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One-Third of all orthodontic patients are adults.  Seek an orthodontic consultation.  Tooth position  can be corrected at any age--it's never "too late". Good Luck! Dr. R. 
Sucking Thumb: My daughter does it…Any advices? by Laura Patient Expert My daughter will be six in March and still sucks her thumb. Sucking her thumb really calms... and she only started thumb sucking at the age of 2,5 years. I remember quite well that it was summer and she started...
Medicine Monday- Bruising, Thumb Sucking and Anemia in Children by Dr. Sheila Cason Medical Doctor and a half year old to stop sucking his thumbs? Harry is a hard core thumb sucker and is just healing... when it started looking better and a lot less icky. This is not the first time that he has injured his thumbs...
Sucking Thumb: My daughter does it…Any advices? by Laura Patient Expert My daughter will be five in March and still sucks her thumb. Sucking her thumb really calms... and she only started thumb sucking at the age of 2,5 years. I remember quite well that it was summer and she started...
Thumb-sucking, Comfort Object and Teddy Needs a Bath Product Review by Amy R. Patient Expert enough for piggies – and it looks so cute when it is up) She only sucks her thumb when she is holding Buddy.  I’m not really worried about the thumb-sucking because her dentist said it really isn’t a big deal...
Putting an End to Thumb-Sucking by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry cases. Most times, an open bite caused by thumb-sucking or similar oral habit can be corrected... in that it helps stop the thumb-sucking and retrains the mouth and face muscles, restoring proper function...
quitting thumb-sucking: it's not just hard on kids by Linda and Cara .. Healthy Living Professional When my kids were newborns, I clung fervently to the almighty pacifier as a soother - even learning to tuck the bottom half right into their "baby burrito" swaddling at night to encourage it to stay in place. As they...
14 Weeks by Tiffany Snook Patient Expert Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally..., and possibly suck his thumb. Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny...
Breastfeeding and Thumbsucking? by BreastFeedingMums .. Patient Expert and sucked my thumb until I was around six years old. Why am I telling you this? Well I read... than babies who aren't. And furthermore, of those breastfed babies who do suck their thumbs, babies...
Question of the day: Is Finger Sucking Bad for Baby? by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert for a baby/child to suck their thumb/fingers. Sucking is very soothing, and infants have very few reliable... sucking?  My 6.5 month-old son has been breastfeed since birth and continues to be breastfed in addtion...

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Prevention ... ld things on their own. Take your dentist's advice on when first to take your baby to the dentist. You could t ... » Read on
Treatment ... articular, you should make sure that children do not suck their thumb, frequently washing hands, and scrubbing under finger ... » Read on