Most children outgrow the habit of sucking their thumb (or needing a pacifier) between the ages of two and four. If you or your dentist are concerned that prolonged thumb sucking is adversely affecting your preschooler’s teeth, you can try the following: Help your child feel more secure by offering more comfort and encouragement Spend […]
According to the American Dental Association, you are caring for your baby’s teeth by choosing to eat healthy foods throughout your pregnancy. As baby teeth come in—from six to thirty-six months—here are other ways to care for your baby’s teeth. Wipe gums with a wet gauze pad after each feeding Try to get your baby […]
Here at Hughes and Hughes Family Dentistry, this is what you can expect during your child’s first visit to the dentist. First, we will look at your child’s General health Special medical needs Prior dental treatment if your child is older than 1 year old and has been seen elsewhere Habits like thumb sucking, nail biting, […]
Schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist by his or her first birthday. If injury to a tooth occurs or permanent stains appear on baby teeth, schedule an appointment as soon as possible, without waiting for that first birthday. To make going to the dentist a good experience for your child, choose a pediatric […]
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