Thumbsucking: What Parents Should Know

The majority of babies suck their thumbs, and most kids outgrow it at some point before they trek off to kindergarten. Some parents, however, find it annoying or worry that their children will permanently damage their teeth. The good news is that most of the time, thumbsucking is nothing to worry about. The bad news is that sometimes it can cause damage. …

When Should Your Baby See a Pediatric Dentist?

As a new parent, you’re probably spending your fair share of time in your pediatrician’s office! Between well-baby visits, vaccines and baby’s first sniffles, coughs and fevers, most of us visit the pediatrician quite often during the first year of our children’s lives. Whenever you take your little one in for a well visit, the doctor will take …

Baby Teeth: What to Expect

If you have a new baby, pretty soon you’re going to be fielding questions about whether he’s teething. Although a few babies have a tooth or two as newborns, the majority of them wait until they’re four to six months old (or even older) before showing off their first pearly white. If you have a little one, you might be wondering what to expect …