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Pediatric Dentist versus General Dentist?

How is a Pediatric Dentist different from a general dentist? Pediatric dentists like other dental specialists (orthodontist, oral surgeons, endodontist, and other) complete dental school with their general dentist colleagues, but then continue on for additional training. Pediatric Dentists spend 2-3 years of focused training on the care of infants, children, and adolescents. This training […]

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What about thumb or pacifier sucking?

Sucking is a natural reflex and infants and young children may use thumbs, fingers, pacifiers and other objects on which to suck. It may make them feel secure and happy or provide a sense of security at difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. How is thumb sucking and pacifiers harmful […]

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Why is important to fix baby teeth?

We’ve heard this question more than a few times. Why should we fix baby teeth? Aren’t they just going to fall out anyway? Baby teeth might not last as long as permanent teeth, but they are just as important. These teeth play an important role in the child’s development. Baby teeth help develop speech and […]

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