Why a Pacifier Can Affect Your Child’s Dental Health
30th July 2019
Using a pacifier for a prolonged period of time can have a negative affect on your child’s oral health. A child-friendly dentist can advise you on using a pacifier, and on monitoring the progress of your child’s teeth.
Prolonged use of a pacifier can affect the shape of the mouth, especially the roof of the mouth.
A pacifier may result in teeth which slant forwards, similar to a child who sucks their thumb.
Don’t dip a pacifier in sweet solutions to avoid encouraging the conditions for tooth decay.
“When using a pacifier, it’s important to exercise caution so that your baby can have healthy teeth and gums for life.”