Protect Your Child's Teeth: Tips To Stop Thumb And Pacifier Sucking
Most infants and young children find that sucking on a pacifier or thumb can be soothing. Although this is a normal and expected part of childhood development, prolonged pacifier use or thumb-sucking can be problematic for your child's dental health. Most children will break the habit on their own around the time they start preschool, but some kids need direct intervention to put a stop to the sucking. Here's a look at some tips your family dentist may recommend to help kick the habit and protect your child's teeth.