Your pediatric dentist will carefully watch the way your child’s teeth erupt and jaws develop, keeping the sucking habit in mind at all times. Because persistent habits may cause long-term problems, intervention may be recommended for children beyond 3 years of age.

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Thumb, Finger Sucking

Thumb, Finger Sucking

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  1. […] Most children stop sucking habits on their own, but some children need the help of their parents and their pediatric dentist. When your child is old enough to understand the possible results of a sucking habit, your pediatric dentist can urge your child to stop, as well as talk about what happens to the teeth and jaws if your child does not stop. This advice, coupled with support from parents, helps most children quit. If this approach does not work, your pediatric dentist may recommend ways to change the behavior, including a mouth appliance that interferes with sucking habits. Remember to always praise your child for their efforts. Leave us your comments. We greatly appreciate your opinion. Let us know what other topic you would like to have covered. Check out this related post on sucking habit. […]

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