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An unusual sucking habit in a child.

Authors
  • Chowdhary, Nagalakshmi
  • Gaffur, Hazra
  • Chowdhary, Ramesh
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contemporary clinical dentistry
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
1
Issue
4
Pages
249–250
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.76394
PMID: 22114431
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Presence of oral habit in 3-6 year old children is an important finding in the clinical examination. An oral habit is no longer considered as normal for children near the end of this age group. In pre-school children, digit and dummy sucking is a predominant habit, and girls are found to have a higher level of sucking habit then boys do. Here is a case report of a unique sucking habit, which if not stopped, will lead to dental problem in the child.

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