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Pittsburgh, PA 15241
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The great debate: Pacifier vs. Thumb
A pacifier habit is easier to break because a parent can choose when to take it away while a thumb is always available for sucking. The earlier the habit is broken, the less likely there will be orthodontic problems in the future.
Patient Education

For additional trustworthy information, see the links below. There you will find more information in the resource center on various topics including fluoride, sealants, x-rays, thumb habits and more.
How can I prepare my child for a visit?
How do I identify an abscessed primary or permanent incisor or molar?
How do I identify an apthous ulcer?
How do I know if my child is having a dental emergency?
What are sealants?
What do I do if a notice my child has a discolored tooth?
What do I do if my child fractures or chips a tooth?
What do I do if my child has a displaced tooth?
What do I do if my child has a frenulum laceration?
What do I do if my child’s tooth gets knocked out?
What is a pulpotomy?
When should my child have their first infant oral exam?
Why are primary teeth important?
Why are stainless steel crowns sometimes necessary?
Why are x-rays important?
Why are young children seen in the morning?
Why choose a pediatric dentist?
Why fix baby teeth?
Why is fluoride important?
Why is sedation necessary for some children?
Why use digital computerized x-rays rather than standard x-rays?