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Tongue-tie Symptoms and Early Treatment for Infants

Tongue-tie is a condition that restricts the movement of the tongue. The underside of the tongue is so tightly connected to the bottom of the mouth that movement and function become restricted. A common and probable example is a speech impediment, but many other symptoms pose a larger threat.

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Does Your Child Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Our children’s mouths become a focal point of their development before their mouths are even fully developed. And for good reason! Their teeth have a profound impact on their looks, their health, their speech, and their confidence. That’s why, as their parents we want them to have beautiful, straight, healthy smiles. And to do that, orthodontics is needed at times.

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Kids Sports: Protection Is A Mouthful

As you outfit your little one in every piece of safety gear allowable in the sport, make sure you include a mouth guard. They are a crucial part of your child’s uniform when it comes to protecting their teeth, gums, lips, tongue, jaw bone, and even a noted protection against concussion.

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New Midtown Office Coming Soon!

On The Cusp is on the move! In order to better serve families and children throughout the Tulsa metro area, we are thrilled to announce On The Cusp is opening a second office located in Midtown. Our South Tulsa office will continue to serve families located within South Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, and surrounding areas.

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Meet Dr. Kelly Klontz, Orthodontist

OTC: Hello Dr. Kelly! We’re thrilled to welcome you as the newest member of On The Cusp Pediatric Dentistry team. Can you tell us a little about why you joined the team?

DK: I love treating kids and OTC needed an orthodontist. So it filled a niche! Now, it will be easier for patients to stay in-house in order to get better treatment.

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Painless, Drugless Laser Dentistry for Children

Taking your kids to the dentist used to be about as much fun as…well…taking your kids to the dentist. They’re scared and afraid it will hurt. You’re scared and know it will hurt. Then there’s the recovery time while you wait for the numbness to wear off. They can’t eat. They can’t feel their mouth. They don’t understand numbness, so it becomes a frightening experience. Add to that fact they may bite or chew on their lip due to a lack of feeling, and you’ve got a rough day ahead.

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Preventing Cavities and Decay

Above chicken pox, HFM disease, and even the common cold, tooth decay is the #1 disease of childhood. Cavities, decay, and tooth aches account for more missed days of school than any other than any childhood illness.

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When to Expect Your Baby’s Teeth to Come in

Have you ever found yourself concerned about when your newborn’s teeth should be coming in? Patients often ask when they should expect the first teeth to appear. While the age range for teeth appearing varies, you can expect to start seeing teeth around 6 months of age. If your baby is 6 months and not showing any growth, it’s okay! They may be taking a bit longer to start the growing process.

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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Parents are often unsure about when they should take their child to see the dentist for the first time. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the best time to take your child to the dentist for the first time is either when their first tooth comes in, or no later than age one.

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Rustic Cuff

We love to share the love, which is why we’re giving you a chance to win a Rustic Cuff Travel Bag stuffed with cuffs ($200+ value) this month!

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