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To binky or not to binky? Pacifier use for infants has been a subject of debate as long as they’ve been around. Jeff & Candy McComb shares some pros and cons below. Pros Pacifiers can soothe a fussy baby. Whether your child has a strong sucking reflex or has difficulty falling asleep, a pacifier can… (Read More)Continue Reading »
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 40 Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses every day. As the opioid crisis grows, so does our expanded public knowledge—such as the realization that addiction to this family of drugs often begins with an innocent prescription. Many teens first experience opioids when a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six…. (Read More)Continue Reading »
As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your firstborn, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat. Because… (Read More)Continue Reading »
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb in Roseville will tell it to you straight. Read more… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Most adults spend a lot of time, effort and sometimes money to keep their teeth as white as possible. White teeth are considered one of the most important aspects of physical attractiveness in modern culture. If you notice your child’s teeth looking yellow, you may have some cause for concern—but there are plenty of possible… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A child’s happy, healthy smile is a source of pride and joy for parents—and dentists, too! For this reason, you’ll likely spend a good deal of time helping them develop superb oral hygiene routines to ensure they keep their teeth for life. When you’re just getting started, you may have a lot of questions. We… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Adventure Kids Dental would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed. Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for permanent… (Read More)Continue Reading »
As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However, it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Most kids lose their baby teeth—also called primary teeth—in a distinct sequence at set intervals. Children’s baby teeth come out naturally starting around age six, becoming progressively looser as they fall out (sometimes with a little extra wiggling because the Tooth Fairy is expected to visit). Sometimes baby tooth loss doesn’t happen in the usual… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Contact your children’s dentists, Dr. Jeff McComb and Dr. Candy McComb at Adventure Kids Dental to schedule a visit and start sharing smiles today.