Sucking on fingers and pacifiers is a completely normal habit for young children as it provides security. Most children will stop their sucking habit naturally on their own between 2-4 years of age, but some children may need assistance. Unfortunately, these habits can affect how the upper front teeth come in. Frequent sucking can also affect a child’s bite.
Rather than focusing on solutions to the damage, at The Children’s Dental Center we encourage breaking the habit instead.