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Effect of Thumb Sucking & Pacifiers

Most children find thumbsucking to be a natural reflex. Using the thumbs, fingers or pacifiers is a way to make them feel secure. Children often use this method to soothe themselves to sleep or provide comfort when they're upset. If let go beyond a normal span of time, this practice can cause damage to the child’s teeth, which is why your dentist in Carlsbad wants to delve into this habit.

How Can Thumbsucking Affect My Child's Teeth?


Once permanent teeth come in, thumbsucking can cause problems with the growth of the mouth. It can also cause a misalignment of the teeth. Sometimes thumb sucking will also change the roof of the ...

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