Thursday, December 20, 2018


Why do children and babies suck their thumb? Thumb sucking is a natural way the toddler and baby comfort themselves.

Thumb sucking is a very difficult thing to stop if you keep allowing this through toddler years. Some ways to stop thumb sucking is to put a non-pleasant tasting substance on the toddler's thumb or try to distract him/her if you notice them sucking their thumb.

Children who suck their thumbs after the age of 3 are in risk of dental problems.

Some dental problems associated with thumb sucking:
  • Reshape the jaw
  • Upper teeth will flare out
  • Bottom teeth will move inward
  • Poor tongue placement
  • Problems chewing

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