Townie® Poll

Digit Sucking

Poll conducted from 4/16/2010 To 5/14/2010

Did you ever suck your thumb or fingers as a child?
415 total votes
39%
a. Yes
61%
b. No
Do you think digit sucking is a problem?
335 total votes
82%
a. Yes
18%
b. No
Do you routinely ask child patients if they suck their thumb?
332 total votes
47%
a. Yes
53%
b. No
At what age would you expect digit sucking to stop?
335 total votes
27%
a. One to two years old
48%
b. Three to four years old
23%
c. Five to six years old
2%
d. Seven years old
Do you document thumb or digit sucking on your charts?
330 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
Do your offer counseling for patients who suck their thumb or fingers?
330 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
Does your practice provide information about products available to help children stop the thumb sucking habit?
330 total votes
36%
a. Yes
64%
b. No
Have you taken a course on treating digit sucking?
331 total votes
6%
a. Yes
94%
b. No
Are you interested in adding counseling for digit sucking to your hygiene therapies?
322 total votes
62%
a. Yes
38%
b. No
What approach do you use for children who are still sucking their thumb or digits when the permanent teeth erupt?
0 total votes

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