How to Help Your Child Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Young children suck on pacifiers, thumbs, and fingers to soothe themselves, help themselves fall asleep, and to learn about the world. Thumb sucking helps young children feel happy and secure. Children usually stop sucking their thumbs around two to four years old, or when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues to suck their thumb after their... read more »

How to Prevent Thumbsucking

Thumbsucking can create problems with the growth of the mouth and the alignment of the teeth, which is why we ask that you do everything you can to keep your child from sucking their thumb. To help you do so, our Children's Crossing team recommends that you do the following things: · Praise your child when they choose not to... read more »

Thumbsucking and Oral Care

It’s a natural reflex for your child to suck on their thumb. This habit makes them secure and happy, and it gives them the comfort they need in this crazy world. However, thumbsucking can be a big burden for the teeth, especially permanent teeth. How can thumbsucking hurt my child’s teeth? Thumbsucking affects the alignment of the teeth as well... read more »