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Thumb sucking is a natural reflex and a normal activity.  Fingers, thumbs, or pacifiers may be preferred by some infants.  When the habit is intense or vigorous and persists longer than normal, severe uncorrectable orthodontic problems can result.  Individual counseling is recommended to determine if your child is prone to these problems.

Last updated on June 7, 2010 by Children's Dental Care