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Do Pacifiers Impact on a Child’s Oral Health?

A pacifier can be beneficial in comforting a child, but prolonged use may impact on their oral health. By visiting a child-friendly dentist you can be advised on best practices when using a pacifier.

Key takeaways:

  • Using a pacifier for a prolonged time can impact the roof of a child’s mouth and lead to an open bite.
  • If your child uses a pacifier for long periods it may lead to crooked or misaligned teeth.
  • Try avoiding sweet items such as honey on the pacifier as this increases the risk of tooth decay.

“By using a pacifier properly, you can enjoy its benefits while reducing the risk that your child would experience oral health problems as a result. Talk to your dentist or pediatrician more about safe pacifier use!”

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