Con: Potential for Future Dental Issues
Using a pacifier for too long can cause a baby to develop dental issues, including overbite, overjet, or even cavities. Using a pacifier beyond the age of 2 or 3 increases a child’s likelihood of needing orthodontic treatment in the future.
Now, pacifiers themselves aren’t a concern for dental issues – as many parents worry. It is merely prolonged use that you should be wary of. Shortly, we will talk more about how proper shape and sizing of a pacifier can actually aid in proper oral development.