Thumb Sucking

This seems to be a natural phase of any baby, but if it goes on for too long it is possible that bite problems may arise. It is possible for the pressure of a thumb, finger or pacifier resting on the gums to interfere with normal tooth eruption and even jaw growth.

Some thumb-suckers develop an “open bite,” meaning the teeth don’t overlap when a child bites together. This is just another reason why coming to us sooner then later is beneficial to you and your family and is an important reason to maintain your child’s regular schedule of dental exams, starting at age 1.