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The Bad Habit of Thumb Sucking

Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) shared the consequences of long term thumb sucking for the readers of Parents Magazine. The news brief appeared in the June 2010 issue.

“It can change the shape and size of the palate, so she may need a retainer or brace that she may not have otherwise,” said Rhea Haugseth, D.M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Click here to read the article from June 2010 issue of Parents Magazine.

 

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