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Question Is sucking thumb bad - June 18th 2010, 10:24 AM

People mention that sucking your thumb is bad because you end up with buck teeth. also yout thumb shrinks or get's bigger. I suck my thumb for comfort and I also stroke my nose I'm 13 and It can be embarrasing at times but I don't think I grow at of it
   
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Re: Is sucking thumb bad - June 18th 2010, 02:52 PM

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The main problem is if you do it quite regularly it can cause a change in the occlusion of your teeth and in extreme cases can leave you with proclined upper teeth and retroclined lower teeth as shown in pics

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Re: Is sucking thumb bad - June 18th 2010, 08:16 PM

Yeah. It can definitely affect your teeth. I had a dummy for many years, and it just added to the already unalined jaw I have. So see if you can get yourself to cut it out. Or your dentist will be cursing you in a few years.



   
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