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.
Many children (around 43% according to Researchers) experience some level of tooth decay that affects baby teeth. But, baby teeth are temporary, and not as important as adult teeth, right? Wrong. Primary teeth don’t last forever, but they are not expendable and untreated cavities can cause serious harm, and negatively affect how a young mouth develops.
Thumbsucking emerges in infancy, but the habit may start even earlier. Many babies have been sucking already for multiple months before they even leave the womb. By the time they have grown to age 3 or 4 when it's time to stop the habit, kids' thumbs travel a well-worn path to their mouth, a pathway so familiar that most ardent thumbsuckers aren't even aware when or if their thumb is in their mouth.