Why you should Forgo the Sippy Cup for your Toddler

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Take a journey back in time to an era when young children’s drinks ended up spilling on the floor quicker than being consumed. One day, some industrious person grew tired of cleaning up spilled water,

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Why does my Kid have Crooked Teeth, and what can be done about It?

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI It seems these days that a significant amount of children end up wearing braces when they become tweens or teens. What does this indicate? That many children have crooked teeth or misaligned bites. Why are

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What your Child’s ADHD Symptoms have to do with the Dentist

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI A good night’s rest typically helps us wake refreshed and energized for the day. However, breathing problems or sleep disorders in children can keep them from getting the necessary rest the body needs. One of

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Your Child should never Breathe through the Mouth. Find out why!

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Parents, have you ever paid attention to the way your child breathes? If not, allow your Royal Oak family dentist, Dr. Nancy Hartrick, to summarize: your children never should breathe through the mouth, whether awake

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Dangers of Mouth Breathing

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Parents spend time and money to make sure their children are safe, but did you know that how your child breathes can have a major effect—good or bad—on his or her health? Children who engage

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Tips for a Cavity-Free Dental Visit for Your Kids

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Good oral hygiene habits should be on the priority list for everyone, including children and babies. Unfortunately, nearly 42% of children ages 2 to 11 develop cavities in their teeth, even though tooth decay is

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Your Child’s Baby Teeth Matter

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Your child’s primary (baby) teeth, believe it or not, play a significant role in their growth and development. From helping your child speak, chew properly, and build confidence, baby teeth matter. Plus, baby teeth maintain

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Is A Tonsillectomy In Your Child’s Future? Why A Sleep Study Should Be The First Step In Treatment

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Royal Oak and Birmingham, MI Nearly 12 percent of children in America suffer from a sleep breathing disorder, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO). Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs in about 4 percent of these children, which means

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