Thumb sucking does not often result in tooth or mouth injury. Passively putting the thumb in the mouth, for example, is unlikely to cause damage. Aggressive thumb sucking with a lot of action, on the other hand, will injure primary teeth, but this normally corrects itself when permanent teeth emerge.

Thumb sucking may also induce misalignment of your child’s permanent teeth, as well as problems with the jaw, the structure of the lip, and the top of the mouth. Your infant can be exposed to soil, bacteria, and viruses as a result of thumb sucking.

Thumb sucking vigorously and frequently may have a variety of consequences for the teeth and lips. This is due to the constant pressure applied to the teeth, jawbone, and roof of the mouth by the thumb and sucking.

It could result in an overbite, in which the front teeth protrude from the mouth. Other bite problems include lower teeth that point backward toward the back of the mouth or an open bite, in which the top and bottom teeth do not touch while the mouth is closed. Changes in the structure of the mouth, which may have an effect on tooth orientation and speech habits. Sensitivity of the mouth’s roof.

When thumb sucking stops before the permanent teeth come in, most of these problems go down or don’t come up at all. These side effects could be more likely in children who suck their thumb for a long time and practice sucking their thumb vigorously. Therefore, it is important to let your children develop vigorous thumb sucking habit.

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