While watching babies suck their thumbs can be absolutely adorable, thumb sucking can cause some dental problems in the future! As long as your child stops sucking his or her thumb by the time their baby teeth start falling out, there shouldn’t be a problem. However, if the habit lasts beyond this stage, you may need to address it.
Thumb sucking can cause functional and aesthetic problems for your child’s mouth. Some of these problems include:
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to encourage your child to stop sucking his or her thumb.
Most children will stop sucking their thumb on their own before any intervention is needed. However, if the habit continues into kindergarten, it may be time to step in with some preventative measures. Below are a few tips on how to discourage your child from sucking his or her thumb.
If you’re having a difficult time keeping your child from sucking his or her thumb, we’d be happy to offer a few more suggestions! To make an appointment at Camp Little Tooth®, please contact our Lafayette, Colorado pediatric dental office today. Our phone number is 303-604-1000.
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