Thumb & Finger Sucking Habits

Here at The Smile Team Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to your children’s oral health and can help you if your child has developed  the bad habit of sucking their thumb.

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  • Certified Specialist in pediatric and special needs dentistry
  • Mother of 3 young children
  • Over 13 years of experience as a dentist and 7 years in pediatric dentistry
  • Also serves as Staff Pediatric Dentist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital

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MEET DR. CHAHAL

Your child is in great hands with Dr. Chahal and her team!

  • Voted Top 3 Pediatric Dentist in Calgary
  • Mother of 3 children and empathizes with parents
  • Over 13 years of experience working with children
  • Experience with complicated and specialized cases
INSURANCE + PAYMENTS

We want amazing dentistry to be affordable for everyone!

  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Fee Guide Pricing
  • Flexible Payment Options
WE’RE FUN & FRIENDLY

We’ve created an awesome experience for you and your child!

  • Friendly and Energetic Team
  • Modern, Renovated, Sports Themed Office
  • Free Parking

Thumb & Finger Sucking Habits

Here at The Smile Team Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to your children’s oral health.

We all know how soothing pacifiers can be for small infants. Pacifiers can comfort them and help them fall asleep. As parents take away the pacifiers, we often see thumb and finger sucking start. This is quite natural but can be harmful to children’s mouths.

Excessive sucking can cause the front teeth to come in crooked. If the sucking continues, your children’s bites may be off. Their jaws and bones may not grow properly and require extensive dental care to fix (if that is even possible).

To help your children stop these habits, you need to be very watchful. Reward them for not sucking their thumbs, especially in stressful situations. If you have a very anxious child, you need to find other ways to help him or her deal with anxiety.

Many parents place their children’s fingers in socks to stop the sucking. In bad cases, a dentist can help. There are mouthpieces that discourage sucking, or we can prescribe a medication to put right on the thumb.

If you have any questions about thumb and finger sucking or pacifier habits, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (587) 356-8326.

Contact Details

The Smile Team Pediatric Dentistry
Suite 235 600 Crowfoot Cres NW
Calgary, Alberta-Canada T3G 0B4

Phone: (587) 356-8326

Business Hours
Monday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Sat, Sun: Closed

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Our goals are to work together with you to:

PLAN: Create an individualized plan together with you to address your child’s specific treatment needs

TREAT: Work with you to complete treatment in a way that works with your family philosophy

PREVENT: Help you and your child maintain healthy, cavity free dental visits in the future

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