Education: Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. Some forms are, fingers, hands or items such as a pacifier. Most children stop thumb-sucking on their own at the age 2 to 4.Prolonged thumb-sucking may cause the teeth to become improperly aligned and push the teeth outward. This can affect the way the child’s teeth bite together. As well as the growth of the jaw and the bones that supports the teeth. The Pediatric Dentist may  recommend ways to change the behavior, including a mouth appliance that interferes with the sucking habit.