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What can be done at home to stop the thumb sucking habit

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WHAT CAN BE DONE AT HOME TO STOP THE THUMB SUCKING HABIT

There is widespread agreement that you should take a positive approach with your child to help him/her overcome this habit because this will allow your child to build confidence and take pride in his/her accomplishment. A negative approach that involves criticism is unlikely to work and may even worsen the situation if your child seeks negative attention from re-engaging in this behavior. Even so, you should attempt to gently explain the consequences of this habit to your child. At the same time, here are some suggestions that you can implement on your own to help your child stop this activity:

At lee orthodontics, we can fabricate an appliance help with thumbsucking and/or tongue thrust habit. If you would like a consultation, please contact Lee Orthodontics in Concord, CA. 

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