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Paramount Pediatric Dentistry
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Thumb sucking can be a tricky problem for some children. While it is a natural comfort reflex, if carried on for too long it can cause dental problems. Here are some tips if your child is having trouble breaking the habit. #ToothLove
- Use positive reinforcement. A sticker on a chart for every day without sucking can go a long way!
- Occupy your child with activities that require them to use both hands.
- Engage them in the process by explaining why it is bad, what can happen, and your plan to help them stop.
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Avoid visiting us for an injury that a mouthguard could have prevented! Studies show that athletes who don't wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer oral injury. #DentalFAQ
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Always choose water instead of soda! Consistent consumption of soft drinks is the leading cause of tooth decay in older kids, teens and young adults. Sodas (even diet sodas) and sports drinks greatly weaken tooth enamel! #DentalFAQ
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The most recent developments in toothpaste technology are in their whitening abilities. Whitening toothpastes can help with removing surface stains, but deeper stains will still need a deeper cleaning to remove. Any toothpaste will be fine for your teen as long as it's approved by the ADA and they're using it for 2 minutes, twice a day! #2min2x
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Thumb sucking can be a natural reflex to comfort infants. However, if it persists, it can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment. Which can cause bigger problems down the road. If your child is still sucking her thumb after the age of 3, please ask us about some steps we can take to help her stop.
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Looking for a tooth friendly snack that is still festive? Look no further than these strawberry Santas! They're just mascarpone cheese, strawberries, and sesame seeds for the eyes. Healthy, tasty, and cute! #ToothLove
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Even though 80% of parents say they know that children should not be put to bed with a bottle of milk or juice, a surprising number of parents still do just that on a regular basis. If you do put your child to bed with a bottle, make sure its water only! #ToothLove
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Cheek chewing or biting can be the result of stress, boredom or even habit. It can lead tooth erosion, mouth sores and even jaw problems. If your child is having trouble with this, let us know! #DentalFAQ
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Water is crucial to your overall oral health! Drinking water washes away leftover food, dilutes acid, and keeps you hydrated to produce more saliva. Of course we all know saliva is your mouth's first line of defense against tooth decay. ‪#‎WaterIsAwesome‬ ‪#‎ToothLove‬
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Losing a baby tooth as a baby is very normal, but what happens if your 3 year old loses a tooth? It could be perfectly normal, but if a tooth comes out from a fall or some other type of accident, it could cause issues down the road if left unchecked. If you're not sure, give us a call! #ToothLove
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