Common Problems

Tooth Decay

Caries, or tooth decay, is a preventable disease. While caries might not endanger your life, they may negatively impact your quality of life.

When your teeth and gums are consistently exposed to large amounts of starches and sugars, acids may form that begin to eat away at tooth enamel. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as candy, cookies, soft drinks and even fruit juices leave deposits on your teeth. Those deposits bond with the bacteria that normally survive in your mouth and form plaque. The combination of deposits and plaque forms acids that can damage the mineral structure of teeth, with tooth decay resulting.

Sensitive Teeth

Your teeth expand and contract in reaction to changes in temperature. Hot and cold food and beverages can cause pain or irritation to people with sensitive teeth. Over time, tooth enamel can be worn down, gums may recede or teeth may develop microscopic cracks, exposing the interior of the tooth and irritating nerve endings. Just breathing cold air can be painful for those with extremely sensitive teeth.

Gum Disease

Gum, or periodontal, disease can cause inflammation, tooth loss and bone damage. Gum disease begins with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Gums in the early stage of disease, or gingivitis, can bleed easily and become red and swollen. As the disease progresses to periodontitis, teeth may fall out or need to be removed by a dentist. Gum disease is highly preventable and can usually be avoided by daily brushing and flossing. One indicator of gum disease is consistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.

Canker Sores

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small sores inside the mouth that often recur. Generally lasting one or two weeks, the duration of canker sores can be reduced by the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents. The canker sore has a white or gray base surrounded by a red border.

Orthodontic Problems

A bite that does not meet properly (a malocclusion) can be inherited, or some types may be acquired. Some causes of malocclusion include missing or extra teeth, crowded teeth or misaligned jaws. Accidents or developmental issues, such as finger or thumb sucking over an extended period of time, may cause malocclusions.

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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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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