A company that makes thumb-sucking guards and was founded by a mum who saw a gap in the market for positive support has won support from the Oral Health Foundation.

Thumbsie has received Product Accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation.

It works alongside dentists to help to stop children thumb sucking, which can create dental problems, such as overbite, misaligned teeth and even a malformed palette, which can lead to painful and prolonged dental treatment.

The Oral Health Foundation Accreditation panel welcomed this innovative product, designed to tackle to theproblem of damage from occlusion which can be caused by thumb or finger sucking. The panel complimented the submission, and the array of evidence provided to support the problems of damage from occlusion associated with thumb sucking.

Official accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation means that a product has been independently endorsed by experts. They said that Thumbsie had included substantial anecdotal statements from the public verifying how this product had helped ‘break the habit’ of thumb/finger sucking in children.

Consumers can be very confident that if they buy an accredited product it has been verified to be effective, aswell as of a very high quality.

Jo Bates, owner and founder of Thumbsie said: ‘To be accredited by the Oral Health Foundation is amazing, I am absolutely thrilled. We know that Thumbsie is a great product as we have so many lovely success stories and happy customers, but to have approval from such a prestigious national body will give our customers assurance and confidence when buying from us. I hope that this means that more people will find out about and trust Thumbsie to help their child to stop thumb or finger sucking, quickly and easily, taking away the stress and anxiety that some families experience with this difficult process.’

The Thumbsie is all the more relevant during the current COVID 19 pandemic as thumb sucking could help a virus get into the moist parts of the face (eyes, mouth, nose), which it needs to do to infect a person. A Thumbsie can make giving up faster and easy, reducing the chances of infection.

The Thumbsie is a fabric thumb guard that is handmade and fits over the thumb or finger like a glove for the prevention of thumb sucking in children.

To find out more, visit www.thumbsie.co.uk