Thumb Sucking

CHILDHOOD THUMB SUCKING INFORMATION

Thumb sucking is a common infant habit that often ends by the age of four. If your child continues past the time their permanent teeth start to erupt, they may suffer from crooked teeth, malformed roof, and other dental issues.

Suggestions to break the habit:

  • Wait until the time is right (low stress)
  • Motivate your child (show examples of what could happen to their teeth and fingers/thumbs)
  • Use a reward system (small incentives will encourage your child to stick with it)

Village Family Dental is here to help you address childhood thumb sucking as well as any other issues or concerns with your child’s oral care. Contact us online today to learn more and schedule your next dental appointment.

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