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 »

How to Keep Your Child From Sucking Their Thumb

Did you know that the thumbsucking habit can easily destroy your child’s smile? Well, it’s true! Thumbsucking can harm your child’s smile by altering the growth of the mouth and the alignment of teeth, and our Provo Pediatric Dentistry team asks that you do all you can do keep your child from the habit. To help you do so, we... read more »