looking for your first pediatric dentist or are trying to find a new one, do you know the right questions to ask so you can find the best dental home for your family? Dr. Michael Lasky gives some of the best questions parents should ask when looking for a new oral health care practitioner for your child.

Please feel free to call us at the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group during regular business hours if you have any more questions:
818-465-7545 or if you have a DENTAL EMERGENCY, Drs. Michael and Jill Lasky can be reached on our 24/7 EMERGENCY PAGER: 818-215-0102

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Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?
11 months, 1 week ago 0

Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentists are considered primary care doctors the same as pediatricians.  It is a dental specialty that requires additional specialized training to be able to provide oral health care for children ranging in age from first tooth to their teenage years.

In this segment, Dr. Michael Lasky of the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group explains why parents should choose a pediatric dentist over a general dentist for their child’s oral health care.  In addition to receiving a dental degree, Dr. Michael Lasky goes into detail about the additional courses required to become a pediatric dentist.

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Your Visit to LPDG
1 year ago 0

Your Visit to LPDG

 

What to Expect at Your Child’s Visit to Lasky Pediatric Dental Group

Parents are the ones who do the interviewing to find a pediatric dentist for their children. Or they will ask for referrals from other parents. Did you ever wonder what the kids think about going to their dentist?

Simona is a patient at Lasky Pediatric Dental Group and tells us about her experience at LPDG with Dr. Jill Lasky and Dr. Michael Lasky and what a young patient can expect on a visit to her pediatric dentists.

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