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Three Hidden Dangers of Thumb Sucking

Written by Family Photos. Posted in Anti thumb sucking devices, Plastic thumb guard, Stop sucking thumb

Regardless of whether you are your child are thumbsuckers, there’s no denying that the habit is pervasive. Studies show that 12% of adults are habitual thumbsuckers, and many children suck their thumbs and fingers past the age of four. Experts agree that before you look into thumb sucking deterrents or finger guards for kids, it’s important to have a desire to stop the habit and some knowledge of the consequences of continuing. Here are the three biggest reasons that thumbsucking can be a problem, and why you should look for a deterrent.

Tooth Problems

Perhaps the most commonly discussed problem with thumb sucking is that it can lead to overbites, underbites, or crooked teeth. In a few rare cases, it can even lead to speech impediments in small children. Dentists recommend encouraging children to stop thumb sucking around age four, but if your child is past that age (or if you are an adult thumb sucker) now is always a good time to break the habit.

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