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Get Help For Your Child’s Thumb Sucking in Sandy & West Valley

If you’re concerned about what thumb sucking can do to your child’s future smile, contact Dentistry for Children for guidance and support. Dr. Rooklidge and our team have the experience you need to help your child break this habit. Stopping them from sucking their thumb can help:

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  • Ensure that your child’s permanent teeth develop properly
  • Reduce the chances that they will need orthodontic treatment later
  • Preserve normal facial structure
  • Prevent speech problems and potential embarrassment

Whether you visit our Sandy, UT dentist office (801-871-3008) or our West Valley, UT dentist office (801-758-7119), our team can help you come up with strategies to stop your child from sucking their thumb. Call us at either location today for an appointment that fits around your busy schedule.

Learn More About This Habit & When to Stop It

Did you know that thumb sucking can often be seen in the womb? It is a completely natural reflex that most children do for some period of time.

That said, if children continue sucking their thumbs past their fourth or fifth birthday, they could be putting their future smiles in jeopardy. If your child has reached 4 or 5 years old and is still sucking their thumb, you should visit Dentistry for Children for help discouraging this behavior.

When you and your child visit us, we will talk with you both to determine the best strategies to stop thumb sucking. Every case is different, so we will do our best to come up with the solutions that work for you and your child.

Here are some tips on things you can try on your own to help stop your kids from sucking their thumbs:

  • Praise your child for not sucking their thumb instead of punishing them for doing it
  • Put a bandage on your child’s thumb at night
  • Talk with your child about why they suck their thumb and try to address the root cause

Stop worrying about how best to stop thumb sucking. Call Dentistry for Children today for personalized, professional advice: in Sandy at 801-871-3008 or in West Valley at 801-758-7119. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule their first dental visit or to ask questions.

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Did you know that thumb sucking can often be seen in the womb? Thumb sucking is a completely natural reflex that most children do for some period of time. That said, if children continue sucking their thumbs past their fourth or fifth birthday, they could be putting their future smiles in jeopardy. If your child has reached 4 years of age and is still sucking their thumb, you should visit our trusted Murray, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children for help discouraging this behavior. Let us help your children stop sucking their thumbs. Visit our website: https://dentistryforchildrenutah.com/family-dentistry/thumb-sucking/ to learn more. You may also contact us at 801-871-3008 to set an appointment with us today! Add and Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dentistryforchildrenutah Twitter: https://twitter.com/ERooklidgeDDS Google+: https://plus.google.com/109546581850547410059 Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/dentistry-for-children-sandy Subscribe to our YouTube Channel now to watch updated videos from Dentistry for Children!