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    Your Child’s Thumb-Sucking May Be Causing Crooked Teeth

    Thumb-sucking is a natural and common habit among infants and toddlers, and generally not a cause for concern. Most children will stop sucking their thumb on their own between the ages of three and six [1]. However, some children continue the habit and need intervention from parents to stop.

    If left to continue as the permanent teeth come in, thumb-sucking can impact your child’s jaw and tooth development, and may even lead to crooked teeth. Here’s what you need to know about your child’s thumb-sucking habit and their tooth development!

    An article by Dr. Ridhi Doshi. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

    Read the full article here: Your Child’s Thumb-Sucking May Be Causing Crooked Teeth


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