It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. When it comes to infants and toddlers, parents often ask us about teething and thumb sucking. Our pediatric dentists are wonderful resources for parents who have dental concerns about their youngest family members.
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Most babies start teething around 6 months old. When your baby starts the teething process, he or she may experience discomfort as the teeth begin to break through the gum. Fussiness, irritability, excessive drooling, changes in sleep and eating habits are all signs that your baby is teething. If you have concerns about your child’s teething symptoms, you may want to contact a pediatric dentist at Dental Health Associates, P.A..
While thumb sucking is a natural reflex for babies, youngsters should stop sucking their thumb between 2 and 4 years old. Infants may suck on their thumb, pacifier, or other objects to relax. Prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier use can influence jaw formation, alter bite patterns, and cause the front teeth to come in crooked.
Healthy dental habits start at birth and continue throughout your entire life. The pediatric dentists at Dental Health Associates, P.A. can make recommendations for parents of infants and toddlers with dental concerns. For a pediatric dental appointment, call our New Jersey office today at (888) 995-8095 or request an appointment online.