With students returning to school and to the athletic fields for the fall season, it’s important to remind parents, coaches and athletes why they should wear mouth guards during practice and competition. Proper mouth and head gear can protect athletes from serious injuries in various sports – ranging from football and soccer to lacrosse and […]
Thumb-Sucking Prevention Tips
It’s natural for babies and toddlers to suck their thumbs, a soothing action humans have performed for centuries. Most children stop thumb-sucking on their own, usually between the ages of 2 and 4. But others continue the habit for years beyond that range – a habit that can lead to dental and orthodontic problems as […]
Your Child’s First Visit: When Should It Be?
Should I schedule an orthodontic appointment for my child? That’s a question most parents will ask themselves as their kids grow, but waiting until they are out of elementary school could cause orthodontic and dental problems later in life. Many families opt for early orthodontic care, which gives children a better chance to have healthy […]