Oral Health Care, Thumb Sucking   •   April 14, 2021

How to Break the Habit of Thumb Sucking in Children?

Thumb sucking is common among babies and some start sucking their thumbs inside their mothers’ wombs. They have natural sucking reflexes and usually suck their thumbs to self-soothe or when they are trying to fall asleep. Thumb or pacifier sucking is a habit that helps babies and toddlers to feel safe and secure. However, after […]

Kids Dentist, Oral Health Care, Thumb Sucking   •   September 10, 2020

Thumb Sucking: Is it Good or Bad for Your Child?

Raising a young child brings many different aspects. Small children seem to learn how to get past all your best child-proofing strategies, outgrow their clothes every other month, and when is it time to try potty-training? As a specialized pediatric dental practice, Joyful Smiles can’t help you out with problems like those, but we’ve got your […]

Joyful Smiles, Thumb Sucking   •   January 24, 2018

Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking, including various types of fingers is a very common habit observed in children. It is considered a normal phenomenon during the first two years of life. Studies show that thumb sucking habits are found in approximately 90% of American children under the age of four. Thumb sucking may develop early in life, starting […]