Thumb Sucking & Your Child’s Smile

Are you aware of the risk factors associated with thumb sucking? Thumb sucking can cause problems with a child's teeth. Thus, it is especially important to eliminate the habit before a child's permanent teeth begin to come in. If your child does not stop sucking their thumb by the time they are 4 years old, bring them in to see... read more »

Special Needs May Require a Pediatric Dentist

You may already have a great relationship with your family dentist. That’s great! There are plenty of practitioners of family dentistry that do a wonderful job with patients of any age. But for those who may have a young child with behavior problems at the dentist, or truly special needs that require a compassionate touch, consider the pediatric dentist. Many... read more »

Are Pacifier Use and Thumb Sucking Healthy Habits for Children?

If your child likes to suck their thumb or loves their pacifier, you may wonder if this causes any problems for them. The truth is, sucking is a natural reflex for infants; they even suck their fingers in the womb. It helps babies to feel secure and happy as they learn and grow. There is a point, however, when thumb... read more »

Relevant Information Concerning Plaque and Tartar in a Child’s Mouth

The summer swing is nearing its end and the fall season has come once again. With the advent of fall and the harvest season that awaits, numerous sweets and treats may soon be coming your way. Unfortunately, this includes oral health care risks for your child including plaque and tartar build-up. Plaque is a thin layer that arises on your... read more »