Washington, DC Pediatric Dentist Helps Toddlers Break Persistent Finger Sucking

Aug 2, 2023

Washington, DC – Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics (202-410-0088) – myofunctional therapy reduces too much digit and pacifier sucking in children.

Is your child's adorable thumb-sucking habit starting to worry you as they grow older?

Though comforting for them, persistent non-nutritive sucking can open the door to a host of dental, speech, and overall health challenges.

Luckily, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers early-stage intervention to break this habit and prevent the associated oral and developmental issues.

The practice, led by Dr. Jonelle Grant Anamelechi, recently onboarded new team members, expanding its in-house capabilities to provide a one-stop solution that addresses common orofacial myofunctional disorders.

For more details, visit https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com/thrive-myofunctional-therapy

Children’s Choice Pediatric and Orthodontics uses myofunctional therapy, a form of physical therapy for the mouth, to retrain your child’s orofacial muscles, correcting functional issues while enhancing the young patient’s facial appearance.

Dr. Anamelechi explains that children with habits like persistent thumb or finger sucking or being overly reliant on a pacifier can face developmental difficulties with their teeth, face, jaw, and airway. If left untreated, these conditions could lead to more severe problems like TMJ disorders and sleep apnea.

By offering an effective myofunctional intervention early enough, the pediatric dentist believes they can help set your child on a path toward improved oral health and better overall well-being.

The practice’s treatment also involves educating your child on safe swallowing techniques, proper tongue placement, and nasal breathing. Combined with the clinic’s flagship myofunctional therapy, these modalities help correct poor habits, enabling your child to feed better, breathe easier, speak clearer, and sleep better.

About Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics caters to the dental needs of newborns, toddlers, and adolescents, offering an array of preventative and treatment solutions. The practice has locations in Washington, DC, and New Carrollton, MD. You can learn more about the practices’ pediatric dental and orthodontic treatments at https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com

A spokesperson states, "Oral habits in growing children determine teeth, face, jaw, and airway development. Correcting poor habits early on can transform a child’s present and future oral health. Through physical therapy of the oral musculature, myofunctional intervention remedies poor muscle function that would inevitably lead to a diminished airway, misaligned teeth, and facial growth issues."

Does your child suck too much? Children’s Choice Pediatric and Orthodontics is here to help your baby break the habit.

Alongside the services above, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics also provide laser frenectomy services for children born with lip-tie or tongue-tie.

Additional information is available at https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com/services/laser-dentistry

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