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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    My son loves his dummy. I am getting strict about when he uses it...gently weaning him off his dependency and so far so good.

    However, I have noticed that his front teeth are turning a little buckwise.
    Could this be through extensive dummy use?

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    Default Re: Does dummy use affect teeth?

    Yes.

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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    My dentist told me not to worry about it at all, that an orthodontic dummy was a far better option than a thumb and that all his kids had had one.

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    So much conflicting info!! Maybe chat to your dentist op if u are concerned but i heard like bottle use it can cause teeth issues x

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    Righto. Dummy is going in the bin. Thanks guys.

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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    I used a dummy until I was 4 (apparently I was stubborn giving it up lol) and I don't have a single tooth out of place, nor have I ever needed braces.

    As long as it's an orthodontic dummy (NUK do them), you're fine. Far better than a thumb.

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    I can tell when a kid has been using a dummy for a long time - their teeth tend to stick out. DD's teeth did this, DP's niece's teeth did this, a friend's 3-year-old has teeth like this.

    The good news is, it improved for DD in time... but I got rid of hers before she was 3. DP's niece was at least 4 when hers was taken from her, and her teeth have so far not improved (she's 7.5 now).

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    my dd used a dummy til she was 4.. her teeth are going the opposite way... so going more in than out. and she has a large gap between top and bottom so she has a large lisp. 2 dentists said it's because of the dummy.

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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    Depends how old your child is tbh. Anytime under 2 is ok. It's after then that can cause problems with teeth and speech.

    Happy to go into more detail if need be. I'm experienced and qualified in the dental field.

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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    My dentist told me not to worry about it at all, that an orthodontic dummy was a far better option than a thumb and that all his kids had had one.
    This ^^^ DS is 3 and still has a dummy and his teeth are perfect. I'm not worried.


 

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