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Pacifiers certainly have their benefits. Not only can they be comforting to your baby, but they may actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), especially if your child uses one while sleeping [1]. However, pacifiers can also have negative impacts on the growth of your child’s mouth, jaw, and …

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Teeth grinding is a dangerous habit that can wear down teeth, cause gum inflammation, and can even cause tooth fractures. Bruxism—the technical term for teeth grinding—is damaging for people of any age. Kids are particularly susceptible to damage from teeth grinding because their permanent teeth are still forming. …

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If you’re a new parent, much of your time is devoted to keeping your little one safe. As babies move closer to their toddler years and begin exploring for themselves, accidents can happen. Children who have some of their primary teeth in—or, babies older than six months or one year—can be prone to chipping their …

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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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Getting your kids to adopt healthy dental habits is crucial to having a strong smile for life! The habits you teach your kids now will follow them into adulthood. Having your kids brush and floss for healthy teeth and gums will help them learn how important it is to care for their smile. Starting your kids off …

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As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that childhood breathing disorders …

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