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 However, some of the things you learned as children when it comes to dental health and hygiene have become outdated.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 […]

Myofunctional Therapy can correct Sleep Apnea

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA If your child snores at night, this may seem harmless and even cute. In actuality, snoring in children is never a normal behavior and could be considered a warning sign of a serious sleep breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Luckily, certain Scotts Valley dentists like the ones on staff […]

Time for your Child to kick their Thumb Sucking Habit

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Most babies suck their thumbs or fingers. This usually is seen as an endearing or precocious habit that most children have broken by the time they begin school. Did you know, however, that prolonged thumb sucking could cause dental damage? In this blog, your Los Gatos family dentists at Ebrahimian […]

Is your Child a Mouth Breather

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Experts agree that if you can see or hear your child breathing, there’s a problem. Have you ever stopped to notice whether you can see or hear your child breathing? If you haven’t, you should. If, on the other hand, you already are aware of their breathing habits, the […]

Want your Children to Practice Good Dental Hygiene

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Where do you think your children look for role models? Usually, the first place they look is in their own home. As parents, you should be setting good examples of behavior—whether that means eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables or maintaining your own dental health. […]

Treats to avoid this Halloween

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA It may surprise you to learn that, according to a poll conducted by the American Dental Association, 76 percent of the responding dentists said they hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Dentists know better than anyone about the dangers of tooth decay, and that eating too much sugar […]