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November 2018

Long-Term Effects of Thumb-Sucking and How to Help Your Child Stop

Long-Term Effects of Thumb-Sucking and How to Help Your Child Stop

By | Children's Oral Health

Did you know that around 30% of pre-school aged children continue to suck their thumbs? Thumb-sucking is an inherent urge to suck on something, stemming from curious babies putting everything in their mouth. This predilection wanes after six-months, but may continue at bedtime or when self-soothing. Most children wean themselves from thumb-sucking by the time they are a toddler, though some older children may continue the habit during times of stress or anxiety which can have oral repercussions. Talk to your child’s doctor if they persist in thumb-sucking after age…

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What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

What are Wisdom Teeth, and Should They be Removed?

By | Dental Health

If you have regular dental exams, your provider likely has x-rayed your teeth; this can help pinpoint a number of dental issues and concerns, but also is how your dentist evaluates your wisdom teeth. Not sure if you have wisdom teeth? Most adults do, though some may never even realize it. The real issue comes when there is a reason to remove the wisdom teeth, which may sound dreadful and daunting. Don’t worry; your dentist can explain the benefits of removing your wisdom teeth as well as the precise procedure…

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