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,[…]

Damage Caused by Thumb Sucking

By David Hutto The word “occlusion” is used to describe the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. The best fit is when the upper teeth slightly fit over the front of the lower teeth, with molars (the rear teeth) fitting together in a kind of grooved way. “Malocclusion” refers to a situation in which[…]