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What is causing your child to grind their Teeth?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA What is teeth grinding? Bruxism, otherwise known as teeth grinding, is when you grind or gnash your teeth together with no function. Warning factors that a child is grinding their teeth include sounds made while a child is sleeping, or the child’s teeth becoming smaller over time due to…

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Thumb Sucking can Alter your Child’s Looks

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA It may look cute when your child sucks their thumb, but this habit actually can have a major negative effect on their teeth and even alter the development of their facial structure. Read on to learn about the dangers of thumb sucking, and how myofunctional therapists in San Francisco…

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What you should know about your child’s first dental visit

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA As parents, you can set up your children for a lifetime of good oral health by maintaining a regular schedule of dental visits, starting early in life. The American Dental Association recommends you take your child to the dentist after their first birthday or when the first primary tooth…

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Too much Halloween candy-Buy it back!

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Is your house overwhelmed by candy at the end of each Halloween? This probably does not sound like a problem to your children—or to adults with a sweet tooth—but excess Halloween candy actually can pose a serious threat to dental health. There is a way to enjoy all the…

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Sealants: Protect your Child’s Teeth from Cavities

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA As a parent or guardian, you already value the importance of your child’s health. For some reason, though, many people tend to forget about the importance of oral hygiene and protecting their child’s teeth from decay. Believe it or not, but tooth decay is the number one disease affecting…

Sippy Cup – Why you Should Skip It

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Sippy cups are a godsend for parents. But, that is exactly who they were designed for – the parents. An engineer was fed up with his child spilling juice all over the floor, so he invented the sippy cup. However, these specially designed, leak proof cups are unnecessary for…