Help Your Child Kick the Thumb Sucking Habit

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to suck their thumb after their... read more »

Avoiding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

When an infant or toddler has tooth decay, it is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. Primary teeth, which are commonly called baby teeth, are temporary, but they are important. Your child needs healthy, strong teeth so they can chew their food and speak properly. Healthy teeth also help your child have a healthy-looking smile. Primary teeth are... read more »