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June 2018

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June 23, 2018

Do you love weekends?

I mean, I'm not sure about you, but at our place it can be FULL of activity..... Firstly, I'll be honest - there is always a lot of washing and tidying up..... And grocery shopping and prepping for the beginning…
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June 22, 2018

Such a fantastic day…..

What a fantastic day! Lots of patients smashing goals - giving up thumbs and fingers, getting their tongue placement and lip seal correct! We are so proud of you, you are all shining stars! 🌟 Enjoy your weekend! 🌈 love Carla and Jane 😊💖
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June 21, 2018

MYTH #6: DON’T WORRY, THEY’LL GROW OUT OF IT…..

Um.....sorry, not necessarily. Simply Google “adult thumbsucking” and you will get 42 000 results. There are websites dedicated to this habit. Famous suckers include Rhianna and Amy Winehous If you ask around, guaranteed, you will find someone with a grown…
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June 20, 2018

MYTH #5 -IT DOESN’T CAUSE ANY HARM!

Well, actually, that depends on each individual child. It depends specifically on duration, intensity and frequency. It depends on HOW they suck, what digits they suck ( for example, single finger suckers tend to have narrower palates compared to as…
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June 19, 2018

MYTH #4: THEY ARE DOING IT JUST TO UPSET ME – ITS DEFIANCE!

It is true that children who suck are often highly emotional, extremely intelligent little people. But surprisingly, often the act of defiance and continued sucking is because the children themselves don’t know how to stop....... Many kids suck for simple…
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June 18, 2018

MYTH #3: STOP KIDS SUCKING AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE…..

Its true, the earlier a child stops sucking the better. But before 12 months, mouthing is normal. So we need to provide optimum opportunities for kids to suck and chew on oral developmentally-appropriate toys. By doing this, babies should turn…
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June 16, 2018

There is no such thing as an orthodontic pacifier….

There’s no such thing as an orthodontic dummy…..   And I hate to the be the one to to tell you.   But there really isn’t.   There are big multi-million dollar companies that want you to think there are…
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June 14, 2018

MYTH # 2 “ITS THE PARENT’S FAULT”

Sucking is a natural instinct for babies. As infants, the first contact a baby usually has with sucking is at their mother’s breast to drink breast milk. Milk contains a protein that is converted into serotonin in the brain and…
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June 13, 2018

6 MYTHS ABOUT THUMB AND FINGER SUCKING HABITS…..

I'm sure you've come across sooooooo many opinions about thumb and finger sucking from health professionals, other parents, strangers in Kmart (!!!)..... But how do you know what's real and what isn't?? Over the next few days, I'm going to…
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June 5, 2018

Eating and chewing can make our kids beautiful!

Its true! With yoghurt now coming in packets you can suck out of..... And water bottles the vessel of choice for drinking..... Kids just aren't getting the opportunity and developing the skills to chew hard crunchy foods and drink properly…
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June 4, 2018

As a dental health professional, I was untrained and useless…..

But as a parent, it was even worse.... It all started when my little girl couldn't stop sucking her thumb..... And it turned into an obsession. An obsession about why I wasn't equipped as a dental health professional with the…
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