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Baby puts fingers in her mouth, will this affect teeth structure and is it heriditary - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a 2.5 year daughter , she has a habit of putting 2 of er fingers in her outh while sleeping...
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   will that affect her teeth structure...?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is normal upto the age of 5 years
User :   My wife is worried that the front teeth may come out when she grows up eventually
Doctor :   You need not worry
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It will not affect her teeth structure
User :   ok .. can we call you...?
Doctor :   No, It does not happen like that
Doctor :   let the teeth erupt normally
Doctor :   Yes, sure
User :   can we have your numbers
Doctor :   yes sure, please hold on
Doctor :   May I know what is it regarding?
Doctor :   Any health problem?
User :   the same issue... the reason is my wife is worried because she used do the same till the age of 13-14yrs and she is fearing that as result the teeth structure may be affected which is her case...
User :   yes
Doctor :   One of our customer care team member will call you after the chat, can you confirm your contact number
User :   i have logged inthru the HSBC staff programme...
User :   Is it hereditary..i.e the teeth structure
Doctor :   Ok, I will make sure that our team member will call you soon
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   ok thanks
User :   i am calling
User :   bye
Doctor :   No, it is not hereditary
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   thank you, bye for now
User :   Hellp
User :   Hello
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