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The Long Term Effects of Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a normal habit and soothing for babies and toddlers. While most children grow out of this habit during their toddler years, some parents are faced with the fact that elementary school children their age are still sucking their thumbs.

If your child is still sucking his/her thumb as the permanent teeth grow in, or will not relinquish the pacifier, you may have to help and stop finger sucking habit in order to prevent dental problems in the future.

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What long-term impact is your child at risk if they continue to suck their thumbs?

  • Gear driven around, which may lead to overbite or underbite into shape. Thumb sucking has the potential to make overbite, underbite, or open bite because of the presence of a gear shift thumb was in his mouth.
  • A lisp is being built because of the constant thumb sucking can affect the position of the jaw bone.
  • Germs of the thumb and the surrounding area that affects your body.

Here are some tips on how you can stop your child from sucking their thumbs at the moment:

  • Do not scold or punish your child to suck their thumbs because it can create stress and reasons to suck their thumbs more.
  • Be gentle when encouraging your child to not suck their thumbs. They should be long enough to understand the reasons why this dangerous habit.
  • Explain to them the long-term effects of such habits and what that might entail.