Assessment of Children with Thumb Sucking Habit in Babylon City


  • Abdulmahdi A. Hasan



Thumb, Children, Babylon, school.


Aims: The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of thumb sucking habit between preschoolers
and the effect on their occlusion of the habit.
Materials and Methods: 42 of pre-school children aged 4-5 years who were inspected by questioning for
the presence or absence of thumb sucking habit, and thumb examination, and the teeth were examined for
the presence of decreased over flight and overbite or open bite.
Results: Total number children have thumb sucking habit, and open bite of them.
Conclusion: In this age group (4-5) years , the number of children with thumb sucking habit was considered
high and the habit was found to increase the prevalence of malocclusion of deciduous.

Author Biography

Abdulmahdi A. Hasan

PhD, Ass.proof ,psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Department , college of Nnursing , Babylon University



How to Cite

Abdulmahdi A. Hasan. (2020). Assessment of Children with Thumb Sucking Habit in Babylon City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 2627-2630.