Is Your Child’s Thumb-Sucking a Problem?

Most toddlers engage in thumb-sucking by the time they reach 3. As a parent, there are certain things you should know about this common habit.

Key takeaways:

  • Thumb-sucking isn’t a problem unless your child doesn’t stop when they’re 5 or 6 years old.
  • If this habit isn’t broken, it can lead to misaligned, crowded, or crooked teeth.
  • Prolonged thumb-sucking can also cause jaw alignment problems and an improper bite.

A child-friendly dentist can offer advice on how to break this habit before it causes long-term problems to your kid’s oral health.

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