Oral habits--part 2: beyond nutritive and non-nutritive sucking.

  title={Oral habits--part 2: beyond nutritive and non-nutritive sucking.},
  author={Mihiri J Silva and David John Manton},
  journal={Journal of dentistry for children},
  volume={81 3},
In addition to sucking habits, a range of other habits have been associated with short- and long-term dental and orthodontic problems. These habits include tongue thrusting and atypical swallowing, lip sucking, oral self-mutilation, mouth breathing, and bruxism. Although the association between form and function continues to be controversial, if habits are of sufficient duration they may lead to dental malocclusion and impede successful management. Oral self-injury and bruxism can lead to… CONTINUE READING