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    Default Does dummy use affect teeth?

    I would rather DS use a dummy then fingers or thumb! I was a thumb sucker and have had some serious orthodontic work to get my teeth fixed.
    If you don't find it too difficult to wean you child off the dummy then why not do it?

    Saying that, DS is now 15 months and I notice he uses way more words when the dummy is not in his mouth so I think we may give weaning a go too.

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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.
    Ours said the same thing. However I do notice kids who always have one in their mouth seem to have teeth sticking out.

    DS only uses his for sleeping, and I'll take it we are going to the dr for needles but that's it. Same with DD,(got rid of hers at 2.5) they both have perfect teeth. We also use an orthodontic shape (nuk)

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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.
    Yep I was told this too when I took DD to the dentist

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    DD had a dummy until she was 4 and she has slightly buck teeth at the front, the dentist said the big teeth below will not be affected (at 5 she has not lost any teeth yet).

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    Hi everyone. We have successfully weaned bubs off the dummy and the change has been astronomical.

    Firstly, he chats way more now. We did not realise he was so silent until he got used to having the dummy out.

    Secondly, he's less whingy. I think it was easier for me to stick the dummy in his mouth than deal with his issue/query/whatever. Now I ask him to show me and he communicates.

    Yes, his front two teeth do stick out and there is a gap but hopefully as he grows, this will correct itself. For those in the dental field I would absolutely love to hear more or if there's any tips I could follow etc.

    I am not bagging dummies btw.


 

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