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Early Behavioral Refinements

Thumb or Digit Sucking

Thumb or Digit Sucking is a behavior usually involves placing the thumb into the mouth and rhythmically repeating sucking contact for a prolonged duration.

Thumb or Digit Sucking can cause tooth misalignment, experience uncomfortable or serious skin problems on their preferred thumb and may cause lisping and other speech impediments, including an inability to pronounce hard consonant sounds like “D” and “T. It can also cause social issues.


How to break it?

Talk to your child about his or her thumb sucking. You are more likely to be successful in stopping the habit if your child wants to stop and helps choose the method involved.
In some cases, paying no attention to thumb sucking is enough to stop the behavior – especially if your child uses thumb sucking as a way to get attention.


If ignoring it isn’t effective, try one of these techniques:

Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing is breathing through the mouth rather than through nose.

It is harmful and causes obvious oral effects such as gum disease, gingivitis, sore throat and bad breath. It can also cause a wide range of other issues, from headaches to digestive disturbances.

How to deal with it?

A combination of treatments can restore proper breathing such as:

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