Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Testimonial Tuesday – Recent Adelberg Montalvan Reviews!

When it comes to choosing a dentist for your child, you’ll want to pick someone is knowledgeable, caring, patient, and has experience specifically in helping children better their oral health.

So how does Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental fit that description? Our testimonials speak for themselves!

“Very nice and patient staff. We did not feel rushed and left the office well informed. Such a cute kid friendly environment.” – Baily A.

“Dr Jeannine was amazing with my very anxious son. Her bedside manner was phenomenal, and she took her time and was very caring and thorough. I have already recommended her to many friends!” – Nicholas B.

“It was my 2 year old daughter's first visit and everyone was so kind. She's a difficult patient but the Dr. and staff were amazing and made it as easy as possible! Thank you so much!” – Aria S.

“I took both of my sons to see Dr. Marc this week, my oldest for his routine cleaning and my 18 month old for his first visit. He is so patient and thorough! It was overall a great experience! We are so lucky to have found such an amazing pediatric dentist!! See you again in 6 months!!” – Melanie M.

“Great experience today with Dr. Marc. My daughter was getting a filling and Dr. Marc was extremely patient and eased my daughters concerns of having pain. Thanks so much again!!” – Katie R.

Thank you to all who have shared their experiences with us, we always strive to care for our patients as if they were our own children and love hearing that they had a pleasant dental experience in our offices. Have you visited recently and have a story to share? Feel free to leave a review on one of the below sites!
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At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental our purpose is to provide exceptional mental and dental care that can impact your child’s life forever.  Our practice has been providing excellent pediatric dentistry to children of Long Island for over 14 years.  We have three locations: Nesconset, Massapequa Park and our newest location in West Islip.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Family Friendly Events This Weekend (August 12th – 14th)

From boat regattas to video game challenges - Long Island has plenty of things planned for all kids and kids at heart this weekend!
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530
Explore the short history of video arcade games in an actual arcade! The Cradle of Aviation has transformed a section of its galleries into an arcade complete with unforgettable favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and more. Event takes place daily through 9/5 with 11:30a, 1:30p and 3:30p sessions; $24 Adults / $20 Children (2-12).

UpSky Hotel
110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY
Speaking of gaming - head to the Long Island Retro Gaming expo this Saturday! Video game lovers can play all their old favorites using none other than retro equipment and vintage 1980s-90s TVs at this one day expo! Jump into tournaments, attend panel discussions, and bring your old games for a swap meet. Event takes place 8/13 from 10a - 7p; admission is $20 day of (includes admission for two younger than 10) or $15 online prior. 

Maritime Explorium
Port Jeff Harbor - 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics with Maritime Explorium’s Raingutter Regatta! Bring the kids to cheer on the USA this weekend as they design their own sailboat to race in the Raingutter Regatta. Event takes place: 8/12-8/14 from 1p - 5p; admission is $5 per person - members and children under 1 are FREE.

Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901
Ahoy mateys! Take a Pirate Snorkel Adventure and help Captain Poseidon locate his treasure by finding the missing map pieces hidden at the bottom of the lagoon. Designed for participants of all ages (children must be beyond diaper age, and accompanied by an adult if under 7) - wet suit, life preserver, and snorkel gear are provided. Event takes place daily, 10:30a, 11:45a, 1:30p, 2:45p, and 4p sessions; Splash Sale - $19.99 for the remainder of the summer!

Movies at Long Beach
Neptune Avenue, Long Beach, NY
This Saturday night head down to Long Beach for the town’s weekly Movie on the Beach! This weekend, watch Jurassic World under the stars - arrive by 7:45pm and check the Facebook page for weather updates. Event takes place 8/13; FREE. 

For a full list of this weekend's events - head to Mommy Poppin's»

If you have any questions about how to improve your child's oral health please give our offices a call. We specialize in caring for children’s teeth in a comfortable and caring environment. Call (516) 798-1111 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners - Francesca & Kayleigh!

