Although fruit juice consumption offers some benefits according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it also has potential harmful effects. High sugar content in juice contributes to more calorie consumption and the risk of developing dental caries. Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits for infants younger than 1 year and no nutritional advantages over whole fruit for infants and children.
Those conclusions are part of a June 2017 policy statement on juice consumption. from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The AAP also noted that juice should be offered to toddlers in a cup, not a bottle, and infants should not be put to bed with a bottle in their mouth. Allowing children to carry a bottle, easily transportable covered cup, open cup, or box of juice around throughout the day leads to excessive exposure of the teeth to carbohydrates, which promotes the development of dental caries.
Dr. Mancuso honored her mentor and friend with an award at this year’s show. Dr. Krachman studied oil painting at the RAI, and was not only a highly skilled oil painter; he was an avid builder of model wooden ships.
Did you know that in addition to being born with 10 fingers and 10 toes, babies have 20 tooth buds below their gums? Watch this quick video to find out when you’ll start seeing your baby’s teeth, and to learn the signs and symptoms of teething.
As another year winds down, we want to remind you to take advantage of your unused insurance benefits, as most companies do not allow you to carry these over to the next year.
Most insurance runs on a calendar year, which means on December 31st, any unused benefits are lost. If you are in need of dental treatment, but have been putting it off, it’s important to realize that you are not only risking more expensive and extensive treatment down the road. Those are YOUR benefits! You have earned those benefits by either paying for them, or working for them! Why throw them away? Why pay another deductible? Why run the risk of a fee increases?
And if you do not have any recommended treatment, this may be the perfect time for cosmetic enhancements, like teeth whitening, or bonding. By completing this treatment before the end of the year, you can maximize your insurance benefits, while enjoying better dental health.
Dr. Mancuso has been offering single-visit crowns to her patients since 2005. Using the CAD/CAM technology of Cerec®, she creates crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This treatment process not only saves you time and money; it’s extremely interesting watching the process!
Dr. Mancuso has spent numerous days educating middle school students about the importance of oral health, and it’s role in promoting good overall health. She most recently visited the children at the Garfield Middle School where the students learned how to properly brush and care for their teeth at home. The children presented this poster to Dr. Mancuso, thanking her for her visit.
The American Dental Association recommends two dental visits each year, but many people require more frequent visits to keep their mouth healthy. To help those without dental insurance, Dr. Mancuso has created an In-Office Dental Savings Plan which enable patients to receive the recommended dental visits with savings up to 50% off standard fees.
Dr. Mancuso’s entered into the 29th Annual Louis Bay 2nd Library Art Show in Hawthorne and was awarded 1st place in the non-professional oils category!
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Dr. Mancuso takes the time to educate and engage each patient in making decisions about their individual and appropriate care. She is amazingly responsive to emergencies, special needs, and special concerns that patients have. She is an excellent dentist and kind, caring human being.
I always get a little anxious going to the dentist, however when Dr. Mancuso enters the room she is always smiling and greets you like you're family and I immediately feel at ease. I am truly impressed by the state of the art equipment in her office as well as her cutting edge knowledge of dentistry.
Dr. Mancuso is warm and friendly and makes people feel comfortable. She explains dental procedures in a way that is easy to understand and offers treatment alternatives when possible. Patients are offered music or movies when having a procedure, which certainly helps reduce the stress.