“Thumb-Sucking, finger sucking, and pacifier use are natural comforting actions for babies. Most infants stop the habit by age two, however, if your child does not stop, you should help to curb the habit as soon as possible. Prolonged thumb sucking can create crowded teeth, permanent bite problems, or even speech impairment. We encourage parents to break the habit as early as possible by using positive reinforcement.
We offer a thumb sucking program that helps children gently transition away from the habit. Your child will be paired with his/her favorite dental assistant and will be required to call the office and report on his/her daily progress. After five days of consistently calling in and not sucking their thumb, your child will be rewarded with an Amazon gift card!
We can break the habit together!