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Doctor insights on: Stop Pacifier Tips

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How to stop thumb sucking?

How to stop thumb sucking?

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 bitter substance specially designed for this teen/adult: habit replacement therapy, plus child treatments. ...Read more

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How to stop grinding my teeth?

How to stop grinding my teeth?

Relax, reduce stress: Many people grind their teeth during times of great emotional stress. If there is much going on in your life right now, take a step back and try and relax. Clear your mind of daily disturbances. Meditate, whatever it takes to reduce the stress is your first step. Next see a dentist to make sure the grinding hasn't caused any damage and have a mouth guard made. Muscle relaxers can help temporarily. ...Read more

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Will using a pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Will using a  pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Teenage cousin wont stop sucking her thumb, how to stop her?

Teenage cousin wont stop sucking her thumb, how to stop her?

Cant force her: A dentist can put in a mouth guard that doesn't allow her to get her thumb in her mouth. Seeing a counselor to help discern why she still does it (anxiety and comfort are usually why) and to help give her other ways to self comfort would also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I stop thumb sucking?

How can I stop thumb sucking?

Yours or a child's?: If you're asking about you, just stop sucking your thumb. Try chewing gum. If you're talking about a child, it depends on the age. If it's a baby or a toddler, you can't, so stop worrying about it. A baby who needs to suck will suck, and almost all grow out of it. If it's an older child try a system of rewards for not sucking, like gold stars or a desirable toy. ...Read more

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How do I stop the pacifier?

How do I stop the pacifier?

Pacifier problems: Many airway problems develop in children with prolonged pacifier use. The dental arch is not developed normally when there is a malocclusion caused by a pacifier or thumb in place continually. So, stopping this habit early is a benefit. Best is behavior modification with rewards, second is removal of the pacifier from the house. The danger is that a thumb will be substituted. Positive feedback ! ...Read more

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Methods to stop lip biting habit?

Methods to stop lip biting habit?

Cognitive behaviorTx: If lip biting has been occurring over a relatively brief period of time, i would encourage the individual to become more conscious or aware and making a mental note, or instead by keeping a daily journal of all the details; if the behavior continues i would recommend a therapist who practices cbt. ...Read more

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How to stop cheek biting asleep?

How to stop cheek biting asleep?

CHEEK BITING: The dentist will put a dental guard to keep you from grinding teeth while asleep so you can not bite your cheek. ...Read more

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Anyone tips to stop my racing mind?

Anyone  tips to stop my racing mind?

First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training ... Quietly pay attention to those thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tips on how to stop self harming?

Tips on how to stop self harming?

Self harming: You cannot manage this alone. You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist for help. ...Read more

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How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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Help me stop biting my nails?

OK, STOP IT!: Generally it is a bad habit, but there may be help for you yet! try this web md web site for some good advice including remedies such as coating your nails with a bitter polish to decreasing stress through other means etc. Good luck to you. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/nails/stop-nail-biting-tips. ...Read more

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How can I wean my child off thumb sucking?

How can I wean my child off thumb sucking?

Thumb sucking: You just have to remind them it is not a good thing to do. You have to break the habit. You could reward them with toys or bribes. Try to stay away from candy. You can also read some of the articles by dr brazelton who is an excellent resource for pediatrics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Fingernail falling off secondary to sucking his thumb  he is 22 months old. How to make sure another nail will grow in and tips to help stop sucking. ?

Don't worry: Not uncommon at this age, don't even try to stop it , it will grow back . My son did this and has a normal, although spoon shaped nail, but he is doing well in college. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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Where can I get thumb guards to help children stop sucking their thumbs?

Where can I get thumb guards to help children stop sucking their thumbs?

They don't work: Putting something on the thumb does not work, behavioral modification programs are much more helpful. ...Read more

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How can I stop my nail biting habit?

Nail biting: Nail biting is usually a nervous habit that can be hard to stop. Some methods that have worked include application of otc nail lacquers that contain foul tasting or hot substances that make biting distasteful. Also occasional oral meds such as a ssri or other anti-anxiety meds may work. ...Read more

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How to make kids stop poping their fingers?

How to make kids stop poping their fingers?

Say it's not good!: I assume popping fingers means cracking knuckles. While never proven, it may lead to inflamed joints and discomfort if done too much. If you can explain this , some kids may stop. Also, keep their hands busy with a puzzle when they are bored- or put hands in pockets! ...Read more