Thumb sucking offers a child comfort and is a rather tricky habit to break. However, it is necessary to help your child stop thumb sucking before their baby teeth erupt. That’s right-you did read that correct. It is ideal for your child to stop thumb sucking before their baby teeth even start to grow in. The reason is because thumb sucking when your child has teeth can drastically impact their dental development. It can cause an open bite or flaring of the teeth. How the baby teeth are impacted, impacts the growth and development of your child’s permanent teeth. If you need help with your child’s thumb habit and notice an irregularity of your child’s teeth and dental development, we invite you to contact our office for a complimentary consultation. Early intervention is the best treatment you could offer your child. It can shorten treatment time and aids in dental and overall health of your child.