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Jessica's Trip to the Dentist

"Jessica had gone to my dentist a number of times with her appointment following mine, but she never let Dr. Evans look in her mouth and barely let Melissa the hygienist brush her teeth with a regular toothbrush, so at the last visit Dr. Evans suggested it was time to change to a pediatric dentist. We decided to try Dr. Kim Hoang who opened her practice Petite Dental right next door to Dr. Evans. When we arrived, Jessica said Janette could go first, but after Janette had her teeth checked out, she excitedly went off with the hygienist to have x-rays taken and then hopped right up on the seat to have her teeth cleaned. Dr. Hoang then checked out her teeth and told Jessica it was time to stop sucking her thumb."

"Within one week of this visit and Dr. Hoang telling her she needed to stop sucking her thumb, she had quit. It's been 3 months and she hasn't consciously sucked her thumb since. Sometimes when I check on her before I go to bed, she'll be sleeping with her thumb in her mouth, but the subconscious isn't so easy to break a habit."

- J. M.

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