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Thumb Sucking Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of Thumb Sucking ?

If the habit is discontinued before the permanent teeth eruption, it can be considered harmless.

Continuous thumb sucking leads to many ill effects. The main symptoms of this problem is shown by the teeth and they are:

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Displacement of the child’s permanent teeth due to the uneven forces placed on the teeth by the thumb.

The upper and lower front teeth may not approximate with each other.

The upper front teeth may flare out.

The open bite or lack of approximation of upper and lower front teeth may result in speech difficulties during pronunciation.

As a result of the flared out or protruding front teeth the child may end up fracturing these teeth more often.

Protruding and uneven teeth change the facial appearance. This can cause an inferiority complex in the young mind.

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resha

my daughter is 18 months old and she sucks two fingers. as a result of that there is a bump on one the finger. it does not look like a corn or calluses,however there are some features of it such as round in shape, yellow But very very soft. what is it?

sophie007

i am 28 years old, and i am sucking finger while i am sleeping,and when i am alone, i also suck my finger for relax.....i also want to know why.....

karakar

If you have 10 research conclusions after 2003 about "why do young children suck their thumb?" kindly post with this question

hadeeldidi

My daughter is 1 year old.. and used to thumb sucking to sleep.. what should i do???

guest

can this be prevented

mainakm

Please look at the Treatment section of this article. You can also consult a Dentist directly.

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