It’s universal – children everywhere have always sucked their thumbs! This soothing activity can certainly bring a child a lot of comfort and even help them sleep at night. Unfortunately, if it continues for too long it can also lead to oral health problems when they outgrow the habit. While patience is key, the goal is to help them “kick the habit” and feel comfortable leaving their thumbs behind. If you’d like some ideas about how to do this, a dentist in Newbury Park has some great tips and tricks on how to handle this common situation.
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January 3, 2018
December 12, 2017
Every milestone that your baby crosses will be permanently etched into your long-term memory. The day of birth, first steps and words, and his or her introduction to eating solid foods, are all special moments for you as a parent. Another monumental time is when he or she sprouts those first little teeth. You can tell when that time is approaching because he or she may become a little fussy, but you realize that this is just a part of the process. Your pediatric dentist in Newbury Park wants you to celebrate these times, but not take for granted the importance of stressing proper oral hygiene early. Learn how you can get your young child on the right foot of oral care.
November 17, 2017
If you are ready to stop feeling insecure about your misaligned teeth, you have many different orthodontic treatments available to you. Although you know that traditional metal braces are effective, you have heard plenty of great benefits that are associated with clear aligners. While they are appealing because they are less noticeable and offer quick results, metal braces still provide certain advantages that are not possible with aligners.
October 5, 2017
Parents are constantly telling their kids to keep their busy hands out of their mouths. After all, think about all the germs that are cover everything your child encounters. It’s almost like a slow-motion horror scene when you watch their little thumb pop into their mouth when you’re out in public.
Then again, there’s the solace that’s found when your child quietly sucks on their thumb—keyword being quiet. Although moments of silence are rare and should be cherished, your dentist is here to share why you should get your child to kick their thumb sucking habit right away.
September 1, 2017
Have you ever heard someone say something along the lines of, “so and so is becoming a pain in the neck!” It used to be a lighthearted way to express when something was becoming annoying. Now, you can relate all too well. Your jaw pain is literally becoming a pain in your neck!
If you know what we’re talking about, this post is for you. If you have clicking, sticking, aching jaws, you need to know that you don’t have to suffer any longer. Your dentist is here to help you get to the bottom of your head, neck, and jaw pain and find a solution.
August 22, 2017
It’s easy to take your jaw for granted. You use it when you speak or eat, and it’s always there for you. But what do you do when it starts to cause you pain or discomfort? You might have TMJ disorder. It’s important that you know the typical symptoms of TMJ in Thousand Oaks so you can address the problem right away and get back to enjoying your life to the full.
July 10, 2017
During your weekly meeting, one of your coworkers gets up to give a short presentation, and as soon as they start talking, you stop paying attention. It’s not because they aren’t interesting, but rather, you just can’t take your eyes off of their teeth. They’re absolutely perfectly white, you can immediately tell something is different. Later, you invite them out to lunch to figure out what their secret is. Fortunately, they’re more than happy to tell you that they visited their dentist and got Zoom! Whitening. You’ve considered getting teeth whitening before, but you’ve always been curious as to how it actually works. What does the process entail? How long does it take? Does it hurt? Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions and more so you can know exactly how to get the brighter smile you’ve always wanted. (more…)
June 18, 2017
Do you feel a sudden pain when you eat or drink something hot or cold? Maybe there is an uncomfortable feeling when you suck in air through your mouth? If you are experiencing these symptoms, you are suffering from sensitive teeth. Since discomfort does not occur all the time, you may feel like it is not an important issue. However, any sensitivity that occurs is due to an underlying issue, which may be severe. If you notice that your teeth are becoming less tolerate to temperature changes or pressure, you need to see your dentist who treats sensitive teeth in Thousand Oaks. Dr. Gary Chaffee will find the cause of your pain to provide you with the relief you need.
May 7, 2017
Do you know how best to floss and what flossing products are out there? Dr. Gary Chaffee, your dentist in Newbury Park, delivers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry that helps keep teeth and gums looking and feeling their best. But, oral health really flourishes with regular at-home care. A healthy diet and daily flossing and brushing preserve your tooth enamel and keep gums free of bacteria-filled plaque. Read some flossing techniques so you know you’re performing this oral hygiene routine effectively.
April 19, 2017
Your children’s dentist in Newbury Park, Dr. Gary Chaffee, warns parents that tooth decay threatens the oral health of their youngsters. Despite modern dentistry, a wide availability of oral hygiene products and education in schools, children get plenty of cavities. That’s why he teaches families strategies to keep young teeth free of cavities so smiles last a lifetime.