The Dangers of Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Sucking

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Most pediatric dentists recommend helping children discontinue sucking habits by their first birthday or shortly thereafter. If your toddler or preschooler is still sucking their fingers, using a pacifier, or routinely relying on a sippy cup, there are some serious growth complications that can arise.

When to take away a pacifier: How pacifiers effect your child’s teeth

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It is no secret that millions of children all around the world love their pacifiers. For many parents this little device is the best way to sooth and calm a child when all else fails. One of the main reasons for this is that sucking on a pacifier or something as simple as their own thumb helps them feel content and secure.

How to make your child’s first dentist visit a success

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A child’s first visit to the dentist can be a bit scary. More often than not, you as a parent are more scared than your child. However, if you educate yourself properly beforehand and therefore know what to expect, you will find out that it doesn’t have to be a scary experience for you or your child.

How You Can Calm Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

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Have you been putting off dental treatment for your child because they are afraid of dental procedures? Do they have a tendency towards dental anxiety, and are you worried that their smile is paying the price? Our pediatric dentistry and orthodontics team at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is here to help! Our experienced dental team is pleased to … Read More

What You Do for a Child Who Sucks Their Thumbs

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As you may know, your child could suck their thumbs for a number of reasons. In fact, most children suck their thumbs to comfort themselves when they’re upset, or when they are trying to fall asleep. However, do you know what thumb sucking can do to your child’s oral health? You see, one major problem with thumb sucking is that … Read More

Why It’s So Important for Your Child to Have Dental Checkups

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At Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Nieku Manshadi understands how vital routine dental checkups are to learn if your child is experiencing a chronic oral condition. After all, children with chronic dental pain may not always tell you (or even be able to tell you) what is happening. If your child has a painful tooth or chronic dental … Read More

Braces Can Be Used to Address a Number of Alignment and Orthodontic Issues

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Our orthodontist and team at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Bee Cave, Texas, can align your smile by shifting the position of your teeth using braces. The brackets and wires of braces will use gentle pressure forces to move teeth into an optimal bite position and creates a straight, beautiful smile. While there are a few different types, … Read More

Oral Hygiene: How to Have an Effective Tooth-Brushing Technique

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Brushing your teeth is an important part of your oral hygiene routine, so it’s best to have an effective technique and the proper tools. To help you, our Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics team has some recommendations for you. Those recommendations are: -Brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles will deeply clean your … Read More