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Effect of Thumb Sucking & Pacifiers

Most children find thumbsucking to be a natural reflex. Using the thumbs, fingers or pacifiers is a way to make them feel secure. Children often use this method to soothe themselves to sleep or provide comfort when they're upset. If let go beyond a normal span of time, this practice can cause damage to the child’s teeth, which is why your dentist in Carlsbad wants to delve into this habit.

How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child's Teeth?


Once permanent teeth come in, thumbsucking can cause problems with the growth of the mouth. It can also cause a misalignment of the teeth. Sometimes thumb sucking will also change the roof of the ...

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Choosing the Best Toothbrush

Choosing a toothbrush is an important part of proper dental hygiene. There are many selections available on the market today, so it can be confusing which one to buy. Here’s a simple guide to help you find the right brush.

What to Look For

We all know that brushing twice a day is essential, but you must have the right toothbrush to do that. While there are many aspects to the toothbrush that you want to look for, it can be broken down into a few that are very important.

  • Pick a brush with a small head so it can move around easier inside your mouth.
  • Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles to ...

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Remembering the Goal of Delicate Dental Arts

This week, I wanted to take a step back and just remind you what the main goal behind Delicate Dental is. Our driving purpose here can sometimes get lost underneath all the information about dental technology, oral health tips, and industry news.

Why We’re Here

At its core, Delicate Dental is here to promote healthy, pain-free teeth and gums for lifein all of our patients. Secondarily, we want you to feel good about your smile.

How we go about this is also important to our practice. We’re called Delicate Dental for a reason! It’s because we want to make sure you’re comfortable every time you’re in the chair (and out of the chair ...

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Were You Aware… It’s National TMJ Awareness Month?

For those who haven’t heard, November is National TMJ Awareness Month!

The TMJ is a joint found on either side of your face, just in front of the ear and connecting your skull to your lower jaw. Sometimes, this joint can get stiff or swollen and cause severe pain and discomfort, a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMD).

TMD affects more than 10 million people in the United States, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. It needs to be taken seriously, as it affects the quality of life for so many.

We’ve discussed TMJ and TMD before, so I won’t beat the topic ...

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