Habits to Avoid: Thumb Sucking and Too Much Candy
It’s crucial to teach your kids the proper way to care for their teeth, but making sure that their overall oral hygiene is as good as it can be involves more than brushing and flossing. While these basic practices will guard your child’s teeth against a lot of the major problems like cavities and gingivitis, there are some other habits your child my have developed that will affect the proper development of their teeth.
The first bad habit that can have a negative effect on teeth is a very common one—thumb sucking. Most children start sucking their thumbs very early, and usually stop ...