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How To Treat Symptoms Of Thumb Sucking

Most children use thumb sucking to calm themselves down and, if possible, the coping mechanism itself needs to be replaced. When the child has reached the age where they can understand why this is a problem, just explain why it is a problem and try to think about it. Help them understand that this can […]

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Long-Term Effects Of Thumb Sucking On The Mouth

Not all results are thumb sucking damage to the teeth or mouth. For example, passive holding the thumb in the mouth usually does not cause damage. However, active finger sucking with a lot of movement can cause damage to the primary (baby) teeth, although this usually corrects itself as the permanent teeth come in.  Strong […]

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