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Dental Care Tips: Find Out Why Your Child Should Stop Thumb Sucking June 16, 2016

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Dental Care Tips: Find Out Why Your Child Should Stop Thumb Sucking, Anchorage, Alaska

Thumb sucking beyond a certain age may result in dental complications for your child. Discovery Dental is here to offer you a helpful explanation about why it is important for you to help your kid break his or her thumb sucking habit. Serving Anchorage, AK, and the surrounding area since 2013, this premier dental clinic offers everything from teeth whitening and cleaning to dental implants and tooth extraction. Whenever you want high-quality dental care for the whole family, rely on these friendly dentists to help your entire household maintain healthy and sparkling smiles.

dentistThumb sucking is extremely common among young children, and it usually does not pose a problem to kids in under the age of four. However, if your child is four or older and has not yet broken his or her thumb sucking habit, he or she will be at a greater risk for developing dental or speech issues. Over time, thumb sucking will cause your child’s teeth to become misaligned, pushing the teeth outward and increasing the likelihood that your child will need orthodontic treatment later in life. Persistent thumb sucking may also result in speech impediments. If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to get your child to stop thumb sucking, make an appointment with your local dentist to discuss the various dental care options available to help your kid break the habit and develop a perfectly normal set of teeth.

For the best dental care in Anchorage, put your trust in Discovery Dental to keep your teeth, mouth, and gums healthy and gorgeous. Give them a call at (907) 622-5437 today to schedule an appointment for a checkup, and visit them online to find out more information about their many affordable dental care services.

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