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Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use in Young Children

If you have a young child, you may be wondering when and if you need to help them overcome their thumb sucking or pacifier use. You may be asking yourself if it really is harmful, at what age it should stop, and what are the potential problems the habit might cause if not remedied. This is a particularly common issue in young children, and yet there are considerations for their future dental health that should be given attention. Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for young children. Such habits may help babies or toddlers feel soothed and secure, and even help them learn about the world around them. A sucking habit, although a completely normal and expected ritual among young children, can lead to problems with their teeth as they age. How exactly can thumb sucking or pacifier use affect children’s dental health? One main issue that can arise can be a costly expense for parents down the road. After permanent teeth come in, thumb sucking or pacifier use can negatively affect the correct growth

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Press Release

For Immediate Release FORT SMITH DENTIST COMPLETES HIGH-LEVEL CONTINUED EDUCATION COURSE AT WORLD CLASS CENTER  Dr. Cole Johnson, of River Valley Smile Center, Completed a

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Clear Braces

Are You a Good Candidate for Clear Braces? You have several methods available to you if you wish to straighten your teeth. Fortunately, today, teeth

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