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Got a Thumb Sucker? A CT Mom Has Solution!

Got a Thumb Sucker? A CT Mom Has Solution!

Does your child suck his thumb?  It's very common:  15% of kids in the United States between the ages of 5 and 9 years partake in this habit.  Are you worried about his teeth?  Do you want him to STOP?  Well, Dr. Susan Braun, a mom and orthodontist, has come-up with a solution. 

"All the questions I grappled with as a parent reflected upon my practice and visa versa.  So, when faced with the challenge of addressing thumb sucking, I looked at the issue as an opportunity to teach skills I felt invaluable," she explains, noting she could fix the damage caused by thumb sucking with her dental skills.  "But something inside told me...