Happy National Dentist’s Day!
DENTISTS GIVE US A REASON TO SMILE.
THANK YOU to our Cavity Busters dentists and providers today, and every day!
HAPPINESS is a fun place where you can go to the dentist for check-ups and cleaning, and leave SMILING!
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters’ 2023 New Year’s Resolutions For Good Oral Health
All of your CAVITY BUSTERS friends want you to make 2023 a #1 oral and dental health priority!
*Make Cavity Busters your dental home*
*Get checkups and cleanings twice a year*
*Brush twice a day for a full two minutes*
*Baby’s first oral check-up is before 1st birthday, or when you see the 1st tooth*
*Avoid acidic foods and/or drink water afterward*
*Drink less sugar (soda and juices). More water!*
*Eat fewer sugary snacks*
*Talk about braces, mouthguards, etc. with your dental provider*
YOUR MOUTH WILL THANK YOU!
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters Announces Partnership with Holton’s Heroes for Annual TOY DRIVE
It’s the Season for Giving
Holton’s Heroes is an organization that serves the community at large by connecting children who have suffered a life-threatening, post-birth brain injury with therapeutic tools and devices, enriching activities, educational information, and resources for them, and their loved ones. Your generous gift will be sent directly to Holton’s Heroes to be donated to the 8th annual Holton’s Heroes Toy Drive benefiting hospitalized children and their families in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, like St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Due to hospital and health guidelines, we must quarantine all items before delivering them to any hospital to assure we don’t inadvertently spread germs or contagious viruses like COVID-19. We appreciate your help by submitting your holiday gift donations before December 13th so that we can deliver them in time for the holidays.
Drop off boxes at Northeast (240 Geiger Rd. Philadelphia) and Dresher (1650 Limekiln Pike) office locations during regular office hours.
Now, through December 13
NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS or GIFT CARDS for children ages one, all the way through 18. You can use the Amazon Wish List to shop (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/13K8JE1IB7BJB), bring to drop off location near you, or mail gifts directly to the following address by December 13th:
45 Brittany Blvd.
Marlton, NJ 08053
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2022 Awards Announced! Philadelphia Voted Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters Best Pediatric Dental Practice
THANK YOU, Philadelphia and Metro Philly! What an honor to be acknowledged.
“Say goodbye to the days of having to fight your little one to get them to the dentist, Doc Bresler is here to make sure it is the most enjoyable and painless experience as possible. The practice was started by David A. Bresler who made it his mission to help kids enjoy taking care of their teeth. With arcade games in the waiting room and flat-screen TVs throughout the 8 locations, there is no way your child won’t want to go see the dentist. At Doc Bresler’s, you and your child can feel at ease knowing they are receiving care from those who truly care.”
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Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters’ FREE Children’s Dental Health Education Program is Back!
Good oral and dental habits start early!
Our Doc Bresler’s Community Outreach Department has fun, dental educators who visit preschools and kindergartens, daycare centers, and elementary schools, teaching small children all about good dental and oral health care. Our dental educators know that good habits start early! Lessons are age and length-appropriate, and each child goes home with a Goody Bag filled with a new toothbrush, and important information!
DECEMBER AND JANUARY AVAILABILITY!
If you would like more information on our program or would like a member of our Community Outreach team to visit your school and teach a FREE lesson, contact our office at [email protected].
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Cavity Busters is a Winner of The Intelligencer’s “2022 Best of the Best Award”
Thank you to THE INTELLIGENCER newspaper of Bucks County, for Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters “2022 Best of the Best” Dentistry Award!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
WE CARE. Big time.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cavity Busters’ employees WEAR PINK to show their support for all employees, families, and friends who are cancer survivors or have lost loved ones. The tall, handsome guy in the back row is Jerry Stopyra, our Call Center manager who recently lost his beloved wife to cancer. We stand in support of you, Jerry, and for all of our Cavity Busters’ work family.
Thank You, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Dr. Jason Bresler for Tips About BRUSHING Kids’ Teeth!
Yes, you have to brush your kid’s baby teeth. Even though they’re going to fall out.
Is it really that important for kids to brush baby teeth that are going to fall out anyway?
by Sarah Gantz
Aug 15, 2022
The most common chronic childhood disease is lurking under the radar of many parents: Dental cavities.
More than half of children between ages 6 and 8 years have had a cavity in at least one baby tooth, and an equal share of kids ages 12 to 19 years old have had a cavity in a permanent tooth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children from low-income families are twice as likely to develop cavities compared with children from higher-income households.
Here’s what to know about oral care for kids:
When should I first bring my children to the dentist?
By their first birthday. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants have their first dental check-up six months after their first tooth comes in. Teeth typically start coming in around six months, but some babies (especially girls) may get teeth earlier. After the first visit, children should have routine dental cleanings every six months — just like adults.
What’s the point of treating baby teeth that are going to fall out anyway?
Untreated cavities become painful and can affect your child’s long-term health. Cavities are bacterial infections, which means that as they grow, they can spread to other teeth, said Jason Bresler, who has a doctorate of medicine in dentistry and is part of the Philadelphia-area pediatric practice Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters.
