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KIDS ARE THUMB- SUCKING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

WHY KIDS ARE THUMB – SUCKING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Kids like sucking their thumbs because it calming and comforting; many babies do it even before they are born in the womb. Kids turn to their thumbs when they are scared, tired, sick, sleepy or adjusting to new changes like when starting preschool. Experts say kids can safely suck their thumbs without causing damage to the alignment of their jaws or teeth until the appearance of their permanent teeth around age six. Take into consideration that all thumb- sucking is not equally harmful; the tongue’s thrust and sucking intensity are the main cause for deforming teeth and the need for braces in future. Children who suck aggressively are more likely to have dental problems later on. You need to observe …

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