How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Visit

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Did you know that The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your children for their first dental checkup by the time they turn 1 year old? While it may seem overzealous to bring your children to the dentist at such a young age, there is a good reason for this recommendation. Delaying the first… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb

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Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to… Read more »

How to Prevent Thumbsucking

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Thumbsucking can create problems with the growth of the mouth and the alignment of the teeth, which is why we ask that you do everything you can to keep your child from sucking their thumb. To help you do so, our team recommends that you do the following things: · Praise your child when they… Read more »

Thumbsucking and Oral Care

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It’s a natural reflex for your child to suck on their thumb. This habit makes them secure and happy, and it gives them the comfort they need in this crazy world. However, thumbsucking can be a big burden for the teeth, especially permanent teeth. How can thumbsucking hurt my child’s teeth? Thumbsucking affects the alignment… Read more »