Your Child, Pacifiers, and Thumb-Sucking

Thumb sucking is often considered a normal part of the development process, and when it comes to infants, this is 100% accurate. If it continues after a child’s first teeth start to appear, it begins to become a problem. Over a long enough timeline, thumb-sucking and pacifier use can result in the displacement of the […]

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Child sucking thumb

Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use: How it Affects Your Child’s Bite

Thumb-sucking in children is normal reflex children have; it can calm them down, it can help them sleep easily, and it’s normally seen as a transition from infant to toddlerhood. Thumb sucking and pacifier usually happen around age two and is discontinued around age four. However, if these habits continue beyond this age and show […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. […]

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