Children who suck their thumb, fingers or pacifier can develop problems with the roof of their mouth and how their teeth come together. Most children stop between ages 2 and Thumb sucking should stop before the child's permanent teeth start coming in.
Dental anxiety can keep people from getting regular dental checkups. Sedation dentistry helps people relax enough to maintain their oral health. How about Meditation, Pranayama and Mantra Japa to quiet the mind instead of sedation? Just a thought.