Should I be worried about thumb or pacifier sucking habits?
Before the child’s second birthday, thumb
sucking habits are considered natural behavior. Most children stop these habits on their own. However, if your child’s thumb or finger sucking habits persists past the age of three, they can create crowded and crooked teeth, as well as bite and speech problems. It is recommended for parents to encourage their child to stop his/her sucking habits by the age of three. Visit us for recommendation of encouragement methods. If encouragement methods fail, a mouth appliance may be recommended to block the habits.