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Treatment of Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Habits

This type of sucking is considered to be normal and developmentally appropriate for babies and young children. Sucking provides security and for young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, some babies begin to suck on their fingers or thumbs even before they are born.

Most children can be expected to cease sucking their thumbs, pacifiers, or other objects by 24 to 36 months of age. However, some children may continually suck on fingers, pacifiers or other objects over longer periods of time which may contribute to bite and jaw growth problems. We will carefully monitor the way your child’s teeth erupt and jaws develop at each visit. Dr. Caroline and Dr. Molly have many approaches to help families gently encourage their children with challenging sucking habits.

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Churchwell Pediatric Dentistry
1099 Poplar View Lane North
Collierville, TN 38017

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