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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

The team at Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group can help you and your child work together to break thumb sucking and pacifier habits.

We can help break your child's thumb sucking habit.

In babies and young children, thumb sucking is a normal, self-soothing behaviour. However, though most children typically out grow this habit by the age of 5, some don't.

This becomes a problem when adult teeth start growing in, since over time, continued thumb sucking can push them out of alignment.

If you're having a hard time getting your child to break this habit, The Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group team can help. 

To discourage thumb sucking and break the habit, we can create a dental appliance, which is cemented behind your child's front teeth. The appliance isn't uncomfortable, but it helps make thumb sucking less enjoyable.

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