Palatal deformations caused by pacifiers

Lund, Amy E.
April 1999
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Apr99, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p480
Academic Journal
Reports that researchers at Finland-based University of Turku have discovered that use of pacifiers can deform infants' palates. Comparison study of breast-fed infants who used pacifiers or finger-sucked; Palatal tissue deformations in 96 percent of pacifier-users; Speculation that duration and intensity of pacifier sucking, size and shape of pacifier contribute to malformation.


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