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All Posts in Category: Pediatric Dentistry

thumb sucking and teeth

Everything You Need To Know About Thumb Sucking and Teeth

Thumb sucking: many of us did it at one point in time. It is a comforting feeling for many babies, but there does come a point where a child needs to move away from thumb sucking for a number of reasons. One potential issue with extensive thumb sucking is problems with their teeth. There is a very specific connection between thumb sucking and tooth position. So if you have a child who sucks their thumb, or if you’re considering having a baby and want to know how best to care for your child, here is what you need to know regarding thumb sucking and teeth.

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good oral care habits for children

Parenting Tips To Ensure Kids Have Good Oral Care Habits

Good oral care habits set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. As parents, you want the best for your children. Lead by example to help your kids learn good oral care habits for a lifetime of confidence and health.

The following tips promote healthy oral health and good health in general. Many of the behaviors that are good for the mouth are also good for the rest of the body.

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when to take child to dentist

When Should You Start Taking Your Child to the Dentist?

When should you start taking your child to the dentist? While every child and situation may be different, it is best that children as young as one-year-old have their teeth evaluated and to catch any early concerns.

We know that one-year-olds do not have much patience, so we keep these visits relatively short with little treatment. Our goal for these first visit is education, which in turn can save you time and money of having to be referred to a pediatric specialist or pediatric surgeon later on. In most cases when the children are calm, we can patiently treat, explain and work with each child in a fun, interactive way.

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