Thumb sucking & Pacifiers: Self Soothing vs. Damaging

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Pediatric Dentistry & Children, Uncategorized

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 EditorOral Health, Pediatric 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

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