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Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers | Sacramento Dentist

The Effects Of Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers BEING A PARENT, though wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and full of uncertainties, especially when it’s your first child and everything is new and overwhelming. Our practice might not be able to take away all of the uncertainties, but we can certainly help you out when it comes to pacifiers and thumb sucking and their effects on your child’s dental health. Benefits of Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers According to the American Dental Association, it’s a natural reflex for babies to suck on things. They find it comforting and soothing, which means that allowing thumb sucking or giving them a pacifier can help them feel happy and safe as they grow from infancy to toddlerhood. At this stage, are many benefits to pacifiers or thumb sucking, for the baby and for the parents: It helps your baby sleep (which also helps you sleep). It keeps your baby calmer when separated from you. Studies have shown that pacifiers reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). When To Wean One of the main concerns parents often have about thumb sucking in particular is whether or not it will cause their adult teeth to grow in crooked. This certainly can be a problem, but not for toddlers. Most children will stop sucking their thumbs on their own by age fou