Early Tooth Care and Thumb Sucking

In this video, pediatric dentist Dr. Julie Cernigliaro will highlight common questions and concerns that parents may have about pediatric dentistry from infancy through school age. We will explain why it is important to have your child see a pediatric dentist and what pediatric dentists do differently. You will be given information on how to care for your child’s teeth and avoid dental decay. We will also address why baby teeth are important, review thumb sucking, x-rays trauma and touch on a variety of other important pediatric dental topics.


Dr. Julie Cernigliaro is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2001 where she received the community service and pediatric dental health award. She continued her studies, completing her Pediatric Dental Residency at Northwestern’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2003.Currently she splits her time between her positions of Associate Director of the Pediatric Dental Residency Program at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and working in private practice. She became a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Julie is well traveled and has provided dental services and conducted research in various international settings.


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