Can thumb sucking increase sickness among children?

By David Hutto As an adult you surely would not dream of running your hands over multiple surfaces and then licking off the collected bacteria and viruses. Yet children who suck their thumbs are doing exactly this. As parents will testify, even without thumbsucking, young children consistently bring home colds and illnesses picked up from Read more about Can thumb sucking increase sickness among children?[…]

Bullying and Thumb Sucking: The Social Impact of the Habit on Children

By David Hutto Picture a child in first grade standing on a school playground, watching other children kick a ball. The child wants to play and moves toward the other children, then asks, “Can I be in it?” Instead of an expected answer like “OK, you be on that side,” the child is told “No, Read more about Bullying and Thumb Sucking: The Social Impact of the Habit on Children[…]

Orthodontic Solutions to Thumb Sucking and their Cost

by David Hutto While the sight of a child sucking the thumb may evoke an image of innocence, the harmful effects of prolonged thumb sucking can be severe. If the services of a dentist or orthodontist become necessary to address the problem, those effects involve great effort, emotional impact, and high cost. Dental devices to Read more about Orthodontic Solutions to Thumb Sucking and their Cost[…]

Introducing our Resident Author, David Hutto.

To better serve our customers, David Hutto will be publishing researched material regarding any issues related to thumb sucking. We look forward to providing you with regular articles which can answer all of your questions!  David Hutto is a medical and health writer who has written articles for Mount Nittany Medical Center, (State College, PA); Read more about Introducing our Resident Author, David Hutto.[…]

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