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Know What to do to Ease Your Child Out of the Thumb Sucking Habit
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Thumb Sucking in Children...

Don't Panic! Take Methodical Approach to Help Your Child Stop Thumb Sucking
...The good news, though, is that thumb sucking is a completely normal activity for babies and young children, and if they stop by age 4 it should have no adverse effects on their future bite...

Take Positive Action with Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit
...For most children thumb sucking begins to fade as their swallowing pattern changes...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...We'll also help you work through other childhood issues like teething, thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
...Thumb sucking is a normal, comforting habit for babies and toddlers...

Actress Emma Stone Reveals How Thumb Sucking Affected Her Teeth
...In a recent interview with W magazine, Emma Stone, the stunning 28-year-old star of critically-acclaimed films like La La Land and Birdman, explained how orthodontic appliances helped her overcome problems caused by a harmful habit: persistent thumb sucking in childhood...

Encourage Your Child to Stop Thumb Sucking by Age 4
There's something universal about thumb sucking: nearly all babies do it, and nearly all parents worry about it...

Keep an Eye Out for Problems if Your Children Grind Their Teeth
...Bruxism is actually common among pre-adolescent children, considered by many healthcare professionals as normal behavior like thumb sucking...

Thumb Sucking One of Many Factors to Consider When Treating a Poor Bite
It’s true — thumb sucking beyond age 4 can cause bite problems for permanent teeth...

Teeth Grinding in Older Children and Adolescents a Cause for Concern
... Like thumb sucking, the habit of teeth grinding usually ends with no permanent ill effects...

Encourage Your Child to Stop Thumb Sucking Around Age 3
One of the biggest concerns we hear from parents is about their child's thumb sucking habit...

Monitoring Your Child's Thumb Sucking Could Help Avoid Future Bite Problems
... Thumb sucking is related to how young children swallow...

Take Steps to Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
Many things can affect your child’s future dental health: oral hygiene, diet, or habits like thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

Watch for These Developing Bite Problems with Your Child's Teeth
...One possible cause is late thumb sucking, which can put undue pressure on the front teeth and cause them to develop too far forward while forcing the bottom front teeth further backwards...

Overview and General Tips
...Semi-annual check-ups allow our office to spot early conditions, such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations, gum disease, and prolonged thumb sucking...

Pacifiers and Thumb and Finger Sucking
In general, I would discourage thumb sucking or pacifiers after the age of 4 because they may lead to overcrowded and crooked teeth, as well as bite problems...

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