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Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Yes: The same as using a pacifier. It can cause rounding of the top front teeth and an over bite. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How to stop baby from sucking lower lips to prevent thickened lips and pushing out teeth.

How to stop baby from sucking lower lips to prevent thickened lips and pushing out teeth.

Baby: Common for baby to suck lower lip. Habit usually transient. You don't give your child's age, but pernicious habits discontinued before age 4 usually result in no damage. All children should see Dentist @ age 1, Orthodontist @ age 7. If you have any dento-facial developmental concerns, seek examination with Pedodontist, a Zpediatric Dental Specialist. ...Read more

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How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking cost?

How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking  cost?

Thumbsucking: A mouthpiece is otc. Go to a pharmacy to find out the cost. ...Read more

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Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Chapped lips: Both activities probably contributed to chapped lips. Chapped lips are simply injury to the outer lining or the upper layer of skin. This can be from dehydration or any other kind of injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to damage the jaw accidentally by smacking the sides of mouth or ends of teeth with toothbrush too hard while brushing?

Is it possible to damage the jaw accidentally by smacking the sides of mouth or ends of teeth with toothbrush too hard while brushing?

Not likely: Sometimes a minor injury to the jaw can result in TMJ disorder, or a bite problem, but not by brushing or flossing your teeth. See your dentist for TMJ eval. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Won't cause cancer: There is no evidence biting lips causes cancer. This is an extremely common habit. Anxiety is the root cause of the habit in many cases. The web is filled with suggestions of how to break the habit. The following link has good suggestions that will help you>>http://bit.ly/1MZAkOt A few minutes of "mindful meditation" in the morning may be helpful>>http://amzn.to/1b576Ni..http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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Does sucking your thumb cause your front two teeth to stick out of place and create dentistry problems?

Does sucking your thumb cause your front two teeth to stick out of place and create dentistry problems?

Yep...: Thumb or finger sucking, or other objects being sucked on continually will change the shape of ones mouth, the arrangement of the teeth (not just the two front one). It's like have braces on. Except the brackets are your fingers or thumbs and that sucking action causing the movement over time. ...Read more

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Can your throat hurt from second hand smoke?

Can your throat hurt from second hand smoke?

Smoking: Yes it certainly can -secondhand smoke is more toxic than firsthand smoke by a factor of 4. 4 times more toxic. ...Read more

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What may be the best way to clear any flem from vocal chords from damages of second hand smoke?

What may be the best way to clear any flem from vocal chords from damages of second hand smoke?

Inflammed vocal cord: Prolonged exposure to smoking can cause inflammation to the vocal cords, irritation and productive cough.If your phlegm is frothy or bubbly you might be having asthmatic attacks, if colored you need antibiotics.Consult your md for further evaluation.Thanks! ...Read more

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Could the saliva from my his thumb sucking cause irritation when he rubs his eyes?

Could the saliva from my his thumb sucking cause irritation when he rubs his eyes?

Skin hates drool: Excess exposure to saliva can cause skin irritation. Thumbsuckers have excess saliva/drool on their thumbs which is known to irritate the skin on the thumb as well as around the mouth. Eye rubbing, however, is brief and mostly occurs with the back of a closed fist (not the thumb), so minimal contact with the saliva occurs. In theory, it could irritate the skin, but not likely. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Can thumb sucking result in gum infection in infants ? How can it be stopped ?

Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking is normal and it can not cause gum infection. Also, most infants out grow this so no need to try and stop it. ...Read more

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How to ease my mouth pain from incoming wisdom teeth!?

How to ease my mouth pain from incoming wisdom teeth!?

See a dentist.: You need to be seen by a dentist and be evaluated for treatment. You can get some relief with over the counter analgesics like ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. ...Read more

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Can hitting your hand against hard surfaces result in nerve damage?

Can hitting your hand against hard surfaces result in nerve damage?

Yes: There are small nerves on the back of the hand that can be injured by hitting it on a hard surface. Symptoms include shooting pain and numbness. These do tend to resolve with time. See a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can breathing though mouth damage teeth?

Can breathing though mouth damage teeth?

Indirectly: Although mouthbreathing is not traumatic to teeth, the resultant over-drying of the oral cavity will reduce tha saliva's ability to buffer acid formation in the mouth. This will make teeth more succeptible to cavities. ...Read more

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Thumbsucking (Definition)

Dentists generally call these, digit habits, fingers thumb, finger nails. If the person seems to have their fingers in their mouth after the initial eruption of the primary teeth they may have developed the habit. It can be a soothing reflex but can cause growth alterations in the eruption of the ...Read more