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My 6 year old daughter can't stop thumb sucking. her teeth are not in allignment. what can be done? please help. thanks.

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
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 your child, good luck.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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 panic though because there is treatment . See your dentist. They will refer you to the proper specialists to stop the oral habit, orthodonticly move teeth to proper alignment. And the bone will be remolded to normal.

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