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[…]

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 Read more about Damage Caused by Thumb Sucking[…]

Thumb Sucking: An Overview

By David Hutto All people are born with a natural sucking instinct, so that a newborn when placed to the mother’s breast is able to feed from birth. In addition to the pleasure and satiation of eating, breastfeeding can provide comfort and positive feelings from being held and caressed, as well as from the warmth Read more about Thumb Sucking: An Overview[…]

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