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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages. It’s most common among middle-aged men, but anyone, including infants, can have the disorder. During OSA, the airway collapses and produces pauses in breathing that can last for a minute or longer. People will wake up gasping for …

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A frenum is a piece of tissue that connects different parts of the mouth together. There are several frena present, including the lingual frenum (the piece of tissue under the tongue that connects your tongue to your mouth), the labial frenum (which attaches both your bottom and top lips to your mouth), and the …

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Thumb sucking is a normal and soothing habit for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the reality that their elementary-aged child is still sucking their thumb. Thumb sucking is usually harmful if it persists beyond the ages of 5-6 …

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Your baby will go through many changes as they grow throughout the first few months and years of their life. Infants typically get their first tooth between the age of six months and one year, so oral care during this time is essential. Babies can get gum disease and even experience tooth decay. Here’s why your …

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Most people are familiar with sleep apnea in adults, but children can have sleep apnea as well. Childhood sleep apnea is a complex sleep disorder that requires treatment to help your child get better. Although some children may grow out of their sleep apnea, the effects of this sleep disorder are devastating, so …

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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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Gum disease is all too common in adults. Approximately 50% of them have some form of this disease! Gum disease happens when bacteria and plaque aren’t routinely removed from the mouth. They then begin to irritate the teeth near the gumline and can create pockets of infection. Although rare for children to develop …

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Taking care of your baby’s mouth both before and after they get their teeth is so important. By the time your baby is a year old, he or she should have some teeth and will need to see the dentist for their first checkup! Cleaning your baby’s mouth can help remove bacteria and keep their oral cavity clean. Through …

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By the time your child is a toddler, he or she should have the majority of their primary teeth in. This is a great time to begin teaching your child how to care for his or her teeth while you still help and supervise their oral health habits. But what happens when you notice some tooth discoloration in your child— …

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For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar experience that can generate a lot of …

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