If you are a mother like me, I am sure this topic is not something new to you.
In fact, all of us, at some point of time, wonder if pacifier is the solution for our cranky baby who just cannot be soothed.
However, at the very last moment, you always wonder if it will do more good than harm as you heard stories about pacifier teeth.
WHAT ARE PACIFIER TEETH?
Pacifier teeth are misalignment in teeth caused by prolonged usage of pacifier.
The dental problems can be open bite, overbite or crossbite.
Once the problem is developed, it is not going to be solved on its own and intervention is required to solve it.
IS IT GOING TO CAUSE DENTAL PROBLEM FOR SURE?
It depends on how long your baby been using the pacifier.
If the habit is carried on until the grow of the permanent teeth, then the effect is sure.
WHEN SHOULD CHILDREN STOP USING PACIFIER?
The use of pacifier should be stopped as early as 6 months and not later than 4 years old, the earlier the better.
Though pacifier has its benefit, the prolong use of it will cause dental problem.
It is recommended to stop using pacifier as early as possible