Thumb Sucking

Thumb Sucking
Thumb sucking is a natural instinct that some children rely on to feel secure or to help them fall asleep. Children normally stop the sucking habit by age four, but some children do not….If a child continues the sucking habit into the years when permanent teeth are in, there is a high likelihood of having problems with jaw growth and the way the teeth ultimately come together. The roof of the mouth can be affected as well. Most often in thumb suckers, there will be a gap between the upper and lower front teeth when the back teeth are closed. ..

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies
Many dental problems when left untreated can progress to larger issues that require emergency treatment. A dental abscess can occur when a large area of decay gets to the pulp of the tooth or when periodontal conditions are ignored. These infections can spread…With digital x-rays and cavity scanners, we are able to find decay much earlier than ever before….Dr. Julie Corbin is the dentist and owner of Whispering Pines Dental…