Oral Habits

Addressing and managing oral habits is a crucial aspect of pediatric dentistry. Common habits like thumb sucking, pacifier use and teeth grinding can impact a child’s dental development if they persist for too long. Our pediatric dentist and team specialize in helping children overcome these habits in a positive and nurturing way.

Understanding Oral Habits

Oral habits in children are normal in early development but may lead to dental issues such as misaligned teeth or bite problems if they continue beyond certain ages. Our approach involves understanding the underlying causes of these habits and working with children and their parents to develop effective strategies for cessation.

The Management of Oral Habits

Our approach to managing oral habits includes:

  1. Assessing your child’s oral health and identifying any potential issues arising from these habits.
  2. Discussing with parents the impact of these habits and the best strategies for their management.
  3. Providing guidance and support to help your child gradually cease the habit.
  4. Regular monitoring and follow-up to ensure your child’s dental development is on track.

Benefits of Managing Oral Habits

  • Prevents misalignment of teeth and bite problems.
  • Reduces the risk of damage to developing teeth and gums.
  • Encourages the development of healthy oral routines.
  • Provides personalized strategies tailored to each child’s needs.
  • Supports overall oral health and well-being.

Nurturing Healthy Smiles Beyond Oral Habits

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At Smiling with Love Pediatric Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Dr. Luis Arango and our caring team understand the challenges that come with common oral habits in children. We are here to offer comprehensive support and expert advice to guide your child towards healthier oral practices. Contact us at 757-296-0570 to schedule a consultation. Together, we can help your child transition smoothly from these habits to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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