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[…]

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,[…]

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We are pleased to announce that we are now offering several improvements to help you triumph over thumb sucking. Our instalocks are designed to help you have an easier time of fitting the device. Once it is adjusted, it stays on, meaning you never have to adjust it again. You can read about the instalocks[…]

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[…]