Thumb Sucking and Soothers……

Dr. Jordan Pettigrew

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Thumb sucking and soother use can make a baby feel secure and happy.  Since the habit is relaxing it may induce sleep.
The habit that persists past the eruption of teeth can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment.
The example above shows an anterior open bite due to thumb sucking or soother use.
In some cases orthodontic correction might be required due to this habit.