The Effects Of Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers

February 14, 2019

BEING A PARENT, though wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and full of uncertainties, especially when it’s your first child and everything is new and overwhelming. Our practice might not be able to take away all of the uncertainties, but we can certainly help you out when it comes to pacifiers and thumb sucking and […]


Ouch!!! Thumb Sucking Can Hurt Your Teeth!!!

June 30, 2016

Prolonged finger or thumb sucking can lead to crooked teeth and bite problems affecting both baby teeth and permanent teeth that are developing, causing upper front teeth to tip outward and upper jaw to narrow in the back. If a child doesn’t stop on their own by the age of three, we do advise parents […]


Our newest products are in!!

November 23, 2015

Our newest products are in!! Thumbuddy To Love is a thumb puppet that serves as a positive reminder of the importance to stop finger or thumb sucking. (Comes as Ballerina Sue or Fireman Fred) The Binky Fairy for Pacifier Suckers is an interactive finger puppet that can help with the struggles of the weaning period […]


Encouraging Children to Stop Thumb Sucking!

January 22, 2014

What are some of the ways you have encouraged your child to stop sucking their thumbs? Tell us your stories in the comment box!


When Should Thumb Sucking Stop?

January 21, 2014

Usually children stop thumb sucking between 2-4 years old, or by the time the adult front teeth are ready to break through the gums. After your child’s permanent adult teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of their mouth and teeth alignment. Vigorous thumb sucking may also cause problems with baby […]


Tips To Stop Thumb Sucking

January 20, 2014

• Praise you child for not sucking their thumbs. Don’t scold them for sucking them. • Children often suck their thumbs when they feel insecure or need comfort. Focus on why your child is anxious and comfort your child. • For older children, involve them in choosing how to stop. Dr. Alvarez can offer encouragement […]


Product of the Month: Mavala STOP!

January 16, 2014

Product of the month: Mavala STOP Children who are unable to stop sucking their thumbs might need a little extra help. Dr. Alvarez may recommend Mavala STOP! Mavala STOP has a bitter yet harmless taste and the appearance of clear enamel. It helps break the nail biting and thumb sucking habit. It is used by […]