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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
Anybody know what to tell a child that would make fun of somebody for a physical "handicap" or use the r word?
It is wrong: Many times children copy what they see and hear at home? Is it possible you may say something cruelly about others, and not meaning it? We are not perfect, and we must learn to understand and care for others, regardless of disabilities or other differences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any good healthy recipes for a overweight child besides exercise, i'm talking about food (don't like veggies) any way to make it fun?
Fun food: Depending on the age of the child, you can get them interested in cooking and food preparation. Show them how to mix ingredients in a bowl. Older children can cut up vegetables and other ingredients. Gradually, involve them in the actual cooking, with close supervision. Also, you can sneak vegetable puree into various foods- ie. Pureed squash goes well in macaroni and cheese. They'll never know! ...Read more
No. The way to make : A behavior go away is to ignore it. Calmly say, "when you get out of bed, i'll walk you back without talking." set a bedtime & routine - read, brush teeth, one kiss & tuck him in his own bed to fall asleep. Every time he gets up, walk him back from behind gently but firmly, without talking or making eye contact. The behavior gets worse before it gets better, then stops, if you are consistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity. This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause a child to have trouble figuring out left and right direction and also write letters starting from the bottom up?
Possible Dyslexia: or other learning disorder. His brain has a hard time processing things the correct way. He needs to see a therapist who can help train him to see things the way the rest of us do. (. Maybe he I'd correct and we are wrong). Talk to his Pediatrician or Family Doctor about it, they can get you started on the right path. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually if this: Happens, it occurs when they realize that their decisions affect their future. Frankly, i was lucky to get into medical school, but once there i shined. Many kids under-perform for social reasons. Others don't see the consequences. And some will never catch on. ...Read more
Several causes: Often young children slide or jump from a height and land on their extended heal & leg rather than flexed leg & their feet. This can put significant pressure on the hip joint & lead to temporary fluid build up in the hip joint. That fluid will cause pain & transient limping which resolves over a day or so.Incidental trauma to the leg, slow moving infection, etc can also cause limp. Dr eval needed. ...Read more
Needs exam: Sounds as if may have injured self. But would need to see the child and know more about them to even begin to speculate. Have them see a doctor. ...Read more
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