Posted on 3/25/2020 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
|Are you a parent and not sure if you should let your baby suck on a pacifier? Did you know that only certain pacifiers are considered safe for your baby? Some pacifiers are really bad for their teeth.
In recent years, it has shown that certain pacifiers were not made to be safe for dental eruption. We're going to explain what pacifiers are safe for your child and what pacifiers are not safe. Plus, we can help you figure out why you want to choose orthodontic pacifiers over any other pacifiers.
Orthodontic Pacifiers and Why They are Safer for your Child
Are you not sure what an orthodontic pacifier is? An orthodontic pacifier is a pacifier that has a flattened bottom, and is round on top. That will help prevent tooth misalignment later in life. It also helps with the development with your baby's jaws. When your baby sucks on the orthodontic pacifiers, it flattens in their mouth, which helps with the development of their teeth.
The pacifiers also cause less overbites than other pacifiers. Just remember to limit their pacifier time as it can still cause some damage to their teeth. Try to take their pacifier away before they get to the age of one year old, if your child will tolerate it. Studies also showed that letting your baby suck on their pacifiers during nap time can help prevent sudden infant death syndrome, also known as (SIDS).
So, choosing orthodontic pacifiers is really the best way to go. These pacifiers are a lot better for your babies than any other pacifiers. These are designed to help with many different health issues that older styles of pacifiers can sometimes cause. If you have any questions about why these pacifiers are safer for your child, please contact our office for more information.