Dr. Howard Schneider

Pediatric Dentistry
Huntington, NY
36 years experience male

Locations

Howard W. Schneider, DDS PC

Huntington, NY

Address

Pediatric Dental Specialist, 153, Huntington, NY, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from NYU Dental School in 1987 and completed my pediatric dentistry specialty training from Eastman Dental Center in 1989. My specialty training included treating children with special needs, dental phobias, and medically compromised children.  I have been practicing pediatric dentistry in the village of Huntington since 1990 and currently lecture on the proper, safe use of fluoride to other dental professionals throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 

Specialties
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Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

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1.1K Answers
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Swallow a little bit of Fluoride in the dentists office is not a problem. Minor upset stomach if anything at all.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Other way around: Loose permanent teeth, in the absence of trauma, are caused by bone loss. This is usually secondary to periodontal disease, and if caught early can be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Why you taking the: Z-pack? Was it prescribed by a doctor? The flu is a virus. A z-pack is an antibiotic and is only helpful for a bacterial infection. It will not help a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Temporary only: Your body is experiencing pain because it is telling you that you have a dental problem that needs fixing. Ibuprofen and other pain killers will only... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Umbilical hernia ?: One possibility is an umbilical hernia. Your medical doctor should be able t diagnose if this is the case.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Not sure what you: Mean by "floor of my gums". If you mean floor of your mouth, as in under your tongue, then this could be a ranula. A ranula is caused by saliva from a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Not Used for TMJ: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist he... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: While most often done on children's teeth, in office Fluoride treatments can help natural teeth of any age remineralize.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes, unhealthy: You have controll over this. Take the ipad away and spend some time with your baby. Infants should not be spending hours watching ipads or tv s.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
An ingrown hair: Causing an infection is a real good possibility. This is easily treated by a dermatologist. If that is not the problem they will be able to give you a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Possibly candidiasis: Candidiasis, sometimes called thrush, is a fungal infection that can cause white patches on the tongue. Usually these patches can be scrapped off and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Not enough info: Your question doesn't contain enough information to make a diagnosis. There are numerous "white things" that can develope on the oral tissues. Dependi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Used to fit in our mouths millions of years ago. Since then our brains have gotten bigger and our jaws have gotten smaller so for many people they do ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Not really: Lower expansion appliances work by tipping out the lower teeth. They do not actually expand the bone the way upper expansion appliances do. By tipping... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Possibly, but.....: Chewing gum promotes salivation. Saliva helps dilute the acid in our mouths that is produced by the bacteria every time we eat. This in turn could l... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
See Medical Doctor: This could be one of several things including: swollen gland (lymph node) from a throat or dental infection, a clogged salivary gland, or a cyst. St... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Possible infection: The most common reason for a painful swelling in the mouth is an infection. This is not something you can treat on your own. While antibiotics can h... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Mucocele possibly: This is probably a mucocele. It is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Likely from suction: These little red marks may be from the suction that was used during your dental procedure. If they are they should resolve on their own within a few d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Mucocele possibly: This bump inside of your mouth is probably a mucocele. It is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
A bit unusual,: But not unheard of. Usually if the baby tooth falls out naturally the permanent tooth comes up within a couple of weeks. For some kids who are crowde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Possibly: It depends on how far the tooth has moved and what type of retainer it is. Your orthodontist should have scheduled a post-retainer follow up visit wit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Required because....: silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is an antibiotic that is only supposed to be used to treat specific conditions such as preventing bacterial infections... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Very rare syndrome: First bite syndrome is usually the unintended side effect of certain head and neck surgeries. In patients with no history of surgery it can be caused... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Very low: Unless the dentist had an active infection at the time your chances of getting any kind of illness from this incident is very, very low. That being sa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Very small: if you used the condom properly then the your chances of being pregnant are very small. If you are concerned then take a home pregnancy test. They are... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