Thank you again to all who entered our College Scholarship competition earlier this summer. Without further ado - let’s hear it for our winners, Kayleigh and Francesca! Congratulations!
Francesca Farb with Dr. Ericka Montalvan
"When I was younger I had piece of skin separating my two front teeth. Not a lot of kids had this and I was quite frequently asked “Why are your teeth like that?” and being only about eight years old I had no idea why or what to say, so I would just cry. It would make me so upset when people would ask and my mom thought it would be something that would just go away. 

When I began to go to Dr. Marc Adelberg he suggested the “frenectomy procedure”, which we had one of two options, laser procedure in his office or going to an oral surgeon. Once again only being eight years old I was terrified of needles and anything sharp and going to someone unfamiliar and having them cut a piece of skin out of my mouth was enough to bring tears to my eyes. My mother made an extraordinary decision to take Dr. Adelberg up on his laser surgery option, it was new and unfamiliar to her but she thought it would be for the best. The day of the procedure I was extremely nervous but Dr.Adelberg and his team made me feel at ease in no time. 

After the surgery I felt like a new person, I no longer had the piece of skin separating my teeth which felt like a road block in my little life, now my teeth had the freedom to move together and I felt like I could conquer the world. If it weren’t for the surgery, I wouldn’t have the confidence I have today or the option to pursue what I’m passionate about this fall at Pratt Institute. Art is a risky business but I believe I’m a sure-fire candidate for success and I wouldn’t feel this way about myself if it weren’t for the frenectomy procedure back in the day by Dr.Adelberg and his positive, supporting team!"
Kayleigh Zabell with Dr. Marc Adelberg
"For years, I have heard horror stories from other kids, and even adults about how painful and frightening going to the dentist can be. They would complain of how much toothpaste they got on their face or how the dentist would poke them too hard with the “scary metal thing”. Thankfully, I have a completely different experience, and never had to fear going to see everyone at Adelberg Pediatrics.

Growing up, going to see Dr. Marc was the only doctor appointment that I actually looked forward to having. My car rides to the office would be filled with decisions on what color toothbrush I wanted, which prize I would pick from the treasure chest, and which flavor toothpaste I wanted, which was no easy task considering the Adelberg Pediatrics crew has flavors ranging from watermelon to cookie dough! Unlike my colleagues, I really had no fears during my dental visits. The only worry that I had would be getting a cavity and not being able to join the cavity free club, which thankfully is not a common occurrence.

When I first gained independence in the tooth-brushing world, I was completely resistant to the whole process. I would try to avoid brushing my teeth, and thought the smell in my mouth was nothing a breath mint could not handle. It was only a matter of time before I did some serious damage to my teeth. I even remember going in for one of my dental checkups, and dental hygienist Lynda was able to tell what type of cookies I had for snack that day, which were Oreo cookies of course! Although impressed by Lynda’s cookie identification skills, I realized that I needed to make a change with my dental hygiene.

With the help of the Adelberg Pediatric team, I was motivated to develop better dental habits to help prevent bacteria and other “icky germies” from damaging my mouth. I honestly have to thank Adelberg Pediatrics for always making me feel comfortable and providing me with the advice and resources necessary to keep a healthy smile. As always, I look forward to seeing everyone again at my next dental checkup."

Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry has three Long Island locations. We specialize in caring for children’s teeth in a comfortable and caring environment. Call (516) 798-1111 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for updates and industry news!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Travel Tips for Oral Health

With the last month of summer fun underway, it’s time to grab the kids, pack up the car, and head out to enjoy your final family vacation of summer 2016.

But just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean your daily routines should be put on hold until your return. Make sure your kids keep up with their oral health even while on the go with these tips!
  1. Book your check up with us! Before heading out, make sure to bring the family in for a thorough exam. This way, we can spot any problems early so you can have peace of mind while away.
  2. Keep our contact information handy. Many dental emergencies can be resolved over the phone. If you’re worried and feel like you need to speak to one of our doctors give us a call – we’ll also be able to let you know if this is something that can wait until you get home or if it’s something more serious.
  3. Forgot your toothbrush? For a quick fix we suggest vigorously rinsing your mouth with water to dislodge any debris from teeth. You can also add some toothpaste to a clean washcloth or your finger until you find a drugstore.
  4. Make sure you transport your toothbrush properly. A plastic bag is great to keep it separated from other items in your medicine bag. Once you get to your destination, set your toothbrush out to air dry.
  5. Get yourself back on track. If you weren't practicing the best oral health while away, don’t stress. Just be sure to get yourself back to brushing for two minutes twice daily and flossing regularly once home.
Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry has three Long Island locations. We specialize in caring for children’s teeth in a comfortable and caring environment. Call (516) 798-1111 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for updates and industry news!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Celebrate National Fresh Breath Day!

