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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 249-250

An unusual sucking habit in a child


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, HKE's S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research ,Gulbarga - 585104, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences, Gulbarga - 585105, India

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Nagalakshmi Chowdhary
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, HKE's S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gulbarga - 585104
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.76394

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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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