You needed more: You needed more local anesthetic. Sometimes, especially for lower teeth, one application of local anesthetic is not enough. In the future if you feel ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Potential overdose: Please get her immediate medical attention. Her condition is unknown. She has taken 2-4 times the recommended dosage and combined it with alcohol, not... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
See a periodontist: Constantly bleeding gums is a signs of severe gum disease (periodontitis). This is not something you can successfully treat on your own and is the big... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Smoking it, No.: Smoking anything, marijuana or cigarettes can adversely effect healing. I would hold off smoking anything until the area is completely healed. This ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Might be....: 1) trauma from biting your cheeks in your sleep. If it is in a straight line along your cheek from the front to the back of your mouth, than this is a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
That depends: That depends on what is actually going on. Hardened plaque is called calculus. This can be easily removed by the dentist and the tooth returned to nor... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
The normal color: of your lingual frenum is pinkish-white.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Return to dentist: While some discomfort in the teeth, for 1-2 days, may be common after this type of filling, "severe pain" around the nose is not. If this does not res... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, over doing it with tooth whitening products can cause both gum recession and sensitivity in your teeth. Please stop using these products and see ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
That depends: That depends on the materials being used and the skill of the dentist. Small, tooth colored, composite restorations placed by a competent dentist will... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Oral Surgeon: If in doubt about this bump have an evaluation by an oral surgeon. They are the experts in this area and will either be able to put your mind at ease,... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes, can be done.: if indicated root canal therapy can be done on lower front teeth. The key to determining what treatment is best is proper diagnosis. You need an evalu... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Your teeth support your lips. Changing the position of the teeth will change the appearance of your lips and face. How great this change will be depen... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Call the doctor back: An antibiotic will Do Nothing to treat a viral infection such as the flu. I would call the doctor back an specifically ask them why they prescribed an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
No, not the same: Food grade mineral oil and mineral oil for vehicles are defiantly NOT THE SAME. Mineral oil for vehicles can have a high level of contaminates that w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Couple possibilities: Could be: new decay under the crown; periodontal disease; pulpitis; infection; poor occlusion; and/or fracture. Would need to know what triggers the p... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Applied to thick: Go back to your dentist and have them smooth down the excess sealant. Small amounts of excess sealant can "self adjust" as you eat. Large amounts of... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Most likely this is a coincidence as these two areas are not located adjacent to each other.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Very uncommon: When used properly by a trained anesthesiologist the risk of complications from Propofol are very rare. True problems only arise when it is used off ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Unknown: While oral cancer may be rare, the only way to know is to have it checked out by a dentist and if anything is questionable have it biopsied by an oral... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Hitting you r jaw with your toothbrush will not do that. Short of major trauma there is nothing you can do that will "push your lower jaw back".
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Variation of normal: This is called an eruption hematoma. It is a variation of normal. Sometimes when a tooth erupts it results in a little bleeding under the gum as it co... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Start brushing now: Ideally parents should start cleaning their child's teeth as soon as they erupt. Since it's already been a few months start brushing them n... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral su... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 21, 2013
Dr. Howard Schneider is one of the leading pediatric dentists on Long Island. From the minute you walk in the door, you can tell that he is totally dedicated to patient comfort and the best possible ...Read More
Apr 6, 2014
Dr. Howard Schneider is accurate and succinct in his answers. His background and experience clearly shines! Dr. Don E. Millner MAGD FICOI
Oct 19, 2013
Top notch Pediatric Dentist with a wide range of knowledge. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I asked my newly graduated general dentist and he said the same as you. Knocking the crown off is a hassle. Am seeing him again next wk.as follow up to implant work. Wil...Read More
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Thank you Dr., i am looking for some signs that could describe it but the problem is, nothing. it's like under the top layer of tongue skin. I tried to drink water and let it swim, hurts much :'(.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! this makes me feel better about not using pain killers when my 3 children got teeth I only use them when absolutely necessary almost never.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NYU Dental School
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Eastman Dental Center

Awards

Award Certificate 500 Hours Continuing Education, Suffolk County Dental Society
Top Pediatric Dentist, First Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Dentist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Association
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