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Pacifiers and oral health

Although the use of a pacifier can be beneficial to a baby’s health in certain respects, parents may want to monitor the use of sucking objects when the child grows older to protect dental health. Some guidelines and care for pacifiers is included in this article as well as giving parents an awareness of the oral health risks associated with them. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that pacifiers are used by up to 85 percent of American babies, and may be beneficial during the first six months of life. Sucking is normal, natural behavior for babies. This is …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 16, 2013 07:11PM Published Jul 16, 2013 07:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.