Effect of pacifiers on baby teeth
Persistent and long-term use of pacifiers, especially after permanent teeth appear, can cause the following:
-Roof of mouth too narrowed
-Mal alignment of upper and lower jaw
-Upper front teeth to slant out
-Lower teeth to 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.