Pacifiers Your Dentist Will Recommend
Parents usually use pacifiers to help their baby up to the age of six months. Your dentist can recommend the best types and brands of pacifiers for your baby.
- Look for a pacifier that does not contain bisphenol A (BPA), as it could reduce the risk from issues such as hypersensitivity linked to this chemical.
- Buying a one-piece pacifier removes the joints where bacteria can build up, as well as reducing the risk of a choking hazard as there are less parts to the pacifier.
- An orthodontic pacifier replicates the look and feel of a natural nipple, which can help with the development of your baby’s teeth and jaws by keeping the tongue in the right position.
“Research shows that children who use orthodontic pacifiers are also less likely to develop thumb sucking when they get older, and may have a lower risk for developing an open bite.”
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