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Why are Baby Teeth Important / Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

We all had them as children, babies really, our pacifiers and Nuks. For some of us they were a remnant of our infancy that gave us comfort, and for others they transitioned into thumb-sucking as small children. While this seems like a natural progression for a child to go through, thumb-sucking can have long lasting […]

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Baby’s First Dental Visit

New parents experience so many new things it can all be overwhelming. One of the most common questions we hear from parents is regarding visiting the dentist. After all, if a child doesn’t have teeth, why should they see a dentist. While this makes sense at first, you’ll find that dental care is about more […]

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How to Stop Thumbsucking

Thumb sucking is a common habit formed by children to self soothe. While cute at first, this habit can be detrimental to a child’s oral health, jaw development, and speech development if it occurs for a prolonged period of time. While old methods included pouring hot sauce on children’s thumbs or binding them to prevent […]