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How Thumbsucking Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

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How Thumbsucking Can Affect Your Child’s Teeth

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Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world.

However, after permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth. It can also cause changes in the roof of the mouth. Click here to learn other effects that thumbsucking may have on your child’s teeth as well as ways to stop it.

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