We let the dentists here weigh in on this and here’s what they determined. Overuse of suction cup lip plumpers can cause misalignment of the teeth due to the outward pressure of the suction. Over time, this could make the teeth protrude and stick out which may need to be corrected by time-consuming and costly orthodontic treatment.
Don’t let the pain of tooth sensitivity cause trouble for your child. If your child complains of sensitivity when eating, brushing or when doing nothing, call us at (918) 455-7700. We can help determine the cause and treat their sensitive teeth.
Tooth sensitivity in children can happen for many different reasons, and kids aren’t always the biggest help in determining the exact cause. It’s important to know what kind of discomfort they are feeling, but sometimes they’ll tell you a tooth “hurts” when it’s really just feeling natural sensitivity.
If your child has fissures on their tongue, it's likely no cause for concern. In fact, certain types of grooves or cracks are considered simply a variation of a normal tongue. Sometimes called a plicated or scrotal tongue, this condition is often harmless. However, it's rarely a good idea to diagnose yourself. So, if you have any concerns, set your mind at ease by discussing this with us during your child’s next dental visit or call us at (918) 455-7700.
Most parents don’t realize that mouth breathing is a complex health concern that can lead to sleep apnea, speech impediments, and improper facial growth. If your child is a mouth breather, call our office at 918.455.7700 and make an appointment to see a dentist.
Most people don’t know that mouth breathing can have devastating effects on the health and development of a child, and it should be taken seriously. Below are some simple strategies for parents to help their child overcome mouth breathing.