How Can a Pacifier Impact My Child’s Teeth?
It is advisable to talk to your child-friendly dentist about using a pacifier properly. In this way you can reduce the risk of potential oral problems from overuse of a pacifier. Key takeaways:
- Extended use of a pacifier can impact the roof of the mouth, so that over time the top and bottom rows of teeth will not touch.
- Prolonged pacifier use can lead to teeth or jaw misalignment, as well as crooked or crowded teeth.
- Your child should be weaned off a pacifier by the time they are two years old.