TITLE

thumb sucking

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2184
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "thumb sucking" is presented. It refers to the habit of sucking one's thumb. Prolonged and intensive thumb sucking past the time the first permanent teeth erupt might result in a misshapen mouth and displaced teeth. Both dental and psychological therapy should be instituted provided the habit persists.
ACCESSION #
21248624

 

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