What is a Space Maintainer?

A space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain space in the mouth for the permanent teeth to come in. Space maintainers are not painful, and they allow the teeth to grow into the correct positions. There are a couple scenarios that prompt the need for a space maintainer. They include: 1.…

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What You Should Know about Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers gives infants the opportunity to learn about the world, while making them feel happy and safe in their surrounding environment. Thumb sucking is common with young children because it soothes them and helps them fall asleep. However, thumb sucking can have…

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4 Things to know about Your Child’s Loose Baby Teeth

Do you remember the days when you had loose baby teeth and the ridiculous methods you used to pull them out? Did you ever try tying a string around your loose tooth and connecting it to the door method? If so, that may not have been the best idea. Here are 4 things you should…

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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Your baby’s firsts are always exciting whether it’s their first word, their first steps, their first haircut, but one of the most neglected firsts… are their teeth. Many people think that the primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, aren’t important because these teeth are not permanent. This is a common misconception, at Advanced Children’s…

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