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Dental Speak, Defined.

Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.

Thumb-sucking

Thumb-sucking is a normal habit for toddlers and children. They may suck on their thumbs, fingers and pacifiers. Thumb-sucking may cause problems in the growth and alignment of the teeth. More aggressive thumb-suckers may have issues occur with their baby teeth. Parents should consult with their dental professional to determine steps to wean their child off of thumb-sucking during the ages 2 to 4. Future orthodontic treatment may be necessary for children who thumb-suck.

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