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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Thumb sucking is a perfectly normal for infants; most stop by age two...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...We'll also help you work through other childhood issues like teething, thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

Teeth Grinding in Older Children and Adolescents a Cause for Concern
... Like thumb sucking, the habit of teeth grinding usually ends with no permanent ill effects...

4 Reasons You Should Begin Your Child's Dental Visits by Age One
...We can advise you on all aspects of dental care, including brushing and flossing techniques, nutrition dos and don’ts, and how to handle situations like late thumb sucking...

5 Things you can do to Improve Your Child's Future Dental Health
...They can coach you on brushing and flossing techniques, and provide information to set your mind at ease about concerns like teething or thumb sucking...

Thumb Sucking One of Many Factors to Consider When Treating a Poor Bite
It’s true — thumb sucking beyond age 4 can cause bite problems for permanent teeth...

Take Steps to Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
Many things can affect your child’s future dental health: oral hygiene, diet, or habits like thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

Encourage Your Child to Stop Thumb Sucking by Age 4
There's something universal about thumb sucking: nearly all babies do it, and nearly all parents worry about it...

Watch for These Developing Bite Problems with Your Child's Teeth
...One possible cause is late thumb sucking, which can put undue pressure on the front teeth and cause them to develop too far forward while forcing the bottom front teeth further backwards...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
...Thumb sucking is a normal, comforting habit for babies and toddlers...

Keep an Eye Out for Problems if Your Children Grind Their Teeth
...Bruxism is actually common among pre-adolescent children, considered by many healthcare professionals as normal behavior like thumb sucking...

Take Positive Action with Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit
...For most children thumb sucking begins to fade as their swallowing pattern changes...

Encourage Your Child to Stop Thumb Sucking Around Age 3
One of the biggest concerns we hear from parents is about their child's thumb sucking habit...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...We're your best source for information about dental health and development, including concerns like teething and thumb sucking...