Brushing and Flossing

Brushing

Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of fluoride toothpaste. When you brush your teeth, move the brush in small circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line. Hold the toothbrush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, covering all areas between teeth and the surface of each tooth. It will take you several minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Brush up on the lower teeth, down on the upper teeth and the outside, inside and chewing surface of all of your front and back teeth. Brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before you rinse.

Brush your teeth four times daily to avoid the accumulation of food particles and plaque:

  • In the morning after breakfast
  • After lunch or right after school
  • After dinner
  • At bedtime

As soon as the bristles start to wear down or fray, replace your toothbrush with a new one. Do not swallow any toothpaste. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after you finish brushing. It is important to carefully floss and brush daily for optimal oral hygiene.

Flossing

For areas between the teeth that a toothbrush can't reach, dental floss is used to remove food particles and plaque. Dental floss is a thin thread of waxed nylon that is used to reach below the gum line and clean between teeth. It is very important to floss between your teeth every day.

Pull a small length of floss from the dispenser. Wrap the ends of the floss tightly around your middle fingers. Guide the floss between all teeth to the gum line, pulling out any food particles or plaque. Unwrap clean floss from around your fingers as you go so that you have used the floss from beginning to end when you finish. Floss behind all of your back teeth.

Floss at night to make sure your teeth are clean before you go to bed. When you first begin flossing, your gums may bleed a little. If the bleeding does not go away after the first few times, let a staff member know at your next appointment.

About our practice

Welcome to our practice, conveniently located in Brooklyn, Soho and Midtown, New York. For owners Dr. Lois Jackson and Dr. Adam Silevitch, as well as our other practitioners, the top priority is to provide patients with comprehensive pediatric dental care in a pleasant and compassionate environment. We not only provide dental care for our patients, but we truly care for our patients. We believe in personal attention and individualized treatment. We strive to give your child the care and dental health care information that will prevent tooth decay and keep your child's smile beautiful for life!


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Welcome to our practice, conveniently located in Brooklyn, Soho and Midtown, New York. For owners Dr. Lois Jackson and Dr. Adam Silevitch, as well as our other practitioners, the top priority is to provide patients with comprehensive pediatric dental care in a pleasant and compassionate environment. We not only provide dental care for our patients, but we truly care for our patients. We believe in personal attention and individualized treatment. We strive to give your child the care and dental health care information that will prevent tooth decay and keep your child's smile beautiful for life!



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What we offer

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Dr. Adam's Teleclass on Mommybites

Listen to Dr. Adam's Teleclass for the Mommybites website where he answered questions regarding your childrens’ teeth, from the basics to some “hot button” topics.

Mommybites is the go-to community for quality parenting resources, support and education.

Listen to the class here 
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Catch our own Dr. Silevitch on Sesame Studios "The Feelingwells"

Watch our own, Dr. Adam Silevitch on Sesame Street! Dr. Silevitch is the voice of the Dentist in "The Feelingwells" segment by Sesame Studios. 


Dr. Silevitch has a passion for pediatric dentistry and loves to partner with Sesame Studios to help promote healthy teeth and gums in children (and their parents, too)!

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