Manhattan Pediatric Dentist: What's New in Pediatric Dentistry

Leading pediatric dentistry expert, Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, offers insight into the newest advancements in pediatric dentistry.

Online PR News – 20-October-2016 – New York, NY – According to Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, DMD, FAAPD, a pediatric dentist in NYC and a world-renowned pediatric dental expert (, when it comes to kids, their oral health can be a persistent problem. However, he notes that advances in both the tools and procedures used in the fight against tooth decay, are being made all the time. Here is a list, according to Dr. Jacobson, of some of the most recent advances.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

silver diamine fluoride is an antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay and is the perfect alternative to drilling, which is great news for kids, according to Dr. Jacobson.

“This cavity fighting liquid is already used in hundreds of dental offices across the United States, including our pediatric dentistry office in Manhattan,” he says. “Dental schools are increasingly teaching the next generation of pediatric dentists how to use this silver diamine fluoride, because it truly represents the future of pediatric dentistry.”

In addition to cutting down the pain and discomfort associated with typical treatment methods, silver diamine fluoride has another advantage, according Dr. Jacobson. It actually kills the bacteria that cause decay.

Zirconium Crowns

According to Dr. Jacobson, Zirconium crowns are full white crowns that are more aesthetic than silver crowns and they allow dentists to offer choices to patients’ parents. They can also be used on deeply decayed or deformed baby teeth, he says.

Fluoride varnish

“A preventive measure in the fight against cavities and tooth decay, this is typically applied following teeth cleaning, and for those with compromised or sensitive teeth,” says Dr. Jacobson. “It is more beneficial and effective than foam or gel fluoride and the ease of application makes it a more suitable choice for children. “

Intra-Oral Cameras

“To give my young patients and their parents a better understanding of dental care, I use an intra-oral camera that produces real-time images of patients’ mouths,” Dr. Jacobson explains.

Soft-Tissue Laser

“This is a valuable tool for minor surgical procedures, particularly in newborns,” he explains. “This device has enabled our office to provide a helpful service to many nursing mothers by offering a way to remove excess tissue in the child’s mouth,”

Once a baby’s short frenum is relieved, he says, they are able to nurse more productively, which is more comfortable for the mother.

For 18 years, Dr. Barry L. Jacobson DMD, FAAPD, has been a leading in pediatric dentist. His practice, located at 949 Park Avenue, New York, NY, offers laser dentistry for children, cosmetic dentist for children, preoperative dental care for children, soft tissue procedures, silver diamine fluoride, 3D CAD-CAM crown fabrication, porcelain fillings, and treatment of fearful children, with behavior management experts on hand. Call 212-997-6453 (212-99-SMILE) for more information or visit Dr. Jacobson’s website at

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