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Finger and thumb sucking: 7 tips to wean and stop the habit

Sucking is a natural instinct for an infant & often sticks around as a comforting habit into the toddler years. Thumb or finger sucking has a huge emotional component, so remember — in order to successfully wean, your child must be mentally ready to change…
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Thumb sucking: Better or worse than pacifiers?

Parents often ask the question: which is better? Pacifiers or thumb sucking? Both help soothe and comfort your child, but both will also have negative dental effects down the line. An infant’s sucking need begins in the womb. Olivia started sucking her thumb in utero!…
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A LITTLE ABOUT ME

HI! I’M HELEN

I am a pediatric dentist and mom to a 1 year old girl, Olivia. Currently, I work part-time in the Bay Area and volunteer as faculty at UCSF.

Navigating motherhood was not easy for me. But, those struggles are what gifted me the inspiration to start @the.dentistmom. I want to help guide parents through the challenges of baby teeth with my added perspective as a first time mom.

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