10. I can’t get my child to stop sucking his ﬁngers/thumb!
Parents of children who have a ﬁnger habit can drive themselves crazy trying many methods to convince their child to stop the habit. If your child has a ﬁnger habit, the goal is always to have them stop the habit prior to starting Kindergarten. Your child’s front baby teeth will be replaced with adult teeth around this time. When the front adult teeth are erupting, you want to avoid any forces placed on these teeth so that they can erupt in their natural positions. Pediatric dentists have many ideas to help parents ﬁght the ﬁnger-sucking battle – so make sure to ask at your next check-up visit!