Thumb Sucking: How Much Is Too Much

Thumb Sucking: How Much Is Too Much

All healthy babies have a strong sucking reflex. This is normal and necessary; sucking is the only way babies get nutrition. But the instinct to suck is so strong that few babies are completely satisfied by nursing. Consequently, they suck on whatever is handy—thumbs,...
Good Oral Care Habits Last for Life

Good Oral Care Habits Last for Life

Many recent studies have focused on the important role played by healthy teeth and gums to maintain the body’s overall health. Gum disease is, after all, a form of inflammation, and the body’s so-called inflammatory cascade—the series of bodily processes...
Soothe Teething Pain Naturally

Soothe Teething Pain Naturally

Baby’s first tooth is usually a cause for celebration. But as teething gets underway, you may search for a way to relieve the pain for your crying infant. Among the most commonly used pain relievers are teething gels. Applied to baby’s gums, the gels can...