Sucking a Thumb and Its Effect

You may realize that sucking a thumb is a reflected movement of your baby. But, do you realize that this then leads him to a bad habit? What effects are caused by this habit? As your kid grows older, it will be a soothing and joyful habit.

He can suck his thumb, finger, arm, dot, or any other thing. Generally, children suck something to find a soothing feeling when they are hungry, scared, or bored. You can also get online help to know about how to stop finger sucking.

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Step by step, this habit of sucking will stop when they are 3 years old. Children who have the habit of thumb sucking, there will be an open bite where the teeth look as if they had touched each other but open-gear they actually open. This can lead to changes in their ceiling because of their thumbs to press the ceiling.

Normal jaw shape is U, width, not too deep. The normal jaw is usually found in adults who are breastfed when they were babies. On the other hand, a narrow V-shaped jaw. It is usually found in adults who are not breastfed; the milk bottle has and has a habit of thumb sucking.

This habit also brings trouble to talk to the children. They cannot spell T and D correctly. Generally, the malocclusion can be recovered if children stop sucking their thumbs. But, if they cannot stop it, orthodontic treatment needed to correct their dental problems.