Post Falls Family Dental Blog

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Does My Child Have a Sleeping Disorder? by Tiffany Nelson, RDH | 17 February, 2020

As a hygienist, I focus on mouths and teeth and now throats and airways. With children, I notice crowded or crooked teeth, high vaulted palates, strong tongue thrusting, chapped lips, mouth breathing, enlarged tonsils, speech issues, and some behavioral challenges. I will point out...

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Did you know that pacifiers and thumb sucking can be detrimental on your babies? by PFFD | 10 February, 2020

Nonnutritive sucking habits such as pacifiers and thumb sucking can have a detrimental effect on the growth and development causing open bites, cross bites, and altered occlusion which can lead to eating challenges, nutritive deficiencies, narrow airways, and sleep disordered...

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Dentist is key when pregnant by By Kelly Harness, DMD | 03 February, 2020

Planning nursery themes, picking out names, going to doctors appointments – the list is endless and finding time for the dentist is usually at the end of the list; however, it is one of the most important things you can do for you and your unborn child. Pregnancy is an especially vulnerable time...

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