Digit-sucking: A review of the literature, clinical observations and treatment recommendations

Children can be helped to eliminate their sucking habits quickly, without coercion, and in a positive way.

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Van Norman, Rosemarie

The purpose of this paper is to share information about the digit-(thumb/finger) sucking behavior including how it begins; the biological psychological and physiological connections; how it becomes perpetuated; problems related to prolonged sucking activity; guidelines for referral; and considerations for appropriate patient selection to enhance successful therapy.

Digit-sucking: A review of the literature, clinical observations and treatment recommendations
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Prolonged digit-sucking habits can have a negative impact on dental, speech, physical and emotional development. Children can be helped to eliminate their sucking habits quickly, without coercion, and in a positive way.

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