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Can a child grow out of a gummy smile? Our eight year old has a very gummy smile, to the point that other kids at school will make fun of it. Of course this makes her very self-conscious, and prone to covering her face with her hand when she smiles. So, i
To : To answer your question regarding â€œgrowing out of the gummy smile, typical no, in fact usually the gummy smile will become worse with additional growing time. A gummy smile can be the result of an upper lip musculature that literally raises the lip up excessively when smiling. A gummy smile can also due to and excessive vertical length of the bone structure (covered by the gum tissue) surrounding the teeth. Ideally the upper lip will just barely cover the gum line of the upper front teeth when smiling. An excessive display of gum tissue when smiling can be a result of either of the 2 afore mentioned situations or a combination of both of them. The bone surrounding the upper teeth, which is covered by the gum tissue, continues to grow vertically in most people until they reach the late teenage years. So continued normal growth throughout the teenage years will result in an increasing amount of gum tissue display. Surgery can be one answer to resolving a gummy smile. However there are other ways that may be very effective in handling the gummy smile problem. There are some things that can be done interceptively to help ameliorate this condition. If your daughter has a dental deep overbite the upper front teeth can be moved to lessen the amount of gum tissue displayed in smiling while resolving the overbite condition. Additionally there are some things that can be done through conventional orthodontic treatment to reposition the entire upper dental arch if that is necessary as well. It is best to see a university trained orthodontic specialist and he/she, after a thorough diagnostic evaluation, can develop the best way to resolve your daughterâ€™s condition. There are things that can be done now to help your daughter, t is best to seek advice at this time in the possibility that interception may significantly help prevent an extremely difficult problem to resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take my 10 year old for laser hair removal? She is having kids at school make fun of her and i don't want it to influence her self esteem!
FUN CHORES: Kids like to help out in the kitchen like putting plates and silverwares. Any minor tasks that they can do as long as they are happy to do it. ...Read more
Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. DO NOT TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD Overview: I'm not aware of any natural herb treatments for ADHD, but here is a link to the American Academy of Pediatrics overview of ADHD. It's very comprehensive & has a lot of information for parents. Hope this helps! http://patiented.aap.org/content2.aspx?aid=6050 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Vigorous physical activity can help. Be aware that many children that are hyperactive also have sleep disturbed breathing and are not getting good sleep. Hyperactive children should be checked by pediatrician for sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea in children will help a great deal with hyperactivity and learning in school. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are any natural treatments, herb or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?
Best natural tx: The best, most evidence based, natural treatment to improve the symptoms and impact of hyperactivity (adhd) is to limit screen time. In other words, turn off the tv, turn off the computer, put away the tablet and the smart phone, turn off the video games. Restrict to one hour on weekdays and two hours a day on weekends. Go to the park, play catch, read with them, have a conversation. ...Read more
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