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preventing early childhood caries

Tooth decay in infants can be minimized or totally prevented by not allowing sleeping infants to breast or bottle-feed. Infants that need a bottle to comfortably fall asleep should be given a water-filled bottle or a pacifier. Our office is dedicated to fighting baby bottle tooth decay. Let us know if you notice any signs of decay or anything unusual in your child’s mouth.

thumb sucking

Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, one of our doctors will recommend several options to cease the action. Prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier use may lead to a bite that needs correction.

We want you to be aware of some changes that we have made for the safety of our patients and staff.

 

  • We ask that you please bring a mask to wear while visiting the office, they are still required in a Healthcare setting.

  • In regard to COVID19 please reschedule if the parent/patient(s) in the last 2 weeks had symptoms, been exposed to, is awaiting test results, or has traveled outside the US.