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Thumb sucking and pacifier use

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for children.  Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep. How can thumb sucking affect my child’s teeth? After permanent teeth come …

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