Why is Thumb-Sucking Bad for Your Teeth?

Yesterday, on the Rahny Taylor Morning Show on 97.3, Erin discussed with the group why thumb-sucking is not good for your child's teeth. 

Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that if you have something, like your thumb, between your upper and lower teeth for long periods of time, your teeth will develop around your thumb. When your teeth develop around something else, they don't line up properly in front. Oftentimes then, the front teeth won't be able to come together, decreasing the functionality of the teeth both for eating, and sometimes speech. 

While most children will drop this habit at a relatively early age, it is good to be aware of it and to try to help them to break it sooner than later. If you ever have concerns about your child's teeth, we encourage you to come in and ask us! We are here to serve you!

To listen to the full segment from yesterday's Tooth Day Tuesday, click here: