TITLE

Palatal deformations caused by pacifiers

AUTHOR(S)
Lund, Amy E.
PUB. DATE
April 1999
SOURCE
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Apr99, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p480
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
2037747

 

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