Thumb sucking & Pacifiers: Self Soothing vs. Damaging

CWD EditorPediatric Dentistry & Children

Why do children suck their thumbs? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer because thumb sucking isn’t an issue for all children. At best, health experts can only speculate that the practice provides children with a sense of comfort because “babies have natural rooting and sucking reflexes, which can cause them to put their thumbs or fingers into their mouths — … Read More

Why do Children Lose Their Teeth?

CWD EditorPediatric Dentistry & Children

Have you ever wondered why babies grow teeth, only to lose them just a few years later? Typically, around the age of six or seven, a child will start to lose their “baby teeth” or deciduous teeth. The lost tooth is quickly replaced by a permanent tooth. Why does this process occur? The experts at Cottonwood Dental take a deeper … Read More

When Should Your Child First See a Dentist?

cwd_adminPediatric Dentistry & Children

Just like your child’s first day of kindergarten, your child’s first visit to the dentist is a rite of passage. If you’re like most parents though, you may not be sure when to schedule that first appointment for your child at Cottonwood Dental. How soon is too soon? It might surprise you to learn that you should make an appointment … Read More

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

CWD EditorPediatric Dentistry & Children

Watching your child grow is a joy that only parents know, but it also comes with unique stressors. At Cottonwood Dental we understand how important it is for your child to have a positive experience during their first visit to the dentist, and make the experience as enjoyable as possible in order to promote good dental habits in the future. … Read More