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thumb sucking
19Dec, 2017

Help Your Child To Stop Thumb Sucking

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Thumb and finger sucking is normal in the newborn period. Thumb and finger sucking offers these tots a level of comfort allowing them to self sooth, relax and sleep. Most children stop their non-nutritive sucking habit at two and three years of age. If your child stops his habit before the age of 5 then the negative effects of the habit should be minimal. Thumb sucking isn’t usually a concern until a child’s permanent teeth come in. At this point, thumb sucking might begin to affect the roof of the […]
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anterior crossbite
11Dec, 2017

Anterior Crossbite

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The crossbite is defined as an abnormal relation of one or more teeth of one arch to the opposing tooth or teeth of the other arch, caused by deviation of tooth position or “abnormal jaw position.” Anterior crossbite involve a palatal positioning of the maxillary anterior teeth relative to the mandibular anterior teeth. The effects on your health can be serious. It’s considered a malocclusion, referred to as a bad bite and should be corrected. When your bite is incorrect you’re more likely to suffer dental problems and other health and emotional issues. The effects […]
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