What is Pediatric Sleep Apnea?

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects children much like it does adults. The condition happens when the throat muscles relax during sleep and partially or completely block the airway, making it difficult to breathe. The most common symptom of OSA in children and adults is snoring. The sound that snoring makes […]

Why Does My Child Continue to Wet the Bed?

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Bedwetting can be an embarrassing problem, especially for older children, and it can be frustrating for parents who feel they are powerless to help. Also called nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is a common childhood issue that can persist into adolescence and sometimes even into adulthood. Recent research has revealed a surprising […]

How does Thumb-Sucking Impact your Child’s Oral Health?

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SANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA Parents worry about their children’s thumb-sucking habits. Concerned parents want to know how thumb-sucking affects oral health and how to stop it. Thumb-sucking is a natural habit that babies use as a means of self-soothing. Fortunately, according to the American Dental Association, most children stop between ages two and four. […]

Why Prolonged Thumb Sucking is a Bad Idea

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Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Even though thumb sucking is a normal reaction for newborns and toddlers that may start while the baby’s in the womb, doing so for an extended period can cause a variety of oral health issues. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, our goal is for your young one to have a healthy […]

Is My Child’s Thumb Sucking Habit a Big Deal?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Parents often enter dental offices with concerns about their child’s thumb-sucking or pacifier use at different ages. Although it may seem to be a harmless act, the habit could cause long-term problems with the development of the child’s teeth and mouth, resulting in additional complications. Therefore, your Scotts Valley family […]

Understanding the Benefits of Sealants

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Back teeth, like molars have deep crevices that trap food and bacteria. Left in these deep crevices, those food particles become a breeding ground for bacteria that cause cavities. This often is the case for children because they tend to not brush their teeth well. Sealants are a way to […]

Tips for your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Is your child afraid of visiting the dentist or doctor? Are you nervous for your child because this is their first appointment and you don’t know how it will go? If you answered yes these questions, then Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry is here to help you and your child create positive […]

FAQs about caring for your Child’s Oral Health

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA As parents, you want the best for your children. You want to keep them happy and healthy in every way—including by protecting their smiles. However, some of the things you learned as children when it comes to dental health and hygiene have become outdated. Parents and first-time parents, in particular, […]

Kids Oral Health – Red Flags all Parents should Know

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Parents these days seem more aware than ever about how important it is for their child to practice good oral hygiene, receive fluoride treatments, and visit their dentist for checkups and cleanings. While cavity-free dental visits is a good goal, today’s blog isn’t about that, it’s about other less common […]