When is it important for children to stop sucking their thumb to prevent dental complications?

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Thumb-sucking habits are normal reflexes from birth to 3 years of age, it’s used as a calming technique when a child may feel stressed. However if the habit continues for too long, it can pose a risk for dental and skeletal complications.

Dr. Kevin Knapp with Knapp Orthodontics joins us today to explain when it’s important for children to stop sucking their thumb or finger.

Knapp Orthodontics

2465 Byron station Dr. SW, Ste D – Byron Center
616-277-1938
KnappOrthodontics.com

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