Is your child drinking too much juice?

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 children fair lawn dental 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.

You can read their full article here.


Award winners from The Louis Bay 2nd Library’s annual art show in Hawthorne!

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Dr. Mancuso and her hygienist Marijana Roskar,  holding their award winning entries from the recent art show.

Marijana is an avid photographer with a keen eye for capturing beautiful images.  Marijana’s “Blue Door” which was shot in Slovenia, received 1st place honors.

This was Dr. Mancuso’s third year entering the Hawthorne art show.  She has received 1st and 2nd place awards in the past and received her third award with the unique portrait “Vivid Cuba.”




Supporting Tennis for Life™

Dr. Mancuso proudly supports this non-profit organization for breast-cancer survivors who’s belief is physical mobility and ongoing peer support are essential to recovery.   Tennis for Life provides the resources, opportunity, and motivation for its participants to regain upper-body mobility, develop stamina, and enhance their morale through the sport of tennis.

Tennis for Life provides complimentary tennis lessons and court time to introduce breast cancer survivors to the benefits that tennis can bring to their lives.  The organization also provides an environment for survivors to share their experiences and feelings in a relaxed social atmosphere.


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A picture taken from this years annual Tennis For Life fundraiser which took place on October 3rd over in Closter.