Thumbsucking and Pacifier Use Children learn and explore new things by touching, tasting and seeing. Babies suck their thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or objects to feel secure and experience their new world. How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child's Teeth? The concern with thumbsucking is it can cause problems with mouth development, the roof of the mouth and alignment of the permanent teeth. Pacifiers can affect the teeth similarly, but this is an easier habit to quit. It's important to pay attention to your child's thumbsucking force. If a child passively rests their thumb in their mouth, they are less likely to have problems compared to aggressive thumbsuckers. When Do Children Stop Sucking

Pregnancy and Infant Oral Health

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.” Agatha Christie Communication is key: A mother’s love is incredibly special and during pregnancy ladies need to love their teeth too! Typically, dental cleanings are completely safe during pregnancy, but inform your dental office how far along you are when you schedule any appointments and notify the staff if you are a high-risk pregnancy or have additional medical conditions. In rare cases, it is possible that dental visits may need to be postponed until after the baby is born. Tips for a healthy mouth during pregnancy: 1. Schedule routine cleanings and update your dental hygienist if you notice changes in your mouth such as

When do Baby Teeth come in?

Baby Teeth Vs. Adult Teeth Were you ever curious how many teeth people have? Children have 20 baby teeth, also called "primary" teeth, which begin to erupt around 6 months old. When baby teeth fall out it's called "shedding." Adults have 32 teeth total and the teeth are usually completely erupted by age 21. Check out the chart below to see the average age when teeth come in (erupt): If you need to make an appointment, don't hesitate to call 614-882-2249.

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? When babies and toddlers have decay it's referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, also known as Early Childhood Caries. Even though a child's teeth are not permanent, their first teeth are the foundation to make sure their adult teeth come in properly. Infants must have healthy oral care to protect their teeth for years after. What is the cause of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? Baby Bottle Tooth Decay usually affects, but is not limited to, the upper front teeth and is caused by: Continual, extended exposure to sugary drinks. Tooth decay can occur when a baby is put to bed with a bottle of juice, formula or milk, or when a bottle is used to soothe the baby before a

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