Thumbsucking

  • Can have a negative effect on developing teeth and jaw
  • Can lead to misalignment of teeth
  • Can cause speech problems
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Sucking the thumb is considered normal behaviour for babies and may even start in the womb. However, according to The American Dental Association, if it continues beyond the age of 3 or 4, it can have a negative effect on developing teeth and jaw. In fact, prolonged thumb sucking can lead to serious dental and speech problems. Research shows that greater than 60% of 10-year-old thumb suckers have a serious misalignment of their teeth.

Persistent thumb sucking can lead to speech problems such as lisping and imprecise pronunciation. Once the habit has been stopped natural improvement of the teeth can occur.

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I have been looked after so well here at The Dental Rooms. The orthodontists are thorough and really understand your needs and concerns to get you the results that you want. Cannot recommend enough - it's been an absolute pleasure. I have never smiled so much!

Dental Rooms £ Wimbledon 020 8946 2426 Dental Rooms

Dental Rooms is an extremely friendly, organised and well run dentistry. All members of the team especially Angela, Tommy and Andrea are very kind, helpful and brilliant at their job. It is a real pleasure to go to them whenever I need a check up or to resolve an issue. Truly amazing.

Dental Rooms £ Wimbledon 020 8946 2426 Dental Rooms

The premises are plush and superbly equipped, with hygiene a priority. I have recommended Dr Patel and the Dental Rooms to my friends and colleges.

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