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Children’s Oral Health

Instill these Four Habits in Children for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health

Instill these Four Habits in Children for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health

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  Naturally, parents want to instill oral health and hygiene habits in their children that will last across their lifespan. Gum disease is far too common and can lead to other serious medical conditions and repercussions. The most effective way to combat this dental problem is simple- but it requires parents to model, encourage, and foster these habits in children, starting at a young age. Instill these four habits in children: Take Them Shopping   Make it a ritual to take your child shopping for a new toothbrush or electric…

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At What Age Should My Child Start Brushing Their Teeth?

“At What Age Should My Child Start Brushing Their Teeth?” And Other Common Dental Questions

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Instill good dental hygiene habits now to ensure your children don’t experience the pain and discomfort of oral health issues later. Wondering if it is too early to start practicing dental hygiene with your child? You might be surprised by the recommendations of dental professionals. Some common questions regarding children brushing teeth include: At what age should my child start brushing their teeth? Providers urge parents to start at an early age; don’t delay. Some suggest getting a child used to the brush by gently massaging the gums before teeth…

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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

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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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