How to Break the Thumb-Sucking Habit?

Answer Babies learn to suck their thumbs in the womb as a self-pacification method. This practice often continues into a child's early years, but it should be stopped by age five, according to Medicine Ne... Read More »

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How to Develop a Thumb Sucking Habit?

Maybe you're a smoker, or maybe you're finding it difficult to fall asleep, or stay asleep. Or, perhaps, you find taking drugs a poor alternative for dealing with stress. Sucking your thumb may be ... Read More »

Is sucking your thumb bad?

Other than the fact that there's a small increased chance of changing your mouth occlusion (open bite and/or overjet) and/or infecting your thumb, and you risk poor social definition, it's a good h... Read More »

I'm 13 how do I stop sucking my thumb?

If your braces or retainers have any part that lays over the roof of your mouth, sucking your thumb will feel awkward and unrewarding. But if it still is tempting, try sleeping with a sock over yo... Read More »


It's just a habit that you start. I have been biting my nails for a long time and it's very addicting. I've tried to stop but I just keep doing it. So it's almost the same with you. You could put o... Read More »