For many children, sucking their thumb, fingers, or a pacifier is a common habit that brings the comfort they are looking for. Passive sucking habits typically lessen and then disappear completely within the first few years of life as your child matures and develops. However, if your child continues their habit into their toddler years or demonstrates an aggressive habit of sucking on fingers or objects, they can begin to experience some dental problems.
Drs. Koehler, Soria, and Padmanabhan can monitor and check your child’s mouth to ensure their habit is not causing dental issues. Our pediatric dentists can also provide tips on how to help your child quit their pacifier, finger, or thumb sucking habits. Please contact Pediatric Dental Associates at 860-649-4655 for more information, and to schedule your appointment.
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