Sucking is literally a life-sustaining force when a baby is born. That impulse to suck is what allows an infant to nurse or have a bottle. Thumb sucking by extension can also be a way that babies self-soothe when they are fussy, tired or bored. However, if thumb sucking or the use of a pacifier continues beyond the ages of two to four, then it can lead to dental problems. As your Leesburg family dentist, I’d like to help you help your child break the habit. Please read on to learn about the consequences of long-term thumb sucking and how to help your child stop.
August 7, 2017
January 6, 2016
Dr. David S. Groy and his Leesburg, VA team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. By emphasizing preventive dental checkups twice a year rather than responsive appointments made after pain or damage, we help patients take steps toward optimal oral health. However, even the best dental treatment plan won’t succeed unless patients’ at home care is up to par. Making sure you’re brushing and flossing properly may just be the difference between keeping your natural smile for life and trying on a pair of prosthetic teeth. Keep reading to find out more about proper brushing and flossing, or contact our team to find out more today.
November 17, 2015
These days, pretty much everyone knows what foods are good for the body. Whether we eat them or not, we’re aware that fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products keep us feeling energetic and looking our best. But what about when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy? There are some nutritional guidelines to keep in mind at the grocery store and in front of the pantry for optimal oral health, too. Your Leesburg dentist, Dr. David S. Groy, is here to help advise you on the best foods to eat for a strong, healthy smile.
September 16, 2015
Dr. David S. Groy and his team are dedicated to educating young patients. By teaching great at-home care habits, our dental practice helps Leesburg area young people maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. With early, consistent, preventive care, more patients than ever before are able to retain their natural teeth their entire lives.