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1 year olds thumb sucking question

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
15 years experience Pediatrics
Thumbsucking: It could cause some issues for the teeth, but otherwise it is not unsafe. I would look into why this is happening, particularly if it is new. Make sur ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking at his age is not helping his bite..he should have been broken from the habit years ago

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Thumbusters.com : This is a thumb "glove" or thumbuddytolove. Or you could try mavala stop (paint on bad taste) they all work differently, one may work for yo ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
See a pedodontist: Thumb sucking should stop by age 2. After that, it does harm by moving the teeth and opening the bite. Also the jaw bones become malformed. Don't p ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Many : Many children suck their thumb or fingers until age 2 to 4 years old. If they continue sucking (to include a pacifier) once their permanent teeth com ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
YES!!: Thumb sucking causes a slew of dental problems. It changes the growth pattern of the upper jaw, flares the upper front teeth forward, pushes in the lo ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely: Unlike a pacifier that can be thrown away, a thumb is permanently available. Please gently try to discourage the habit, but remember for many kids it ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
22 years experience Pediatrics
Clinical hypnosis: Hypnotherapy when performed by competent clinical hypnotherapists can be effective. Most clinical hypnotherapists are psychiatrists so consult your l ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Bitter thumb: The best way of stopping the thumb sucking habit is to use a non toxic bitter taste on the thumb. I suggest coffee grounds or fresh aloe.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Seek help: If you are regressing so far, i would suggest you seek professional help.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying : Some people do this. It is not going to harm you in any way. Quite a few folks do this compulsively while they are awake — it seems to be in the brain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Thumb sucking: Substitute with something you can take away in 2-3 months. Babies enjoy sucking but long term thumb sucking will damage dental structure. Use a pacifi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Age of patient?: Infant: offer pacifier toddler: out of sight, out of mind child: peer pressure, thumb sucking splint (breaks the suction), painting nails with bit ... Read More

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