Jennifer Murray

How Do You Get Cavities?

Our mouths are full of bacteria, and your diet is the main reason for bacteria to build up in the mouth. Some bacteria are helpful, while other bacteria are harmful and can cause cavities. Cavities are the result of certain types of bacteria. Although they can form anywhere, a cavity usually forms in places where …

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Children and Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is natural for children. Sucking on pacifiers, thumbs, fingers, or other objects can make babies feel more secure and happy. Young children may also suck their thumb to help them fall asleep.   Can Thumb Sucking Affect a Child’s Teeth? After a child’s permanent teeth come in, thumb sucking may cause problems with …

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