Can Thumbsucking And Pacifier Use Cause Damage To Your Child’s Teeth?

Do you have a young child in your life who is always grabbing for their pacifier or continuously sucking their thumb? These are both common soothing techniques for infants and toddlers. It is also a common coping mechanism as a child gets a little older to help them feel calm and not overwhelmed by a situation. While these behaviors can help ease a tantrum or create a sense of calm on a sleepless night, the longer your child uses a pacifier or sucks their thumb, the more damage they can cause to their teeth and jaw.