Dentists are Now Supporting Pacifiers

For years, many people have worried about their child's teeth if they give them a pacifier.

Now, pacifiers are getting support from an unlikely group: dentists.

The pacifier is getting the support in a study published by the Academy of General Dentistry.

The report says pacifiers can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

The risk for SIDS is reduced because sucking a pacifier makes it possible for a baby to awake from a deep sleep.

If you are still worried about your child's teeth, dentists say teeth alignment problems usually self-correct within six months after a child stops using a pacifier.


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