4
Dec

Thumb Sucking: What You Can Do About Your Child’s Bad Habi...

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Your Child’s Bad Habits

Thumb sucking is a common habit in young children that can have lasting and negative effects on their teeth and oral health. Because babies naturally want to suck on things, they often will put a finger or thumb in their mouth. As they grow a little older, this can develop into thumb sucking. The most common age for thumb sucking is between two and four. Because sucking is associated with security and comfort, children often turn to the habit in order to self-soothe. Unfortunately, the soothing associated with thumb sucking makes it a difficult habit to break. Thumb sucking can…

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11
Oct

How Your Child’s Diet Impacts Their Teeth

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Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Teaching your kids good oral hygiene practices from an early age is one of the best things you can do for them. By teaching your kids about the importance of taking care of their teeth, you can set them up for for a lifetime of great oral health. An important aspect of kids’ dental care, as well as overall health, is their diet. Children grow and develop rapidly, and the nutrients they take in affects this development. A healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals will be very beneficial to your child’s dental health, while sugary, acidic, and starchy food…

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21
Aug

The 4 Worst Foods For Your Kids’ Teeth

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Any parent knows that children are woefully careless when it comes to the food and drinks they consume and how those foods and drinks can affect their teeth. If it were up to most kids, it would be Halloween every day of the year, and they would drink soda and eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not bat an eye about ignoring their dental hygiene before bed. People aren’t born understanding good oral hygiene; it is something that has to be taught to them throughout their lives, which is why there are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth. Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks In addition to an unhealthy amount of sugar, carbonated beverages and sodas contain things like phosphoric and citric acid. These enamel-eroding substances, over time,…

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2
Jun

All About Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

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Taking care of your child’s oral health from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Many parents wonder when they should take their child to see a dentist. Usually, it is recommended that your child have their first dental visit by the age of one. You can always call up your dentist and ask them as well! By taking your child to the dentist early, you can do more to prevent cavities, as well as catching any potential problems early on. Regular dental visits also help your children learn about good oral hygiene early in life, setting them up with good dental habits that will last a lifetime. What can you expect at your child’s first dental appointment? During this visit, the dentist or hygienist will go over your child’s health history and address any specific questions or concerns you have pertaining…

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5
May

4 Things to Know About Your Child’s Dental Development

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During the early years of your child’s life, many developments and changes happen to their teeth. It’s important to know about these changes, and to take excellent care of your child’s oral hygiene, in order to set them up for a lifetime of good oral health! The most important place to start is with a good dentist who can help you and your child develop a dental program that includes daily oral care and regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings. Your dentist will also be able to answer any questions related to your child’s teeth and dental development. In the meantime, here are some important things to know: Baby Teeth: All of your child’s baby, or primary, teeth should come in by the time your child is 2-3 years old. Your child will have twenty baby teeth, which will come in at different times, usually as early…

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