Study Findings on Thumb Sucking Affecting Children's Dental Development

Based on the results of one study, thumb sucking does influence dental development. Prolonged thumb sucking for 36 months or more is associated with both anterior open bite and posterior cross bite.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Effects Of Nonnutritive Sucking Habits On Occlusal Characteristics In The Mixed Dentition," Pediatric, 2005, by JJ Warren, RL Slayton, T Yonezu, SE Bishara. (Citations: 89).

Purpose: Little is known about the extent to which nonnutritive sucking habits contribute to malocclusion in the mixed dentition. The purpose of this study was to report on the relationship between certain occlusal traits in the mixed dentition and longitudinal sucking ...



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