Valleau, VanDeven & Massie
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Are thumbsucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child's teeth?

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, a child will be more likely to require future orthodontic treatment.

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Dear Families and Patients of VVM Kids,

Our office has always prided ourselves in providing the safest dental care for your children…

Effective immediately, Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie will be limiting the treatment we provide to our patients to emergency visits ONLY until May 28th and possibly longer. Non-emergency dental care will be postponed in an effort to mitigate the risk of exposure and disease spread in our community.

We have made this decision in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, our public officials, and our professional societies.

This was an extremely difficult decision, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. It is our privilege to care for your children’s oral health and we look forward to continuing to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely as it changes and will post updates accordingly.

If your child does have a dental emergency, please call our office (Grand Rapids 455-1301 and Rockford 884-5812) to be directed to one of our on-call doctors.

Sincerely,
Drs. Aimee Valleau, Christopher VanDeven, and Jessica Massie