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Dr. Howard Schneider

Pediatric Dentistry
Huntington, NY
35 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

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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. 

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Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: Depending on diet, level of oral hygiene, and other health issues it can happen in as little as 4 months. For other addicts it can take up to a year.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Many possible causes: Including: cavities, dental abscess, periodontal disease, food allergies and other gastric problems. You need to be seen by both your dentist and you... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Usually 12-14 yrs: Most teenagers lose their last deciduous teeth (second primary molars) between 12-14 years old. If a person is congenitally missing the replacement p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Take it now: Since you are only a few hours late, take it now. If you were to forget a dosage but not realize until 3 hours or less from your next scheduled dose ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Bitten cheek: It is possible that you have accidently bitten/chewed on your cheek while you were numb. If it worsens and/or is not starting to resolve within 48 hou... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Unusual, but: Eruption patterns can vary widely. Are you sure it is the canine (third tooth from the middle) and not the lateral incisor (second tooth from the midd... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
In theory: yes, but: Is not practical. Cleft palate surgery is both delicate surgery and requires a lot of time. To expect a conscious patient (especially a child) to hol... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Pitted enamel: Healthy tooth enamel is smooth and shiny. Acid eats away at the enamel surface causing pitting and the enamel then looks dull. The same thing would ha... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Optimum is 0.7 mg/l: The World Health Organization considers 1.5 mg/l of fluoride or lower safe In drinking water. Above 1.5 mg/l dental fluorosis may occur to an objectio... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Stop OTC meds: Over use of otc medications could be causing a lot of your problems. Excessive use of Aspirin advil and Motrin can cause stomach upset and ulcers. Ov... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Flossing: Waterpik is good for cleaning large particles of food from around orthodontic brackets and under dental bridges. It does very little to clean the bact... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Periodontal disease : While pregnancy will not cause periodontal disease the change in hormones will exacerbate any hidden existing conditions. See you general dentist asa... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Usually Not: Esr is used to measure how much inflammation is in the body. It can be useful to detecting and monitoring auto immune diseases, some types of arthrit... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That Depends: Palatal expanders are used when the upper jaw is small compared to the lower jaw. By encouraging growth of the upper jaw they can correct this discrep... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
May be food allergy: It is possible that this is a food allergy. Dairy and gluten (wheat) are two of the more likely possibilities. Your pediatrician should be able to he... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
No such thing: If you are talking dentisry there is no such thing. Dental sealants are for the chewing surfaces and other grooved surfaces of the teeth. They are ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Heal on their own: You need to give them time to heal in their own, usually in 3-5 days. To help your tongue feel better while they heal: avoid hot and spicy foods, dri... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
How about both: Lay off doing them for a couple of days until you feel better and than ask someone to show you the proper way to do them so that you do not hurt yours... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
0.7 ppm (mg/l): Fluoride in water is not measured in ratio or percentage but in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/l). As of january 2011 the cdc ha... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: Regular braces are attached to your teeth. They are harder to clean but you don't have to worry about losing them. Invisalign is removable. This makes... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad tee... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly: Most children start teething between 3-6 months of age, but there is a lot of normal variation. Some babies are actually born with bottom front teeth,... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Don't swallow!: Hydrogen peroxide is not meant to be swallowed! do not use this as an emetic!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling i would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Lots of variables: The fee may vary based on both the number of surfaces and how large and/or deep the cavity is. Example: a large one surface cavity could cost more t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes,: Both normal eruption of wisdom teeth and pain from impacted and/or infected wisdom teeth can cause ear pain. If you are experiencing symptoms you shou... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: This bubble is an infection and must be treated by either having a root canal procedure (in an attempt to save the tooth) or by extracting the tooth (... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: She can still have braces. The question is: is she ready for braces yet. Depending on the orthodontic problem the orthodontist may not need to wait f... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
No, it does not.: A few years ago it was thought that some vaccinations may have lead to autism. We now know that this research was faked and there is in fact no connec... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Why wait?: If you are not comfortable/confident in what the first doctor has advised you then you should get a second option as soon as you can comfortably get ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
No need to worry: As long as you keep your retainer clean there is no reason to worry. Rinse it with water after each meal. Clean it with a soft toothbrush and water ea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Bad habit: Whether it is cheek and/or lip biting (like you) or nail biting, hair twirling, or any other habit, people often do these things initially to relieve ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Reduces clotting: One of the side effects of Aspirin is that it interferes with platelet function and reduces the blood's ability to clot. You are already taking celebr... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: That depends on how healthy your gums are. If your gum tissue is healthy than right away is ideal. If you have moderate-severe gingivitis or periodon... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Not better, but: In addition to proper use of fluoride, healthy diet, proper brushing and flossing, and dental sealants all help to prevent tooth decay. One is not bet... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Not on all of them: It is common now (past 20 years) for children to have sealants on their 1st and 2nd permanent molars as these teeth have the deepest grooves and there... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Meth: People who are addicted to drugs often include meth amongst the drugs they use. The chemicals in meth destroy the teeth. You can imagine what it amaze... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
A lot: It is perfectly safe for any adult to swallow some Fluoride like when you brush your teeth, use mouthwash or drink healthy amounts of water. It would... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Tooth Grinding: Your teeth chipping is most likely related to tooth grinding (bruxism). While not directly related to gluten, if you have celiac disease (gluten aller... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Gel yes, damage no: Just like when placing a bonded composite filling it is normal to micoscopically etch the enamel with a gel. In fact it is necessary. This allows the... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Definitely: Any liquid, other then plain water, can cause early childhood caries, mother's milk included. Before teeth use a damp gauze to clean gums. Once teeth ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Do not use: Hydrogen peroxide is very toxic and not meant to be used in this way. Brushing and flossing is main defense against gum disease. Using an antiseptic m... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Small quantities : Small quantities are safe to use, but i would only use it if absolutely necessary (if needed to fall asleep). The effect is only very temporary. Give ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Not a problem: Most children start to loose their bottom front baby teeth between 5 1/2 and 6 /12 years old. For some children it does not happen until they are 7 y... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Sealants help protect the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, like six year and 12 year molars, from tooth decay. We didn't get them ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Membership in the: American academy of pediatric dentistry. Qualified pediatric dentists should be a member of this professional organization. You can go to their websi... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: On the size of the cavity and the location. Small cavities on the chewing surface of the tooth usually do not require any. Larger cavities on lower ba... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Indirectly, yes: Clear retainers have many advantages, but the down side is that they do not allow saliva to easily get under them and if you miss brushing a spot they... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably not: I presume you are wondering if they can attach the Pontic to the neighboring teeth with an additional wire on the back side. The problem with that is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
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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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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