Children lose their baby teeth over several years — typically between ages 6 and 13 — which means a cavity in a baby tooth could spread to a neighboring adult tooth.
Large cavities can become infected or abscessed, which can lead to facial swelling and hospitalization in severe cases, if the infection spreads enough that it must be treated with IV medications.
A tooth that becomes infected because of an untreated cavity will have to be removed, which can affect the way a child eats and talks, and how their adult teeth come in. Regular dental visits can prevent any problem spots from developing into major dental issues.
How do I reduce the risk of cavities among kids?
Limit sugary foods, and floss and brush before bed.
Candy and sugary snacks significantly increase the risk of cavities. And juice is full of sugar, so don’t give your child more than 4 ounces of it a day.
Tooth-decaying sugar is also in lots of other foods you don’t expect. Any food that’s high in carbohydrates can increase your chances of decay. Breads, pasta, chips, pretzels, juice, and soda are all cavity culprits. Carbs act as a fuel source for the bacteria in your mouth to create acid that eats away at your teeth, causing cavities.
Opt for fresh snacks, such as fruit and vegetables, or foods that pack a lot of protein, such as string cheese or yogurt, instead of processed foods, which tend to have lots of carbs and sugar.
When should I start helping my child brush teeth?
Start young, be consistent, and brush for young children, Bresler said. Start brushing your child’s teeth when they are an infant to help them get used to the activity and learn that it isn’t painful.
An evening brushing routine may be a struggle at first with toddlers and elementary school-aged children who aren’t accustomed to having to brush, but they will eventually adjust, Bresler said. Rewards, sticker charts, and toothbrushes with fun designs may help to get them excited about brushing.
Don’t let your child brush their own teeth until they’ve demonstrated they have the dexterity to do it and understand the responsibility of brushing daily.
What type of toothbrush is best for children?
A soft-bristle toothbrush is best. “No person, pet, or living creature should use more than a soft-bristle toothbrush,” Bresler said. “The only thing a hard bristle brush is good for is cleaning the grout in your bathroom tile.”
Electric toothbrushes may be helpful for children because they can help clean difficult-to-reach spots and most have timers to let kids know when they’ve brushed long enough. But if your child is scared of the noise and vibration, stick to a traditional toothbrush.
Is fluoride toothpaste safe for children?
Yes. All current recommendations for pediatric dental care urge the use of fluoridated toothpaste in the proper amount. Children too young to spit will swallow the toothpaste you use, so apply just a smear — less than the size of a grain of rice — to their brush.
Some parents worry about fluoridated toothpaste because too much fluoride can be toxic. But commercially available toothpastes are formulated so that “even if you ate an entire tube of toothpaste — it would be toxic, but not lethal,” Bresler said.
To be clear, do not eat an entire tube of toothpaste.
But if you are concerned about the amount of toothpaste your child has swallowed, Bresler recommends providing a big glass of milk, which will bind to the fluoride so that it can be excreted, instead of absorbed.
Aug. 15, 2022
Bresler Family Chosen as 2022 Recipients of the “Eugene Jackson Humanitarian Award”
We are proud to announce that Drs. Josh, Jason, and Rachel Bresler are the 2022 recipients of Healthlink’s “Eugene Jackson Humanitarian Award” presented for their continued commitment to dental healthcare, and their family’s philanthropic legacy.
Pictured L-R: Dr. Josh Bresler and Dr. Jason Bresler. Missing is Dr. Rachel Bresler who was out of the country at the time of the presentation.
Here is the Introduction from the Bresler family award presentation…
“Our 2022 recipient of the Eugene Jackson Humanitarian Award is not one individual, but rather, a family. Siblings, Joshua A. Bresler, DMD, Jason M. Bresler, DMD, and Rachel L. Bresler, DMD, are not only carrying on their father’s professional legacy but also his philanthropic legacy. David A. Bresler, DDS, the original “Doc Bresler”, started his pediatric dental practice, Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, 40 years ago. While Doc Bresler passed away in 2015, his children, Josh, Jason, and Rachel now lead the practice and serve over 65,000 active patients, including adults with autism and special needs – a very important segment of patients, to their father. When asked about a sign that hangs in an office in the Roxborough location that says, “GOOD GUYS REALLY DO FINISH FIRST”. Dr. Rachel said, “It reminds us that if you do the right thing, provide the right care, and treat people the right way, you will succeed in any facet of life. It’s a constant reminder for us, of our dad and the way he lived his life.” The Breslers recently celebrated their father’s legacy, donating the “David A. Bresler Student Life Center” at the Kornberg School of Dentistry, at Temple University, his alma mater, where he served as an instructor and mentor, and where all three children are also alumni and teachers. They have taken many trips to Haiti with students from the Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry to provide dental care to villagers who would otherwise not have access to it, volunteer at MOM in PA, and donate to various community organizations. The Breslers are true examples of humanitarians.”
Cavity Busters and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Make Holding your Own Lemonade Stand EASY!
Help raise funds for CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH
Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters has been a longtime partner and supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). This month we are kicking off our Cavity Busters fundraising efforts to help raise $$$ for ALSF and childhood cancer research, making it EASY AND FUN to hold your own lemonade stand. Just click on the link below to register and get started! THANK YOU!