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June 2, 2019

HOW DO I BOTTLE FEED MY BABY FOR GOOD ORAL DEVELOPMENT?

Many Mums can't or choose not to breastfeed, so what is the best way to bottle feed your baby for good oral development. Here are a couple of quick tips to keep in mind when bottle feeding your baby: -…
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May 28, 2019

DID YOU KNOW THAT BREASTFEEDING IS GREAT FOR GROWING HEALTHY LITTLE FACES?

We all know about the many benefits of breast milk. It strengthens baby’s immune system, it provides optimal nutrition........ But did you know that breastfeeding your child also has a positive impact on your their growing face, jaws and teeth?…
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May 17, 2019

IF YOU THINK THUMB SUCKING IS NOT A BIG DEAL, YOU’RE WRONG.

I had a father tell me only last week that he couldn't do it anymore....if he yelled at his son one more time about his sucking habit, it would fracture their relationship.....and he didn't want that. No way. It sounds…
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January 17, 2019

HELP! SCHOOL IS ABOUT TO START AND MY CHILD IS STILL SUCKING THEIR THUMB!

Lets be honest - by the time school starts, oral habits like thumb and finger sucking are something we would all liked gone, right? As parents, we are desperate to ensure our children start their first schooling year off right....…
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January 11, 2019

Our Certified Clinician in ICELAND….

We are incredibly proud to introduce our Thumbsucking Clinic Certified Partner practitioner in ICELAND. Sonja Magnusdottis is a Speech Language Pathologist in private practice in Akureyri, Iceland, with B.A. Icelandic sign language / linguistics (University of Iceland 1998) and M.A.…
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January 3, 2019

Our Certified Clinician in Wodonga….

Its 2019! Time to meet more of our talented recommended Thumbsucking Clinic Practice Providers! Meet Ellen, our recommended provider in Albury, Wodonga. Ellen is an experienced paediatric nurse and midwife who has found a passion with Orofacial Myology. Ellen has…
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December 29, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you have had a beautiful Christmas with the people you love ❤️ 2019 is shaping up to be an amazing year here at the Clinic and I can’t wait to share all of our news with you! Talk soon!! Carla 💋
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December 13, 2018

LIP TIE HAS BECOME THE WORD ON PEOPLE’S LIPS (EXCUSE THE PUN) LATELY AND I WANTED TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT…

I screen all of my patients for tongue and lip tie every day and I can tell you one thing......   You CANNOT diagnose a lip tie from a photo or its appearance only.   It is all about how…
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September 18, 2018

REMINDERS TO STOP THUMB SUCKING…

REMINDERS!   For many children, stopping their digit sucking habit is often just implementing some reminders.   Bandaids have long been used for quitting oral habits, but its all in HOW YOU USE THEM that is the difference between success…
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August 13, 2018

5 things every parent should know about thumb and finger sucking…..

PLEASE DON'T STRESS.....there is a lot of help out there for parents now and we don't want you to worry.  There is also a lot of help with orthodontics as well if you have concerns about your child's teeth START…
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August 9, 2018

More than words…

At the clinic, we like to use anatomical models so parents and kids have something to touch and feel, not just words to listen to..... Connection is really important to us....we're not just a business....this is our passion. We are…
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July 26, 2018

Spikes in the mouth should never be the first option…

Its hard to believe but its true... For a long time, this is the only option the dental community has had when home remedies haven't worked. For some, it has been the only option on offer. And I'm sorry. But…
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July 12, 2018

Dental care means looking after the whole person……

What makes you enjoy your work? Me? I want to help people. You see, I work in health. BUT I work in a healthcare profession that doesn't traditionally work with any other healthcare professionals...... And the longer I spend in…
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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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April 23, 2018

An Update on Miss F….

MISS F part 3 - Why is She Still Having Problems with her Sleep? When we left off in Part 2, Miss F had had her tonsils and adenoids removed, but continued to have issues with coughing and choking in…
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January 19, 2018

Miss F’s Journey Part 4 – The Conclusion….sort of…not really…

I know you have been waiting so without further ado, here are the final results of Miss F's sleep tests. "Miss F snores during sleep, HOWEVER there was NO evidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Miss F has SIGNIFICANTLY restless sleep.…
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January 16, 2018

Miss F’s Journey Part 3 – The Sleep Test

MISS F part 3 - Why is She Still Having Problems with her Sleep? When we left off in Part 2, Miss F had had her tonsils and adenoids removed, but continued to have issues with coughing and choking in…
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January 10, 2018

Miss F’s Story Part 2

Just after she turned 2 years old, Miss F finally had her tonsils and adenoids out. It was pretty uneventful, she did beautifully, but she always has had a pretty high pain threshold. (Thanks thumb!) The surgeon commented to me…
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January 5, 2018

STOP THUMB SUCKING!

STOP THUMB SUCKING! Well, at least that's what we are told. Parents: You don't want it to affect their teeth. You don't want them doing it when they go to school. As health clinicians, we know that thumb and finger…
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