How Dummies Affect Baby’s Oral Health

Dummies (pacifiers) can have both positive and negative effects on baby’s oral health:

– Dummies provide comfort to baby and can actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

– Unfortunately, dummies can affect baby’s jaw development and the shape of the roof of the mouth if used too much.

– The dentist will advise you to only use them at nap and sleep time, and to wean baby off their dummy by the age of two.

“Your child’s teeth may slant forward or protrude from the mouth and the teeth may not come in properly.”

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