Thumb-Sucking Stopper

Thumb-Sucking Stopper

There are 5 comments on the Kutv.com story from Aug 7, 2010, titled Thumb-Sucking Stopper. In it, Kutv.com reports that:

Eighty-percent of babies do it, and some people consider it cute. But dentists say long-term thumbs sucking can cause permanent damage to children's teeth.

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Betty

Eugene, OR

#1 Aug 7, 2010
I had the same experience with my son. All he loves to do is suck his thumb. I've tried all these different thing but he just switches to this other thumb.

I then just thought I would give up; I figured he isn't hurting anyone and that was his security blanked. Then I asked his doctor about it and he told me all the bad things that can happen as far as his teeth are concerned & its stops your chin development!

He told me to look at adults with no chin form and that most likely means they sucked the them...

So I searched the internet and found these pair of gloves...he loved wearing them & after a couple of months he has stopped sucking his thumb!

The funny part is we just bought him another pair because he loves wearing them...he calls himself Sonic the Hedgehog...lol

Here is the site in case anyone else is looking

http://endthumbsucking.com/
Stop Thumb Sucking
she

Ashland, KY

#2 Nov 10, 2010
im 13 an i have sucked my thunmb my whole life an the dentist told me if i didnt stop then they would have to brake my jaws to fix my teeth so im goin to stop an i have stopped before for about 2 or 3 months then i start back an i looked it up an you can get these things called tumb stoppers that go on the roof of your mouth im goin to tell my mom about it to see if i can get one i know it sounds bad that i have to get something put in the roof of my mouth but atleast im tryien to stop.
cassidy mashburn

Philadelphia, MS

#3 Jul 18, 2013
]im 13 an i have sucked my thunmb my whole life an the dentist told me if i didnt stop then they would have to brake my jaws to fix my teeth so im goin to stop an i have stopped before for about 2 or 3 months then i start back an i looked it up an you can get these things called tumb stoppers that go on the roof of your mouth im goin to tell my mom about it to see if i can get one i know it sounds bad that i have to get something put in the roof of my mouth but atleast im tryien to stop.
Anonymous

Magnolia, TX

#4 Feb 28, 2014
Thumb sucking may cause a person to require orthodontic ( http://drsohl.com/invisalign-clear-braces.php ) treatment later in life!
Sara graham

Biloxi, MS

#5 Mar 26, 2014
Well I'm 14 and so far I've sucked my thumb my whole life... It's helps me calm down and everything but I also hate it... It makes my teeth look wierd and I feel stupid... I've tried almost everything my the nasty nail polish to having a soft material or rock to rubb when ur nervous.... Please help.. I'm going to high school this year and I really want to stop...

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