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Is Your Child A Thumb Sucker?

Thumb sucking is a habit seen in some children. Practice starts right from the uterus in some cases and it can continue until the teen years if it did not intervene in time. 

If your child does not start finger or thumb sucking in three months of birth, then it tends to not have the habit altogether. But once you see it, as a parent, you should not ignore the signs and proactively take steps to stop it from becoming a habit.

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In most of the cases, the baby naturally abandoned the practice, but if they do not, you should visit a dental clinic for 

Negative Results Of Thumb Sucking

Due to finger sucking habits there may be some permanent mouth problems which may be a serious concern if you do not stop your child from continuing thumb-sucking.

Along with trying a household remedy, you can also consult with a dentist in your nearby area for professional guidance on the matter.

Here are some of the permanent outcomes that your child may have to face in the future with the habit of sucking the thumb:

  • Jaw or palate may narrow down your child

  • Airways may shrink

  • Changes in breathing pattern

  • Improper tooth shape and alignment

  • Difficulty in speaking

  • Problems while swallowing food

  • speech problems

  • Face shape modification

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