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Update to the "We Stopped the Pacifier!" Progress!

UPDATE on the pacifier progress! These photos are now just 2 months apart. Closing of the anterior open bite (where front teeth don't close together) improves function, esthetics, and speech. It also decreases the potential for injury to the front teeth. Stopping the pacifier before age 3 can lead to self-correction in most cases. Look for a final blog posting (with photo) on this topic in the future. Isn't it a great weekend to give up the paci?

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We Stopped the Pacifier and Look!

Stopping the pacifier can be challenging! We are here to help guide you through the process.Here are photos just two weeks apart from one of our patients who is almost 3 years old. As you can see, her teeth are drifting closer together. We will update you with future pictures. Good progress!From the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Nonnutritive oral habits (eg, digital and pacifier habits, bruxism, abnormal tongue thrusts) may apply forces to teeth and dentoalveolar structures. Although early use of pacifiers and digit sucking are considered normal, habits of sufficient frequency, intensity, and duration can contribute to deleterious changes in occlusion and facial development. It is important ...

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Maranda Where You Live!

We had so much fun welcoming Maranda into our office and talking about the importance of infant oral health and the Age 1 dental visit. You can see our segment by visiting our Facebook page or clicking on the following link: http://wotv4women.com/2016/01/14/a-dentists-office-thats-all-about-kids/Enjoy!

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