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A 33-year-old member asked:

what should i do to keep a thumb guard on?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Explain: Are you referring to a thumb sucking guard? Several designs use velcro style closure or come in various sizes. How old is the wearer of this guard? You may need the larger style that has a wrist strap as shown in the photograph.

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