It’s National Fresh Breath Day! Annually observed on August 6th, Fresh Breath Day was created to highlight the importance of oral hygiene and to stress that brushing for two minutes twice daily, flossing, tongue scraping, and keeping up with regular dental visits all help in keeping bad breath at bay.
Here are three ways to celebrate National Fresh Breath Day

1. Make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly.
It’s not enough to just brush and floss regularly if you aren’t doing it right! Make sure everyone in your family brushes for two full minutes at least twice a day for a thorough cleaning. And don’t forget the floss! Flossing is crucial for removing debris stuck between teeth (which can cause bad breath) - an area a toothbrush may not reach. 

2. Drink more water.
Not only does water help remove particles between teeth and but it helps boost saliva production. Drinking water helps moisten the mouth, kicking bad breath to the curb!

3. Be mindful of stinky foods.
Seems obvious, but stinky foods like onions, garlic, and even coffee, all have smells that linger long after consumption. Be mindful of what you decide to snack on today!

Have questions about improving bad breath? Give one of our offices a call or stop by our Massapequa location this weekend. We’ll be taking part in the Massapequa Park Street Fair and will be available to answer any questions and provide a tour of our office!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Massapequa Park Street Fair THIS Weekend!

It’s almost time for the annual Massapequa Park Street Fair! Located right off Sunrise Highway, at Park Blvd & Front Street, the Massapequa Park Street Fair has been a staple of summer entertainment for over three decades!

Come browse and shop from an array of arts and crafts vendors, while also enjoying some live music and amusement for the whole family.

As always, we welcome you to stop by our Adelberg Montalvan table this Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm for giveaways, office tours, and more!

At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental our purpose is to provide exceptional mental and dental care that can impact your child’s life forever. From orthodontic care to special needs dentistry, our practice has been providing excellent pediatric dentistry to children of Long Island for over 14 years. Our total kid-friendly atmosphere and cutting edge procedures will help keep your kids excited about going to the dentist - come see for yourself this weekend! 

1000 F. Park Boulevard | Massapequa Park, NY 11762 | P- 516.798.1111

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

It’s that time - you’re enjoying your family's summer vacation when suddenly a problem strikes! Your child slipped and hurt their tooth - now what do you do? While we hope you don’t have to experience any dental emergencies while away, we did want to provide some tips on how to handle some tricky situations:
What to do if your child has a toothache:
A toothache may not scream emergency but, it does hurt your little one which in turn hurts you! First, try to find the source of the pain - swelling, redness, or any discolorations. Rinse the area with a warm salt-water solution.

What to do if your child cuts their cheek, tongue, or lip:
Ice the injured area to help control any swelling. Apply pressure with a cloth if there is any bleeding. If the bleeding persists, contact us or visit the emergency room.

What to do if your child chips a tooth:
To reduce the chance for infection - contact us immediately. Rinse with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If you find any tooth fragments, rinse in cool water and place in a cup with milk, saliva, or water.

What to do if your child knocks out a tooth:
With baby teeth, treatment is not necessary. For a permanent tooth, time is a crucial factor! If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If this is not possible, place the tooth in milk, saliva, or water and take it to the dentist right away.  

What to do if you experience a dental emergency while abroad:
In case of an emergency away from home, contact us or use the Find A Dentist Tool by the American Dental Association (ADA). This tool will help you locate an ADA dentist who can help you wherever you are.

No matter what dental emergency you may experience, remember Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric is here for you and your child. For aid with the above or general questions and concerns please feel free to contact us at any of our 3 locations or visit us online to schedule an appointment!