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Thumb Sucking Clinic

Thumbsie® Launches First Thumb Sucking Dental Clinic in Harpenden

We are very excited to announce that we have launched our first Thumb Sucking Clinic in July in a joint venture with Pure Dentistry, Harpenden to help children who are finding it hard to stop thumb and finger sucking which can lead to serious dental problems. “Prolonged and vigorous thumb sucking can create problems with the palate and the formation of[...]
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Big Achievement in the Small Awards

The National ‘Small Awards’ has announced its shortlists for the 2018 awards and we are absolutely delighted that Thumbsie® has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Digital Star category. The Small Awards targets the whole UK small business sector, focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards.  In its second year it has attracted a record number of[...]
Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

“The whole thumb sucking thing has been a major battle for many years in our house…..” Sound familiar? Take heart and find out how this amazing brother and sister managed to stop sucking at the same time….and in only 3 weeks. Thomas (11) and Emily (8) have sucked their thumbs since they were babies, Thomas since birth. After much persuasion[...]
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A sprinkle of Unicorn magic to help stop sucking

Natalie, a five-year-old former thumb sucker chose her beloved Unicorns to help her stop thumb sucking, which she did in just 2 weeks! In legend, it is said that a Unicorn horn contains special powers, but because the beautiful beasts don’t tend to be that easy to find, Thumbsie® has taken some of their magic and put it into a[...]
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Not just for Thumbs – stop finger sucking too!

Caitlin has been sucking her fingers since she was 4 months old. Now, approaching 9, Caitlin’s dentist had begun to warn her about the hazards of continuing to suck her digits and the effect that it might have on her teeth, which were in danger of growing out of shape. Despite nagging, bribing and cajoling over a 6-month period, Caitlin’s[...]
Thumbsucking Habit

How to Give Up the Thumbsucking Habit Successfully

Breaking a long-term habit can be incredibly difficult. And this can be especially true for children. Whether it is nail-biting, hair-twirling or even nose-picking, habits can become a big part of a child's life. Perhaps the most widely known habit is thumb sucking. Even some adults struggle to break this habit, not just children. So, what is thumb sucking and[...]
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Give Up Giving Up and Resolve to Quit – Give up Thumb Sucking

Christmas is a time when lots of people spend time more time with their families and start to notice the little quirks and foibles that helps to make them who they are…. and occasionally a bit irritating. An aunt with a tickly cough, a brother who tells awful jokes, a husband with a restless leg who sets the cutlery jangling[...]
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All I want for Christmas is my two straight front teeth……

All I want for Christmas is my two straight front teeth…... With Black Friday over we are now plunging headlong toward Christmas, with parents rushing around to create the perfect day. It’s exhausting and very time pressured. However, there are still 4 weeks until Christmas and that is plenty of time for your child to stop sucking their thumb. If[...]
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Highly Commended in Business Awards

In November 2017 Aylesbury Vale Commerce welcomed local businesses to the inaugural Five Star Business Awards. There were 12 categories for entrants. The awards were in partnership with Aylesbury Vale District Council and sponsored by the local Radio station Mix 96.  "We were overwhelmed with the many quality entries. It's clear to all involved in the organisation of these awards, that[...]
Dentist recommends Thumbsie®

Pure Dentistry recommend Thumbsie®

Dr. Dan Shaffer from Pure Dentistry had been recommending Thumbsie® for some time so invited me into his clinic in Harpenden, Hertfordshire to meet the team. Pure Dentistry is passionate about Children’s dental health. They are very child-friendly and I was amazed to find that they even have a screen on the ceiling so the children can watch their favourite[...]
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