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Doctor insights on: Fun Winter Activities For 7 To 8 Year Old Kids

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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

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 “growing 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 daughter’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 more

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How can I explain what death is to an 8 year old child?

How can I explain what death is to an 8 year old child?

Simple is best: The 8yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more

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How much calories does an average 8 year old child need?

How much calories does an average 8 year old child need?

Enough: If the child eats appropriate god-made food and leaves the "junk" alone, he/she has a satiety center in the brain that tells him/her that itisenough. You do not have to count calories. ...Read more

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What can you give your 8 year old child to help with his asthma?

What can you give your 8 year old child to help with his asthma?

See his doctor: Treatment for asthma is generally comprised of treatment with "rescue" medicines (albuterol inhaled), and controller medications (usually inhaled steroids). There are no good over the counter remedies for asthma, so i would recommend seeing your physician for further details concerning these treatment options. ...Read more

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What a dose of spirulina powder or capsule for a 8+ year old child .child is a lawn tennis player.

What a dose of spirulina powder or capsule for a 8+ year old child .child is a lawn tennis  player.

Spirulina: There is no research that spirulina is safe for individuals 18 years and younger. If doctor agrees it is safe doseage would be 3-5 tablets per day for child under 12 years. ...Read more

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Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?

Would it be more beneficial to continue mainstreaming my 8 year old child diagnosed w hfa w adhd, gdd/asperger vs placing her in a special ED school?

Ask school: The best think for your child is for you to team up with his teachers and school to get their opinion as to how he is doing. The school district is required by law to evaluate him to see if he needs special help if he has a confirmed medical diagnosis that may get in the way of his education. Sometimes you have to push the school to do it but collaborating is always best. Ask if he needs an iep. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

How do you treat a bad case of plantar warts on 8 year old child?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

What can I do with my 8 year old child who is vomiting even after taking the medicine from the e.R. To stop vomiting?

Diet: So many questions get this answer. Vomiting is not caused by stomach problems, it is evidence of an irritable brainstem and the comjkonest cause by far is "junk" particularly sugar because that easily induces vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more