Glenn J Marie DDS

Oral Health in the U.S. – Children with Financial Disadvantages

Glenn J Marie DDS

Glenn J Marie DDS

Glenn J. Marie, DDS, a pediatric dentist with decades of experience, provides oral health services to children through his Staten Island, New York-based clinic. A provider who gives back to his community, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, donates professional time to financially disadvantaged children in need of dental care.

In the United States, millions of children live in poverty. Recent census puts the problem in sharp relief, reporting that more than 21 percent of American children reside with families earning incomes below the federal poverty level. Put in raw numbers, that percentage constitutes more than 15 million children.

Financially disadvantaged children face a variety of challenges, not the least of which is maintaining oral health. This can have wide-reaching consequences.

For instance, a study focusing on children in North Carolina found that those with financial disadvantages were significantly more likely to stay home from school as a result of dental pain. Another study, this one in Los Angeles, found dental health issues caused more than 30 percent of absences for elementary school children from poorer backgrounds.

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Marlins and Marlin Fishing

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Marlin Fishing
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Glenn J. Marie, DDS, provides pediatric dental treatments to patients through his Staten Island, New York-based clinic. In his spare time, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, enjoys participating in deep-sea fishing trips for marlin.

The blue marlin is a species of deep sea fish that lives in the Atlantic ocean. The animals rank among the largest fish in the entire world; They can weigh in at nearly 2000 pounds and grow to roughly 14 feet long. Marlins tend to migrate throughout the Atlantic, following the warm-water currents that they prefer. In terms of diet, they feed on smaller fish like tuna and mackerel, as well as squid.

Marlin are a highly desired prize sought by fishers. Many cultures, including Japan’s, consider marlin meat a delicacy. However, Marlin are not so easily captured, considering their enormous size and strength.

Properly fishing for marlin requires a deep-sea fishing vessel equipped with tackle strong enough to withstand the creature’s power. Moreover, it’s important to utilize the right bait, whether live or artificial.

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Oral Hygiene and Infants

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Oral Hygiene
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A pediatric dentist serving patients through Dentistry for Children in Staten Island, New York, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, helps new parents understand how best to approach oral care for their infants. In preparation for his oral health career, Dr. Glenn J. Marie achieved his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) from the New York College of Dentistry.

Parents can practice regular hygiene on their infants to avoid preventable illnesses that can negatively impact oral health. Once an infant is born, parents ought to get in the habit of cleaning their mouths by regularly wiping their gums.

Once the first baby teeth erupt, usually between an infant’s third and ninth months, it’s important to ensure they remain clean by carefully brushing them with water about three times daily. Parents ought not to introduce toothpaste until their children reach two years of age.

Before an infant’s first birthday, parents should schedule an appointment with their dentist, who will perform a thorough examination of the infant’s mouth. If necessary, a dental hygienist may conduct an oral cleaning and apply a fluoride treatment that helps protect infant teeth from cavities.