• Theories Of Thumb Sucking 22 - Sep - 2008, at 20:02 PM - 1

  • Numerous theories are given by different people to explain the thumb sucking habit. These theories try to explain the etiology and implications of the thumb sucking. The various theories are Psychoanalytical or psychosexual Theory This theory is given by Sigmund Freud. According..

  • Treatment For a Thumb Sucking Patient 18 - Sep - 2008, at 20:07 PM

  • What factors should be considered when the treatment plan for a thumb sucking patient is decided? These factors help us to decide the approach of the treatment. If the child is not motivated properly there is no use of starting with the treatment. There are various treatment consideration..

  • Examination Of Thumb Sucking Patient 13 - Jul - 2008, at 05:36 AM - 2

  • Examination of a thumb sucking patient by the dentist involves taking history from the patient and/or parents involving complete knowledge of behaviour,  habits and intensity of problem. It includes physical examination of the feature and intra oral examination of the patient. The complete..

  • Prevention Of Thumb Sucking 13 - Jul - 2008, at 05:05 AM - 1

  •   It is always better to prevent the habit to develop than to treat it afterwards. We should therefore take necessary steps in the very beginning so that the habit does not develop. For that we should know what are the main causes,  i.e under which circumstances does  the chil..

  • Causes of Thumb Sucking 13 - Jul - 2008, at 04:58 AM

  • Knowing the cause of thumb sucking by child is important for treatment planning. Thumb sucking is not any disease but it is a habbit acquired by child over a period of time. There can be different causes of thumbsucking by child. These can be parents occupation, working mothers, feeding practics et..

  • Treatment Of Thumb Sucking 13 - Jul - 2008, at 04:45 AM - 1

  • Thumb Sucking in children usually starts at the age of 6 months, at times before birth. Children have a natural tedency to suck. This habit may involve sucking of thumb, digits or pacifiers. Children develop this habit to suck whenever they are hungry, tired, restless, bored  or sleepy. 90%..

  • Habit of Thumb Sucking 13 - Jul - 2008, at 04:17 AM

  • Thumb sucking is defined as placement of the thumb or one or more fingers in varying depths into the mouth. Some children instead of sucking the thumb have the habit of finger sucking. The thumb sucking habit is considered normal in preschool children but it is considered abnormal when the child..

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