Drs. Andy Mancini and Larry Bloom offer a fun and effective way to help kids break thumb-sucking habit-thumbs up for thumbs out!
HUDSON, WI, December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Habits are hard to break. When a person has a bad habit, it's important to break it before it causes problems. There is one habit that toddlers are particularly fond of and parents try to break-thumb sucking. It's normal for children two to four to suck on a thumb or pacifier. However, prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier use, usually age four and up, can negatively affect the arrangement of teeth, so it's important for parents to intercept this habit early on for their child's oral health. At La Petite Dentistry, Drs. Andy Mancini and Larry Bloom, Hudson, WI Pediatric dentists, started a dental program to offer positive reinforcement.
"It's a great way to cheer kids on and teach them better oral health habits. We want parents and their children to know that early interception of bad oral health habits can be the turn around point to boost oral health. Parents want to be role models for their children, which is why we started the 'Thumbs Up for Thumbs Out' program at La Petite Dentistry-to support parents and cheer on the kids," said Dr. Mancini, Hudson Pediatric dentist.
How does thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use cause trouble for a child's teeth? Over time, active thumb suckers can push the teeth outwards, which misaligns the teeth, causing an overbite. An overbite is a type of malocclusion-the upper teeth protrude past the lower teeth. A severe overbite can cause jaw discomfort and other dental issues. A misaligned jaw and teeth can put a dent in a child's oral health. Plus, excessive thumb sucking can shift the jaw and teeth enough so the roof of the mouth becomes malformed. Breaking bad habits is totally worth it-less dental stress. Toddlers, preteens and teenagers who have developed malocclusion problems can receive proper treatment at La Petite Dentistry. Drs. Mancini and Bloom can offer the best orthodontics in Hudson, WI.
The "Thumbs Up for Thumbs Out" program is Drs. Mancini and Bloom's creative way of giving kids the incentive to pursue better oral health practices. Once a patient completes the program, La Petite Dentistry has been known to present prizes to dedicated patients. However, it's not the prize that gets parents and their children to break habits and take preventative dental measures-La Petite Dentistry's caring and fun staff is award enough for patients. Drs. Mancini and Bloom sincerely go above and beyond to give back to their community.
To learn more about Dr. Mancini, Dr. Bloom, Pediatric dentists in Hudson WI, their all-star team or the services provided at La Petite Dentistry, patients are encouraged to visit their comprehensive website at http://www.lapetitedentistry.com
La Petite Dentistry
131 Carmichael Road Suite 200
Hudson, WI 54016
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