lip licking

Lip Licking or Sucking Can Affect Children’s Oral Health

Lip Licking or Sucking Can Affect Children’s Oral Health

Lip licking may be a result of your child having dry or chapped lips. He or she may continuously and unconsciously lick or suck on their lips for moisture. However, the pattern can continue even after their lips become healthy. Kids may suck their lower lip when in a new environment or unfamiliar situation as a coping mechanism. It may develop as a habit and continue even when your child is relieved of the stress.