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Effect of pacifiers on baby teeth


Persistent and long- term sucking, especially after permanent teeth begin to come (around the age of six), can cause the following:{{more}}

– Roof of mouth too narrowed

– Mal alignment of upper and lower jaw

– Upper front teeth to slant out

– Lower teeth tilt in

Advantages of Pacifiers

– Pacifiers help to calm your baby

– Pacifiers offer temporary distraction. If your baby is hungry, a pacifier may comfort the baby for few minutes. Pacifiers also help to distract the baby during blood tests and other procedures.

– Pacifiers help to soothe a fussy baby

– Pacifiers can be disposed of easily

When the time comes to stop using a pacifier, you can throw it away.

(Disadvantages next week)

Dr Keith John

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Clinic: SVG Dental Corporation

Telephone: 784-456-2220

Cell: 784-526-0752