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Dr. R. James Richardson II

Pediatric Dentistry

Infancy through the College Years

Can thumb sucking be harmful for my child’s teeth?

Thumb and pacifier sucking habits that go on for a long period of time can create crowded, crooked teeth or bite problems. If they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers when the permanent teeth arrive, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist. Most children stop these habits on their own.

 

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