In early childhood, children feel comfortable when they have their favorite blanket, teddy bears, etc. Similarly, during the time of sleep, they are comfortable to suck their thumbs.

Thumb-sucking child go to bed early and did not have trouble sleeping. It has been found that the percentage of infants who have a habit of thumb sucking them varies between 75% and 95%. You can try thumb sucking guard to prevent thumb sucking of your kid.

Thumb-sucking child might get – buck teeth, open bite, crossbite and crowding of teeth. The habit of thumb sucking doesn't need to cause tooth movements in all cases. Biting changes can cause problems in chewing, swallowing and speaking.

The thumb-sucking child tends to withdraw when they suck their thumbs. This behavior can interfere with their ability to learn as well as their participation in all activities.


Praise the child whenever he stopped sucking his thumb and avoid punishing a child in this account. Be positive and supportive.

Every time a child feels unsafe or needs comfort starts sucking his thumb. Therefore you have to eliminate the reasons that cause anxiety and make the child feel comfortable.

Observe the time when children tend to suck up and distract him at times.

If the child is old try to talk it over with the child and find a method of stopping by involving him.

Make your dentist explain to the children about what is happening on the teeth due to thumb sucking.