4 tips to stop kids from grinding teeth Bruxism

Parents are often concerned about the nocturnal grinding of teeth (bruxism).  Often, the first indication is the noise created by the child grinding on their teeth during sleep. Does Your Child Grind His Teeth At Night? (Bruxism) The parent may notice wear (teeth getting shorter) to the dentition. One theory as to the cause involves a…

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5 Tips to stop thumbsucking

Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy, or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumbsucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. How Does Thumbsucking effect permanent teeth? Thumbsucking that…

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Baby Teething Chart

Baby Teething Chart Most babies begin teething somewhere between six to twelve months. Usually, the last primary molar pops through by age three. Please download our Bathing Teething Chart UPPER TEETH ERUPT SHED Central incisor 8-12 months 6-7 years Lateral incisor 9-13 months 7-8 years Canine (cuspid) 16-22 months 10-12 years First Molar 13-19 months 9-11 years…

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Does my child need braces?

Taking a short break from our Dental Trauma series, I thought I write about something a little more lighthearted and something that you may already be wondering about for your child. “Does my child need braces?” For the most part, you may already know the answer to this question. You see, most orthodontic problems such…

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Four Symptoms of a Teething Baby

Parents always gush over baby’s first tooth, but what you don’t see in the precious picture are the miserable moments leading up to it. A teething baby is one of the most distressing problems that affect little ones and their parents. You are probably aware of the fact that babies’ teeth start growing in a certain…

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Why baby teeth are important!

You may wonder why dentists recommend dental restorations on baby teeth. Aren’t they just going to fall out anyways? While this is true, they serve many important functions prior to being lost. Besides contributing to an esthetic appearance and self-esteem, they are important for: Maintaining space in the jaw for the permanent teeth while guiding…

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What are good snacks my child can have?

Dietary choices not only affect general health and well-being, but dental health as well! Human breast milk has been found to be superior in providing the best possible nutrition for infants. However, as the child grows, other foods are introduced. Once dietary carbohydrates are given to children, ad-lib breast feeding is linked to a higher…

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What causes toddler cavities?

My toddler has cavities! But why? We have almost all had a cavity at sometime, but why do some get more than others? Here is some information and a few tips to help keep your child cavity free: Cavities, also called caries or “sugar bugs” by pediatric dentists, are caused by The most likely culprit…

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