An unusual sucking habit in a child

October 2010
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry;Oct-Dec2010, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p249
Academic Journal
Case Study
Presence of oral habit in 3-6 year old children is an important fi nding in the clinical examination. An oral habit is no longer considered as normal for children near the end of this age group. In pre-school children, digit and dummy sucking is a predominant habit, and girls are found to have a higher level of sucking habit then boys do. Here is a case report of a unique sucking habit, which if not stopped, will lead to dental problem in the child.


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