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Breaking the Habit: Tips for Parents

It’s important to break the digit sucking habit before it affects your child’s oral health. Here are a few suggestions that may help:

  • Timing is key: Choose a time when your child is relaxed and not under stress to address the habit.
  • Motivate your child: Explain to your child the potential consequences of digit sucking, such as misaligned teeth and speech problems. Use visuals, like images or videos, to help illustrate
    your point.
  • Use a reward system: Encourage your child by offering small rewards for breaking the habit. This will provide an incentive for your child to stick with it.

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