Stopping Thumb Sucking

Does your child suck their thumb? Could this habit actually impact their teeth? The answer is yes, if a child continues to suck on their thumb beyond a certain age the way their mouth and palate develops can be affected. We would like to provide some tips on breaking this habit for your child. While sucking on their thumb may... read more »

Pediatric Health Care Focus: Thumb Sucking

Thumb-sucking in children is an entirely natural part of growing up, but it is bad for the alignment of their teeth. Extended exposure to thumb sucking causes a child’s teeth to grow in improperly and can even hinder the growth and positions of new teeth. To ensure their future smile will be great, focus your child’s oral health care on... read more »

The Effects of Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking may not seem like a big deal, but the truth of the matter is that it can have some serious lasting effects on your kids' oral health. While thumb-sucking is fairly common and most kids outgrow it, some don't. If your kids haven't, then it's time you take their habit seriously. To illustrate why it can be a problem,... read more »

Weaning Your Child off of Thumb Sucking: Some Useful Tips

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to suck their thumb after their... read more »