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Will Thumb Sucking Affect My Child’s Teeth?

Thumb sucking is a perfectly natural habit for young children and often sucking on a thumb, finger, or a pacifier will make a baby feel secure, relaxed, and happy. Sometimes children will soothe themselves to sleep by sucking a thumb, and especially if they feel sleepy, hungry, afraid, or bored. Usually, children will stop sucking their thumb or finger on their own when they are aged between three and six, and it’s a habit that isn’t generally a cause for concern in a child who is preschool age or younger. But if a child continues to suck their thumb with a lot of intensity around age 4 or five, or is still sucking their thumb by age 6, it can affect their dental health. How Can Thumb Sucking Affect Dental Health? When an older child sucks their thumb, it can cause malocclusion, where their teeth become improperly aligned and cannot…

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Jun 28, 2019 by
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Easy Travel Tips for Your Teeth

It’s coming up to the height of vacation season, and we know many patients are looking forward to going away. However, even on vacation, it’s essential not to take a break from your oral care. Make sure your teeth remain in tiptop condition with these easy travel tips. Schedule Your Checkup We are passionate about preventative dentistry in Newcastle, which is why we thoroughly recommend regular dental examinations. When you come and see us at six monthly intervals, we can often spot many problems before you feel anything is wrong. If you are due for a checkup, make sure you come and see us before you go away. You will gain peace of mind, and it ensures we have the most up-to-date information about your dental health, including x-rays. Keep Our Contact Details Handy We realize you might be far from home, but if you do have a dental emergency…

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Jun 21, 2019 by
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Why Consider Dental Implants?

Perhaps you have already lost a tooth, or maybe your dentist has told you a tooth is failing? Have you have already lost all your teeth and are struggling to cope with dentures? If so, dental implants in Newcastle could be a possible solution. Dental implants are fast becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth, but you may not be aware of all the possible reasons and advantages of implants. One of the huge benefits of dental implant treatment is its sheer versatility. Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth, or entire arches of teeth. You can enjoy the sensation of having strong, stable teeth that feel just like your own. Dental Implants Only Positively Impact Your Natural Teeth Bowmanville dental implants are self-supporting, consisting of a small post that is inserted into your jawbone and which will hold the replacement tooth firmly in place. By restoring…

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Jun 14, 2019 by
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How to Safely Get a Brighter, Whiter Smile

A beautiful bright white smile can be a fantastic asset, and teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments in Newcastle. But is it safe for everybody, and what are some of the things you need to know about this dental procedure? Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Teeth Whitening in Clarington can be an extremely safe procedure, but please remember this is a dental treatment and that if used improperly, it has the potential to harm your pearly whites. People who use over-the-counter products or who have their teeth whitened by someone who isn’t a dental professional can suffer unwanted side-effects like tooth sensitivity or pain. Before you have any teeth whitening treatment or use any whitening products, please book a checkup with us here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. We can evaluate your oral health to make sure treatment is safe and will achieve the desired results. It…

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Jun 7, 2019 by
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