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Although common, thumb sucking routines displayed in children can cause a downturn in their oral health. To help combat risks associated with thumb sucking, make sure that you help treat and remove the condition if it begins to arise within your child. Through effective treatments and care, it is possible to eradicate the condition before it can cause further damage to a child’s oral health.

Are you aware of the health risks associated with thumb sucking and how it can hinder the growth of your child’s teeth? Not only can it cause issues with permanent teeth, but it can also even cause problems with alignments in your mouth. To avoid problems associated with thumb sucking, always praise your child and build their confidence so that they break the habit themselves. However, if your child begins to approach the age of four, advanced treatments will need to be required, including the application of a bitter-tasting substance from our pediatric dentist.

Dr. Thomas E. Wold and all of our fantastic team are located in Bend, Oregon. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry for more information, please call our office at 541.389.1301. We look forward to seeing you soon and meeting your child’s dental needs.