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March 2023 - Grandis Dental – Grandis Dental



Tuesday, 21 March 2023
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Being Overdue: We usually suggest you return every 6 months for a hygiene, so if it has been longer than this, it might take more than one session to complete your cleaning. We pride ourselves on being very gentle and thorough, and patients with sensitive teeth appreciate us taking the time to do things properly and gently. Once you are all caught up to date, usually one visit will be enough to complete your cleaning so long as you maintain...


How And Why To Get Rid Of The Dummy

Monday, 13 March 2023
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Like thumb sucking, dummies used for an extended period can result in an Anterior Open Bite. We need to ensure that children have stopped using their dummy by the age of 3-4, and definitely before any adult teeth start to erupt. Get Rid Of The Dummy Have a conversation with your child about them giving up the dummy, it is important that they are ready to get rid of it. Pick a period to do this and stick to it....

Finger Sucking

How To Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
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Ideally, we want to break the habit of thumb or finger sucking before the age of 5. This is to prevent what is called an “Anterior Open Bite” which means that the front teeth don’t meet together while the back teeth are biting together. This results in speech problems and difficulty eating some foods.  An Anterior Open Bite usually needs correction with specialist orthodontics. Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking Have a conversation with your child to ensure...